Will you be on the RIGHT side of the new “Obamalaw”?

 By Alex Gonzalez

Immigrtation EvangelistsWhen this new “Obamalaw” rolls out, I would advise my fellow conservatives and Republicans to be in the RIGHT side of this issue. We have talked about it endlessly, you know who you are, about the need of a law to stop the separation of families and provide workers and businesses an opportunity to come out of the shadows.

Republicans in the House could have avoided this fight (they still can) by bringing a vote to the Floor on this issue. But they opted to listen the extremists like Steve King, Louie Gohmert and Ted Cruz. So if GOPers and tea partiers want to have this fight in a presidential election on immigration, well they will have a real political fight.

Most of the people that will get legalization with this “executive plan” are undocumented Americans with strong roots in this country: people with high school and college degrees, businesses, homes, mastery of the English language like Dreamers, married to U.S. citizens, Church leaders (Evangelicals and Catholics), etc… In other words, these will not be the “border kids” that you can pick on, these will be full-blooded “undocumented Americans.” So this is going to be a great political fight. So make you sure you are in the RIGHT side of  this fight.

Here are 7 reasons why this will not be good political fight for the GOP:

Most unauthorized immigrants have roots in U.S. society. According to a new fact sheet from the American Immigration Council that summarizes this data:

Unauthorized immigrants account for roughly 1-in-20 workers in the United States.

Three-fifths of unauthorized immigrants have been in the United States for more than a decade.

Nearly half of adult unauthorized immigrants live in households with children under the age of 18.

Approximately 1 million unauthorized immigrants are children.

Roughly 4.5 million native-born U.S.-citizen children have at least one unauthorized parent.

Nearly half of longtime unauthorized immigrant households are homeowners.

Approximately two-fifths of unauthorized immigrant adults attend religious services every week.

In sum, the majority of unauthorized immigrants are long-time residents of the United States who have already become part of the nation’s social and economic fabric. Most are integrating into U.S. society not only through their jobs, but through their families and communities as well.

 

most unauthorized immigrants have roots in U.S. society. According to a new fact sheet from the American Immigration Council that summarizes this data:

  • Unauthorized immigrants account for roughly 1-in-20 workers in the United States.
  • Three-fifths of unauthorized immigrants have been in the United States for more than a decade.
  • Nearly half of adult unauthorized immigrants live in households with children under the age of 18.
  • Approximately 1 million unauthorized immigrants are children.
  • Roughly 4.5 million native-born U.S.-citizen children have at least one unauthorized parent.
  • Nearly half of longtime unauthorized immigrant households are homeowners.
  • Approximately two-fifths of unauthorized immigrant adults attend religious services every week.

In sum, the majority of unauthorized immigrants are long-time residents of the United States who have already become part of the nation’s social and economic fabric. Most are integrating into U.S. society not only through their jobs, but through their families and communities as well.

– See more at: http://immigrationimpact.com/2014/08/20/seven-reasons-why-undocumented-immigrants-are-rooted-in-america/#sthash.Q5v8o8Yd.dpuf

most unauthorized immigrants have roots in U.S. society. According to a new fact sheet from the American Immigration Council that summarizes this data:

  • Unauthorized immigrants account for roughly 1-in-20 workers in the United States.
  • Three-fifths of unauthorized immigrants have been in the United States for more than a decade.
  • Nearly half of adult unauthorized immigrants live in households with children under the age of 18.
  • Approximately 1 million unauthorized immigrants are children.
  • Roughly 4.5 million native-born U.S.-citizen children have at least one unauthorized parent.
  • Nearly half of longtime unauthorized immigrant households are homeowners.
  • Approximately two-fifths of unauthorized immigrant adults attend religious services every week.

In sum, the majority of unauthorized immigrants are long-time residents of the United States who have already become part of the nation’s social and economic fabric. Most are integrating into U.S. society not only through their jobs, but through their families and communities as well.

– See more at: http://immigrationimpact.com/2014/08/20/seven-reasons-why-undocumented-immigrants-are-rooted-in-america/#sthash.Q5v8o8Yd.dpuf

most unauthorized immigrants have roots in U.S. society. According to a new fact sheet from the American Immigration Council that summarizes this data:

  • Unauthorized immigrants account for roughly 1-in-20 workers in the United States.
  • Three-fifths of unauthorized immigrants have been in the United States for more than a decade.
  • Nearly half of adult unauthorized immigrants live in households with children under the age of 18.
  • Approximately 1 million unauthorized immigrants are children.
  • Roughly 4.5 million native-born U.S.-citizen children have at least one unauthorized parent.
  • Nearly half of longtime unauthorized immigrant households are homeowners.
  • Approximately two-fifths of unauthorized immigrant adults attend religious services every week.

In sum, the majority of unauthorized immigrants are long-time residents of the United States who have already become part of the nation’s social and economic fabric. Most are integrating into U.S. society not only through their jobs, but through their families and communities as well.

– See more at: http://immigrationimpact.com/2014/08/20/seven-reasons-why-undocumented-immigrants-are-rooted-in-america/#sthash.Q5v8o8Yd.dpuf

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