US Immigration Policy Programs and Implementations
US Immigration Policy Programs and Implementations
RESEARCH PAPER: By studying the public policy issues one can analyze the leadership characteristicsthat have led to the development and proposed implementation of a
critical issue (https://www.migrationpolicy.org/topics/immigration-policy-law ). In this paper discuss the features of the issue, alternatives, leadership style of
those involved in promoting and decisions associated with issue, and the impacts of implementation of the issue. (compare between Trump and Obama). Based upon page 269
(Donald F. Kettle, “Politics of the Administrative Process) in terms of their decisiveness, transparency, identification of alternatives, transactional or
transformative style, and the relationship of the policy board with staff regarding implementation of policy decisions.
1. Introduction: US Immigration Policy Programs and Implementations
2. History : From 1790 to Present (just one page-briefly)-Policies and Implementations (https://fairus.org/legislation/reports-and-analysis/history-of-us-immigration-
3. Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC)
The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC)- (https://coloradoimmigrant.org/events/2017-08-02/ )-founded in 2002 to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by
making Colorado a more welcoming
Advocate for the rights of all immigrants and refugees and their families.
Empower the immigrant community by supporting the formation of grassroots organizations.
Promote leadership development within all immigrant communities.
Increase public awareness about the social/economic contributions of immigrants.
Educate the general community on the issues and realities of immigration.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an American immigration policy that allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th
birthday and before June 2007 to receive a renewable two-year work permit and exemption from deportation. DACA does confer non-immigrant legal status but does not
provide a path to citizenship.
In 2012, the U.S. Homeland Security secretary announced the implementation of the DACA program. Certain individuals who arrived in the United States as children and
meet specific criteria can request “deferred action,” which is a prosecutor’s discretionary determination to defer an individual’s removal from the U.S.
The federal government issues work authorization forms and Social Security cards to successful DACA applicants. Those two documents are enough to qualify for a
driver’s license in many states. Thus, several states have begun to or will issue driver’s licenses to successful DACA applicants. The National Immigration Law Center
reports that officials in at least 45 states (including Connecticut as well as all states with laws granting driving privileges to undocumented immigrants generally)
have demonstrated, either through statements or the granting of licenses, that DACA recipients will be eligible for a driver’s license or driver’s privilege card.
Arizona and Nebraska have announced that they intend to deny driver’s licenses to DACA recipients.
5. Press-Conference Hearing For Denver Immigrant Protection-Policy:
On November 20th, 2014, President Obama reinforced the U.S. government’s dragnet deportation system by launching the Priority Enforcement Program. Also known as “PEP
Comm,” the program shares the fingerprints of everyone booked in jail with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). PEP Comm asks local law enforcement to notify ICE
when suspected immigrants are released from jail. This strategy brings local sheriffs and police into federal immigration enforcement and is the primary mechanism for
funneling our communities into the deportation system.
The Campaign to Unite Colorado works to end extremely harmful collaborations between local law enforcement and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), though
passing local and state level policies that promote safety & trust. Denver’s immigrant protection policy, the Public Safety Enforcement Priority Act. The press
conference at 9:30am . Need a policy that draws a bright line in the sand between local law enforcement and immigration enforcement and that protects immigrants.
6. Undocumented Student Tuition: State Action: COLORADO IN 2013:
At least 18 states have provisions allowing in-state tution rates for undocumented students.
The states that have passed laws to allow undocumented students to receive in-state tuition delineate requirements for eligibility. In general, students must live in
state and attend high school for a specified period (1-4 years), and graduate or receive their GED. Students must be accepted to a public college or university, and
must sign an affidavit stating their intention to file for legal immigration status. At least 5 states—California, Minnesota, New Mexico, Texas and Washington—
currently allow undocumented students to receive state financial aid.
In 2008, the state legislatures in Colorado and Georgia passed bills that ban undocumented students from receiving in-state tuition rates. In 2013, Colorado repealed
the ban and passed legislation allowing for in-state tuition rates for undocumented students.
7. DREAM ACT :
The DREAM Act is an American legislative proposal for a multi-phase process for qualifying alien minors in the United States that would first grant conditional
residency and, upon meeting further qualifications, permanent residency.
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