It is now the year 2016, the immigrant policy still has not changed immensely from the 80s. In 2016 the growth in immigration went to a staggering an estimated 11.4 million unauthorized immigrants resided in the United States. Including those that are temporary and permanent immigrants. There have been many efforts to somewhat control illegal immigration and to increase the citizenship for legal immigrant.
In 2016, a new president came to office, his name is Donald Trump,a republican. He has been very vocal over the immigration problem in our country . He is a strong supporter that there should be a bigger wall to separate the US from Mexico, and that Mexico should pay for it. he has plans for our immigration policies.
The news of Trump's plans quickly made headlines and upset a lot of people. His plans were not only to stop immigration, but he refused to let any Muslim refugee into the United States. Rallies and protests ensued right after his statement that he would be cancelling DACA.
During this time people would be divided, holding protests and rallies against this new government. I was apart of many the protests and each time we thought to see change but instead we got the worse of change. This new government ran by conservatives, has decided that we don't need laws to control the citizenship such as a the HR 2407 that gives a structure to the citizenship administration. What the government decided was to separate immigrant families.
In June of 2018 President Trump's extensive promise proved to be a real one, and by June his "Zero Tolerance" policy went in power. Over 2,000 undocumented immigrant families were separated. These two children are from Honduras, their families came in search for a better future, such as I did. This is not the change that we wanted for my people.
The United States Congress, has not yet created a solution to stop the separation. There has not been any new bills or propositions to help these families. As an immigrant myself, when I came to this country I saw opportunity and health, but now I see nothing but the stripping of these people's human rights.