Immigrations has been a hot topic in the US for a number of years. The general debate on whether or not the US government should allow more foreigners into the country is one that is not an easy decision to make. However, there are positives and negatives to this. For example, it can help grow the economy by showing support to countries that are currently in war or have a large number of refugees isolated.
President Obama has said that comprehensive changes to US immigration laws are a "moral imperative", and that immigration reform can also improve the US economy and national security. As America was built as a nation of immigrants, it seems hypocritical to turn away from open immigration policies today.
Obama said that the US needs to bring illegal immigrants out of the underground economy while it also bolsters border security. The president will continue his campaign for immigration reform with interviews at the White House with three Spanish-language TV stations. Senate Democrats are renewing their push for legislation allowing some younger illegal aliens to gain legal status, in an appeal to the large Latino voting block. Republicans in both houses of Congress oppose this immigration measure, and blocked the so-called "Dream Act" in the Senate last year.