La derrota del Acto Sueño (Dream Act) impulsan nuevas medidas

Este artículo tratará sobre otras medidas que no son políticas para ayudar aquellos jóvenes que se encuentran indocumentados. El Acto Sueño es una ley humanitaria que podría ayudar a millones de estos jóvenes que, desafortunadamente, depende de la política. La medida que proponen ciertos líderes tiene que ver con el proceso de adopción familiar, o sea, que una persona que es un residente permanente o ciudadano estadounidense adopte a un joven indocumentado para inmigrarlo. Este proceso no depende de la política. Depende de un proceso judicial en el estado en el cual se encuentra el joven. En Texas, por ejemplo, una persona adulta puede adoptar a un joven siempre y cuando los padres biológicos de joven están de acuerdo con la adopción.

A Permament Resident is not a U.S. Citizen

Many U.S. citizens who oppose immigration in all its forms don’t understand how the U.S. immigration system works. Most believe that undocumented immigrants automatically become U.S. citizens when they arrive in the United States or become legal immigrants. Therefore, for the purpose of shedding some light on the issue, let me begin by stating that there is a huge difference between an “undocumented” immigrant and a “legal” immigrant, and between a “legal” immigrant and a U.S. citizen.

All legal immigrants who eventually become U.S. citizens have to start at ground zero. This is the status of being an alien, a citizen of another country who is granted the right to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. The new status is known as “Lawful Permanent Residence,” or LPR. LPR doesn’t change the citizenship of the alien. For instance, someone from France retains his French citizenship although he has a right to live and work in the U.S. indefinitely as long as he doesn’t abandon his residence in the U.S. Living in France for eight months out of the year is treated as an abandonment of his LPR status.


You demonstrated it by co-sponsoring the Immigration Reform law in 2006 with Senator Ted Kennedy.

As a Hispanic, I respect and honor your contributions to this country. My own father fought in the Pacific in World War II. He was a veteran who went through hell. He spoke to me about it often. So I believe I understand what you went through.

There are many Americans who don’t understand the deep connection that unites the people of the Americas, for instance, the deep bond between the people of Mexico and the United States.

My Hispanic heritage through my mother is not Mexican. But as a result of this heritage, I’ve learned that we have to fight to unify the Americas. We’re one continent. We depend on each other.

John McCain, I still have a profound respect for you. Please reconsider your position.