June 16, 2012
On June 15, CNN’s John King mentioned Arizona when discussing impacts of President Obama’s policy change, which stops deportation of immigrants younger than 30, who meet certain criteria. There are the usual controversies over Presidential authority and election year tactics; but what should be important is the economic impact on Phoenix and Arizona.
Under the new policy, if these immigrants have lived in the US five years, have no criminal record, have been successful students or served in the military, they can apply for work visas. Opposition arguments include this constitutes amnesty; the Administration is lax on law enforcement; this usurps Congressional authority, and jobs are being taken from Americans.