If you're among the 3.6 million students who will be graduating this next year, you might be wondering what to do once you graduate. For many graduating students, college will be the next step. However, if you're an undocumented immigrant, you may think that your opportunity to attend college doesn't exist. That's simply not true. Just because you, and your family, may be undocumented immigrants, you still have the right to further your education.
The RAISE Act (Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act) would replace the current immigration focus on family unity to a points based system that would give preference to those who could potentially contribute more to the country.
It would also affect other aspects of the current immigration system such as limiting the number of refugees allowed into the country to 50,000 each year as well as eliminating the Diversity Visa for immigrants from countries with lower emigration rates to the United States.
There is no doubt that the United States of America provides a great deal of opportunity, however becoming a citizen can become very difficult. Many individuals that are trying to gain citizenship can be fooled into thinking that they can go through the process on their own, or that a friend can help them get through the process. This is flawed thinking, the process can be very confusing and involves a great deal of paperwork.