Ties That Bind

Friel, Brian
July 2006
National Journal;7/15/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 28, p24
The article discusses the debate over the immigration policy in the U.S. It cites the deportation case of Carolina Sulecio-Hernandez, a Guatemalan-born woman, which resulted in being separated from her son. Most of the new citizens stated that they acquire their U.S. citizenship through family connections and admit that they expect to take advantage of its benefit. In 2005, 1.1 million immigrants were granted legal permanent resident status by the Homeland Security Department in which 58 percent benefited from family-friendly policies.


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