A new proposal could change how new immigrants make their way to New York. While the current immigration system prioritizes those who already have familial ties in the United States, the proposed changes would get rid of family immigration as most people know it. Instead, a point-based system would emphasize those with certain background levels or specialized skills.
For many around the globe, living and working in the United States is a dream. Generations of immigrants have arrived with the hope of starting a new life.
Coming to the United States as an undocumented immigrant is a difficult experience, particularly for those who feel as if they have no options for reprieve. However, much of the recent focus has been on those who have crossed the border illegally. While these individuals face an enormous amount of uncertainty, another group of undocumented immigrants are largely overlooked during discussions of immigration -- those who overstay their visas.