Immigrant Aid Matter
Immigrant Aid Matter
Why this petition matters
The term protection can either be very specific or very ambiguous in its definition. Globally, many countries have signed multiple international treaties and have taken part in both government-run and non-government-run organizations that function to protect certain populations. Some of the most vulnerable populations that exist globally are groups who have been forced to flee their homes and countries of origin, such as asylee, displaced persons, and refugees. In the United States, specifically in the state of Kentucky, many Immigrants are living in chaos despite their hard work and contributions to the economy of the country. Many young boys and girls work several shifts to make certain they pay their bills and taxes; however, they face trauma due to delays in the process of their legal documents or renewing of their work permits. Some of these young men are traumatized due to this situation and not living the successful life they dreamed of.
According to USCIS applications are processed in the order they are received. It takes approximately 8 to 9 weeks to issue receipt notices for some applications and petitions on average depending on the type of petition (USCIS, 2022). Yet Kentucky has many young men who have been waiting for as long as 5 years to receive notifications and nothing happens. Many of them are giving up on their American dreams since they don't have access to government benefits like financial aid and Medicaid, unemployment, or food stamps.
Part of the immigrant community and the immigrant hub have realized how hard it is for immigrants to continue their college education dream since they do not have access to financial aid. During the Covid-19 lockdown, many people lost their jobs, and many did not have assistance from the government. These young men and women have been contributing to developing the US social, culture, and economy. Additionally, the White House confirmed this stating: “Immigrants also make an important contribution to the U.S. economy. Most directly, immigration increases potential economic output by increasing the size of the labor force. Immigrants also contribute to increasing productivity” (Rouse, C., Barrow, L. Rinz, K., and Soltas, E. 2021).
Immigrants are in the US for reasons, and they have been helping to develop the economy of many cities and states around the US. Giving immigrants access to the benefits that other taxes payees enjoy in this country will not only improve their lives, but also help them to reach their dream, live with peaceful minds, and be more valuable to the community.
Note: We intend to collect signatures from each person, to show the US government that immigrant benefits are very vital and must be considered.