President Obama’s “Executive decision” dream act takes effect this Wednesday stirring many would be undocumented immigrants to pass the GED test and avoid deportation. The GED test shouldn’t be easy as it’s a testimony that you have the same knowledge as a high school graduate. That is another story all in itself.
The exam is a five-part seven-hour test that most say takes months of preparation to pass. Arizona has been the focal point of the nation on immigration since the passage of SB1070. Arizona deports on average about 81,000 illegal immigrants per year. This week could result in a boost to those numbers as an estimated 80,000 (the six highest state number in the country) may or may not be eligible for the deal.
Obama’s unconstitutional “deferred action” plan allows young undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the U.S. temporarily. The real question is whether Obama has the power to invoke such an act and it’s sad that it’s all a political stunt. The main ingredient in the plan that shows intention of becoming a U.S. citizen is the G.E.D. requirement. The U.S. Citizenship test is much more elaborate, time consuming and demonstrates genuine interest in citizenship.