Many are unaware of the process immigrants have to go through in order to become a permanent resident or citizen. It's a very lengthy and expensive process. Also, it is not an easy task to do. One cannot automatically wake up one day and decide he wants to become a resident or a citizen.

The system is often times unfair to many of these immigrants who are looking for the benefits that come from becoming a citizen. They are intimidated by the language barrier that is imposed, and the length and complications of signing up for it. One would think that since the United States has no official language, the language in which the test is taken should not matter. However, that is not the case. Also, many of the questions that are asked are unfair; high school students that have been learning information for the past 10 years do not know the answer to many of these questions. If students can not pass these tests it is highly unfair for an immigrant to answer such questions. The system needs to be updated to a more efficient and accommodating process for those striving immigrants. It does not necessarily mean to make it easier, but instead to find a middle ground.


An ideal immigration system works with the immigrants to ensure their success. The government would not be able to deport freely. Racial profiling would not be legalized. Families and the unemployed would be recognized. Education of all levels would be available to students.  The citizenship process would not be as long nor as expensive. Immigrants would be able to acquire the tools needed for success and the pursuit of happiness.