Amongst the myriad of problems Americans are facing today, immigration is one of those issue without a clear cut solution.
Republicans and Democrats have gone back and forth over the years in trying to determine how to handle the hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants currently living in America.
While the party houses have been debating over this issue, it seems that more and more Americans are calling for some immigration reform.
In a poll by http://publicreligion.org:
More than 6-in-10 (63%) Americans agree that the immigration system should deal with immigrants who are currently living in the U.S. illegally by allowing them a way to become citizens, provided they meet certain requirements. Less than 1-in-5 (14%) say they should be permitted to become permanent legal residents, but not citizens, while approximately 1-in-5 (21%) agree that they should be identified and deported.
With this much support from American citizens, seems like all that's needed is for the Democrats and Republicans to jump on board with some kind of agreement.
Despite the speech given by Rand Paul that seemed in favor of immigration reform, his words seemed to be more in line with the only 14% of Americans that prefer to place illegal immigrants under a "probation" period which is not any different from the way more immigration cases are currently handled.
With the population of Tennessee boasting 4.6%; or 288,993 people; of the population being foreign born back in 2010, a jump from 2000 when there were only 2.5% or 159,004 according to http://www.fairus.org, it seems that every state will be affected in some way. For now, it's the big waiting game while the politicians debate continues.