Illegal Immigration

Yadira Torres
Doris Veach
English 101
March 21, 2011

Illegal Immigration

Immigration in the United States has been a major source of population growth since the “discovery of the US in the 15th century. Since then, the economic, politic, and social issues stemming from immigration, has caused controversy, especially in the aspect of illegal immigration.
Illegal immigration can be defined as disobeying the immigration rules of a destined country by disregarding the right protocol of moving into that country. It involves crossing international political borders through water, land, and air improperly. It can also include entering another country in the right manner but refusing to ...

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and their families, many of whom are undocumented, are systematic targets of discrimination, and racism. They are often exploited, many times as victims of trafficking.
Every year, thousands of people risk their lives trying to cross our border. Some risk their lives on their own, but many others use the more reliable smuggling rings that specialize in bringing people and other illegal goods across the border.
Some parts of the U.S border are very remote, and can sometimes be used by immigrants to smuggle people. About 50,000 people are smuggled into the U.S every year with most of them coming from Mexico and South America. Since most illegal immigrants have no legal documents or have their papers and identification documents taken by those who smuggle them in, they, especially women and children, end up being exploited. They can be used as sex slaves or forced to do physically demanding jobs with meager pay under appalling working conditions. The young children are commercially ...

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pass themselves off as illegal immigrants as they can blend in while intending to harm the public. If a bunch of poor, illiterate illegal immigrants can successfully penetrate into the United States, how much more a group of well organized criminals who are well funded.
With millions of illegal immigrants in the United States and at least half a million being able to gain access into the country annually, it is no doubt that they have an extensive social effect on the country.
Many illegal immigrants engage in criminal activities which lead to increased crime rates. Some of the criminal activities are largely associated with illegal immigrants dealing with drugs. Also, there is ...

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