Illegal Immigration And The United States Essay

794 Words Jul 16th, 2016 4 Pages
Illegal Immigration and Who it affects
Central America is home to some of the world’s most violent countries not at war today, and for families living in these oppressed countries, run down by corrupt leaders or political and street warfare, migrating is often the only hope for survival. Children born into these countries, will only know violence and death as a way of living, and rarely will have the chance at a normal safe life. This ongoing war, crime and violence has led to an extraordinary number of people to be chased out of their homes and into neighboring countries, including the United States, creating discord among our leaders and citizens on how the country should manage the influx of people entering the country illegally. The struggle and length of time it takes to obtain refugee status, and the prominent danger these people are in, often leads them to enter the country illegally. Illegal Immigration policy must be a priority for the United States, as it affects the lives of men, women and children who are victims of violence and corruption worthy of refugee status, that deserve to be taken in and protected.
Unaccompanied minors pouring into the U.S. from Central America have been the focus of the ongoing debate of illegal immigration policies that aim to deport hundreds of families living in the United States. Americans are divided about whether the unaccompanied children are coming to escape violence and threats to their safety (45%) or seeking better economic…

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