Illegal Immigration Impact

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Timothy Murphy once said “Illegal immigration is crisis for our country. It is an open door for drugs, criminals, and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial, healthcare, and education systems.” (Murphy, T) This is an ongoing issue that continues to grow in our society. We are seeing an increase of individuals that are coming to our country illegally and not only taking money from our economy but filling up our justice system. In this paper we are going to explore the impact that illegal immigrants have on our criminal justice system and the involvement of our State and Federal government.
Before we can understand the impact we must explore a few things about immigration. We need
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In the United States we can understand that there are six states that account for 60% of the unauthorized immigrants. The six states that have been identified are California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois. From 2009 to 2012, several of the East Coast states saw an increase of unauthorized immigrants where the west coast began to decrease. Some of the states that had an increase were Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. While they increased we saw states such as California and New Mexico decreasing. (Krogstad, J., & Passel, J., 2015) It could be because unauthorized people were trying to find a place where they could not be found as easily. So once they make it into our country where do they go? A majority of unauthorized immigrants come to the United States for a better way of life and for jobs. They want to send their money back to their home Countries in order to pay for things. They will work harder labor at cheaper cost then most American citizens. In 2012 we found that approximately 8.1 million illegal immigrants were working or searching for work in the United States. This makes up a total of 5.1% of the United States labor force. (Krogstad, J., & Passel, J., 2015) As an economy that is decreasing and jobs being harder to locate we see that we would be able to free a large amount of jobs if it was not for this issue. Among the States that had illegal immigrants in their work force were Nevada, Texas, California, and New Jersey. These states have the highest shares of illegal workers in their states. The work place is not the only place that we see an increase of illegal immigration occurring. It also has hit our school systems as well. It is known that about seven percent of K through 12th graders had at least one unauthorized illegal immigrant parent in 2012. Among the amount of students it was found

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