Immigration Crisis Essay

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In 2014, more than 52,000 children from Central America have immigrated to Southern Texas causing an immigration crisis in the United States (Burnett, 2014) . Although, currently immigration is being considered as a crisis, immigration has always been important in regards to politics and the economy in the United States. Immigration patterns have been of particular interest in the past in order to be able to comprehend the reasons that people immigrate and how immigration has societal, political and economic effects (Bachmeier, 2013) . Bachmeier(2013) discusses that immigrants, specifically from Mexico, chose to travel to regions where there was an opportunity for employment, but where they also had family or friend related connections. More …show more content…
Immigrants were no longer moving to traditional areas of immigration (Bachmeier, 2013) . While the economy in the United States was changing, causing meat and poultry processing industries to expand in the Midwest, immigrants began to move to Midwestern States, which were not traditional areas of immigration (Culver, 2004) . “In Missouri, the number of Hispanic residents almost doubled from 61,702 in 1990 to 118,592 in 2000 (Culver, 2004) .” It is most probable that immigration patterns adjusted due to economic reasons, but stricter immigration policies and more pressure to control the borders between California and Mexico could have also contributed to immigration in nontraditional areas (Ellis, Wright, & Townley, 2014) . Although immigration grew significantly in nontraditional areas up to the economic recession, undocumented immigration fell during the economic recession, probably due to fewer opportunities for jobs in the United States (Ellis et al., 2014) …show more content…
Culver(2004) found that relations between police in the towns of Sedalia, Knob Noster and Warrensburg, all of which had an increase in the Latino immigrant population, were challenging, but the police departments were addressing the issues in order to improve. He learned that the police departments were aiming to enhance the relationships of the police and immigrants by providing interpreters and cultural diversity trainings for police officers (Culver, 2004) . Clearly, the towns in Missouri that were surveyed had a comparatively more positive reaction to an influx of immigrants compared to Columbus,

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