Immigration Issue On Illegal Immigration Essay

1332 Words Jan 14th, 2016 6 Pages
In the last decade or so, many important issues that were debated did not have much of an impact on local communities. However, one issue that is being debated today that will directly affect local communities is the policy on illegal immigration and how to control it. As we all know, immigrants looking for a new beginning founded this country and it has since been known as the country of second chances. The thought of the American Dream is what convinced so many people in centuries past to immigrate to America. This same reason is why today in America there are a large number of legal and illegal immigrants hoping to achieve this same dream. Over the years, the number of illegal immigrants has drastically increased. States with high concentrations of illegal immigrants have to allocate additional resources to deal with this issue. Two states in particular currently have the largest amount of illegal immigrants, California and Texas (Passel, 2014). Our focus for this paper will be solely on immigration issues in the state of Texas. The topic of immigration has had a long history in Texas. Long before the current situation, Texas had immigration issues but in contrasting form. Immigration in Texas during the 1830s consisted of “white, English-speaking Americans who were looking for a better life in Texas. And the authorities who were trying to keep them out were Mexican” (Root, 2012). Centuries later this situation evolved into the illegal immigration issue that Texas is…

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