Immigration Reform In The Devil's Highway By Luis Alberto Urrea

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Immigration Reform in the United States
There are hundreds of thousands of immigrants who come to the United States from all around the world every year. The main reason for immigrants, legal and illegal, coming to the United States is that they all want a chance for a better life. Many people believe that the United States is one of the best countries for immigration because it has been known as the land of opportunity for centuries. Therefore, many illegal immigrants from Central and South America are willing to risk their lives to cross the harsh environment in the United States-Mexico border in search for better jobs and economic opportunities for themselves and their families. The Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea is a true story about
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During a conversation between Hari and a journalist, Sandra Rodriguez “Mexico is not deciding this policy…This war, this criminalization strategy, is imposed by the U.S. government”(Hari 140). This is the reply of Rodriguez to Hari’s question regarding drug-related crime and violence. Her statement argues that the United States played a big part in causing the current situation. Americans may argue that this does not affect them and that it is not their responsibility. However, a large part of the human rights violations in Mexico cause people trying to escape from the country. This is because Mexico is a conduit for drug traffic going to the United States market. Without the drug demand on the black market, then there would be fewer problems with such violations in Mexico, Central and South American countries. Americans should rather fight drug demand and drug trafficking than the human beings that are the victims. The government should fix their past mistakes by legalizing certain drugs since it could generate more tax revenues and reduce government costs on the ineffective drug war. In addition, drug cartels and criminal organizations will lose a big chunk of their income as drugs can be obtained though legal source and their value will go down as well. This domino effect will start chain reactions that slowly dismantle the drug cartels and criminal …show more content…
Immigration reforms are a good practice for both the illegal immigrants and the United States. Although illegal immigration causes many problems in the country, it is very difficult to implement mass deportation due to fact that the pros do not outweigh the cons by significant result. The government should devise steps that reduce the inflow of illegal immigrants instead of fighting the war of border security that is never ending. Politicians should work together to adopt a comprehensive approach rather than selective approach. With proper and effective measures, the government can slowly repealed illegal immigration over the time. All immigration, whether it is legal or illegal, has shaped up our past and will continue to shape our future. So all we need now is everyone works toward the same goal to achieve the American identity which emphasizes common values and belief in individual freedom. We will build a brighter future society for generations to

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