Illegal Immigration Issue

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Is illegal immigration still a problem to this day? Most people in the United States today do not realize that illegal immigration has been and is still a huge problem today. In 2014 about 11 million of the people immigrating to the United States did not have some sort of legal documents. Mexico being one of the leading countries that illegal immigrants come to the United States from, is starting to have less immigrants coming to the U.S. Illegal immigrants are starting to come from different countries all over the world to America. Some people today would argue that illegal immigration is bad for the United States because it can, lead to less jobs for the legal citizens, more crime in cities with immigrants, and how they affect taxpayers …show more content…
Ingrid V. Eagly has some good points on the criminal system here in the United States. One thing that is known is that the immigrants or noncitizens are being prosecuted very rapidly and the number of people who are being arrested and prosecuted is starting rise at a high rate. Immigration, which now constitutes over half of the federal criminal workload, has eclipsed all other areas of federal prosecution. (Eagly, 1281-1359) Eagly explains how the immigrants are now the cover page of the federal prisons because of the increasing rate of people prosecuted. Almost every individual who crosses the border near the southwest is prosecuted before being sent home. This is usually because the local police want to enforce the laws of immigration, so the people will understand what the risks of crossing the border are. Although in his article Eagly explains about how the admissions are showing signs of change to immigrants being prosecuted, the number of people getting questioned is still …show more content…
In his State of the Union address, president Obama opened up about illegal immigrants having an easier way and path to becoming U.S citizens in February 2013. Jagdish Bhagwati and Francisco Rivera-Batiz explain in their article about the biggest problem that immigration reform faces is that as long as immigrating to the United States has restrictions and is against the law, then immigrants are still going to choose to come no matter what. The government can send as many Eliot Nesses to Chicago to nab as many Al Capones as it wants, but the bootlegged liquor will keep flowing across the Canadian border as long prohibition stays in place. (Bhagwati and Batiz, 9-15)This is an important issue that the people who want to reform the immigration policies need to understand is that the immigrants are going to continue immigrating to the United States in high numbers, even though they are constantly being prosecuted by the local police because that is the risk the immigrants are willing to take for their families lives and for themselves as

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