The United States Immigration Policies Essay

786 Words Nov 12th, 2015 4 Pages
Although immigration has not necessarily been a priority for the United States it is still an issue that needs to be dealt with in order for our country to continue to thrive with as little amount of consequences. Yes, I understand that people want to live the “American dream”, but it should be done through the legal process for one’s self to better their future as well give back to our country. I believe that the United States immigration policies cause a great amount of negative consequences to the country in regards to the economy and jobs. Undocumented immigrant are also taking advantage of services given to the public, therefore the policies should be stricter in order to decrease the amount of present and future illegal immigrants in the United States.

Research and studies have found that throughout the past decade there has been an increased amount of money put into enforcing the border and improving it. The Border Control has quadruped the usage of financial cost, which in the early 1990s they used $750 million to the early 2000s $3.8 billion was spent (Cornelius, 2005). With regards to the increased border enforcement, illegal immigrants were still entering the United States although with much more difficulty. One negative outcome of this is that it is causing the economy to add more onto the debt that the United States already has. Not only is securing our country a big factor to why we should increase border enforcement but the aftermath from 9/11 has been…

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