Essay on United States Department Of Justice

1133 Words Dec 11th, 2015 5 Pages
During the year of 2015, the number of kids not accompanied that were arrested at the border was 39,970 compared to 68,541 in 2014, a difference of 42% (“Hardship”). Of the total detained 13,589 are from Guatemala, 11,012 from Mexico, 9,389 are from El Salvador, and 5,409 from Honduras (Cancino). The current enforcement only approach to unauthorized immigration is not cost-effective and has not deterred unauthorized migrants from coming to the U.S. when jobs are available (Hinojosa-Ojeda). The S.B. 1070 in Arizona, which remains largely unenforced due to legal challenges to its constitutionality by the United States Department of Justice (Hinojosa-Ojeda). It is estimated that the comprehensive immigration reform would yield at least $1.5 trillion in added U.S. gross domestic product over 10 years (Hinojosa-Ojeda). These policies have produced the following consequences: mores deaths among border crossers, greater demand for people smugglers, less circular migration in favor of more permanent settlement among unauthorized immigrants, and further depression of wages in low-wage labor markets (Hinojosa-Ojeda).
The infamous segregationist view that one drop of black blood makes a person black is the same in which all Hispanics are being categorized in (Immigration: A). The concentrated border enforcement strategy has contribute to a surge in migrant fatalities since 1995 (Hinojosa-Ojeda). 5,607 migrants died while crossing the border in the years 1994-2008, which has…

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