Essay on Borders Should be Tightened to Prevent Illegal Immigration

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In coming to grips, the law needs to do more to tighten the borders in Texas to prevent illegal immigration from crossing over trafficking drugs.
The White House stated that President Bush would have a debate on illegal immigration. White House officials said Mr. Bush had always understood the need to protect the border as a former governor of a border state, Texas Ruttenberg, J. (2006, May 13). Mr. Bush was considering a bill to increase law enforcements and military personnel patrolling the border to increase the use of high surveillance tools and to increase the enforcement against illegal immigrants and drugs (www.foxnews.com.).
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Therefore, the department tries something else a more selective strategies going after immigrant’s smugglers and immigrants with criminal records. The most effective solution is to go after job opportunities in the U.S. by cracking down on employers who hire illegal immigrants (www.foxnews.com.).
Under federal law immigrant who illegally enter the country is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine and up to six months in prison for their first time. A second offense carries up to two years. Therefore, if the immigrant has been prosecuted and deported and sneaks back into the country he can be charge with a felony punishable by up to two years behind bars. The immigrants with criminal record can receive 10 to 20 years.
There have been 30 federal prosecutors added to the Southwestern border to handle the rising number of immigration and border drug cases. To secure the high amount it would require hiring more judges and public defenders and building more courtrooms and jails. Most illegal immigrants have to be caught at least six…

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