Illegal Immigrants And The United States

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An immigrant is a person who legally comes to a country to take up a permanent residence. An illegal immigrant is a person who does come to a country without following the established legal procedures of the destination country and who resides in that country without the proper identifications for example: visas, or other documents. Illegal immigrants are sometimes referred to as illegal aliens or undocumented workers. Emigration and immigration are two sides of the same basic act of human migration. Emigration is the act of leaving one’s own country to permanently live somewhere else. Immigration is the act of entering and settling in a new country. Immigration implies permanency; in many cases, immigrants become citizens of the receiving nation. Tourists and others who visit a place temporarily are not considered immigrants. Security Are illegal immigrants a threat to public safety and national security? Yes, and as a naturally born United States citizen you should be concerned. The 2002 Patriot Act, passed by Congress following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, officially added national security and terrorist concerns to criteria for excluding immigration applicants (Illegal). With this act would be terrorists are simply encouraged to enter the U.S. illegally. Could we count on our federal government to truly protect the nation from future terrorist attacks if the borders are not secured. Without the proper funding the government can not protect the borders
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