Illegal Immigration And The United States

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Illegal immigration is a huge problem in America today. Over the last two centuries, the United States has seen a dramatic increase in illegal immigration. This increase has caused a host of problems ranging from a strain being put on public schools to an increase in crime to a strain being put on the US economy. In order to fix this, the States need to secure the borders and prevent more illegals from entering. If this problem is not fixed soon, there could be major consequences. The United States wants to open its arms to legal immigration; but there is no doubt that the system is in need of reform. But it is important to withhold the laws that govern this country, and protect the citizens who are here. Based on the 2010 census, it can be estimated that there are over 11.4 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. (www.dhs.gov) And according to the United Nations, 20 percent of Mexicans who cross the Mexico-U.S. border illegally are caught. (www.dispatch.com) With over 11 million foreigner nationals residing in America, the question should be asked, “why?” Illegal immigration serves the special interests of millions upon millions of people. To fully understand the problem we need to look at those who benefit. First, the country of Mexico. Billions of American dollars are sent back into Mexico and Latin America countries each year — foreign exchange as valuable as oil exports or tourism. Often Mexico’s own citizens residing in the United States often live in
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