Illegal Immigration : The United States Of America

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Jorge Romo
Ms. Thompson
Junior English 2nd Hour
February 28, 2017
Illegal Immigration in American
The United States of America is one of the greatest countries on this earth. Since the day it was founded, many men and women died while building this country into the nation it is today. But there is a problem that threatens America today and it is illegal immigration. The definition of an illegal immigrant is a foreigner who enters the U.S. without proper authorization. Especially a person who crosses the border to avoid inspection. In the year 2014 there were 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. according to the Pew Research Center. Many immigrants come to the U.S. in search for a better life. About fifty-two percent of all
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Authors David Haugen and Susan Musser wrote, “While Washington plays politics with border security, the politicians’ inaction is leading to increased drug trafficking, human trafficking, and gang activity in the border states”(73). Illegal immigration is bringing and increasing crimes along the border states which will soon spread to inner states if the politicians don’t do something about it. Haugen and Musser also stated, “The Mexican economy does not provide living wages for its growing population, and their solution is to export their poor to our country”(71). Mexico is just passing their problems onto the U.S. we shouldn 't take care of the people they failed to take care of. Illegal immigration is a problem that is needed to be dealt with.
In order to keep America safe, the politicians must upgrade security for the border. Evidence to back this up is in Haugen and Musser’s book. Haugen and Musser wrote:
“Once a fence is in place and we restore order on the border, our ability to handle guest worker programs and related issues becomes possible. Only when the border is truly secure will Americans trust Washington to pass a comprehensive immigration system that works”(71).
If we build and upgrade the border we can focus on bigger problems to immigration. An example of how the border should be upgraded is in Crest’s book “Immigration”. Crest states:
“Motion sensors were buried in the ground. High-resolution infrared cameras
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