Illegal Immigration in America Essay

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Illegal immigration at the U.S. - Mexico border is a growing problem, and the death toll is rising as more people are attempting to illegally enter the United States. As a result of an increasing number of people trying to enter into the United States illegally, the border is now being guarded by an increasing number of border patrol officers. The United States implemented different laws and operations to prevent more illegal immigration from Mexico into the United States. The ‘Operation Gatekeeper’ was introduced in 1994, which increased the number of Border Patrol officers. The most recent and controversial law was passed in Arizona, which essentially ‘allows’ officers to use racial profiling to check legal status of anyone in that …show more content…
Higher personal income would also generate increased consumer spending—enough to support 750,000 to 900,000 jobs in the United States. (Hinojosa-Ojeda 2) Legalized workers will invest more in their human capital, including education, job training, and English-language skills, making them even more productive workers and higher earners.
When the words ‘illegal immigrants’ are spoken, most people think of a person who crossed the border illegally from Mexico to America. This type of racial profiling leads to racial discrimination. As a Hispanic female, I have personally experienced and seen racial discrimination. Mostly, ignorant people assume that any to all Hispanic people in the US right now is an illegal immigrant. That is not always the case. I am a natural born citizen and my parents gained residency during Ronald Reagan’s presidency in 1986. A new reform law would help eliminate this type of racial discrimination and reduce racial profiling. In today’s society, people are targeting Hispanics negatively. They claim that Hispanics are taking jobs and should all be deported, which is just a misconception. Most illegal Hispanic immigrants are doing jobs that most Americans don’t want to do. Most work in construction or clean houses. A new reform would change the types of jobs Hispanics will have and eliminate the stereotypes that are brought on by the jobs they have. With a new type of reform, a
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