Illegal Migration Is The United States

1531 WordsSep 28, 20157 Pages
Illegal migration has been an issue in our country for several years. As said by Raye Hipsman, “Although immigration has occurred throughout American history, large-scale immigration has occurred during just four peak periods: the peopling of the original colonies, westward expansion during the middle of the 19th century, and the rise of cities at the turn of the 20th century. The fourth peak period began in the 1970s and continues today”. It is known that the United States of America is home to the second largest Mexican community in the world second only to Mexico itself (Wikipedia). “The U.S. foreign-born population (legal and illegal) is 40.4 million, or 13 percent of the total U.S. population of 311.6 million, according to 2011 American Community Survey estimates. Roughly 11.7 million, or 29 percent of the immigrant population is from Mexico, the largest immigration source country” (Hipsman). This important conflict in our nation has caused the government to spend money to find a solution as well as individuals’ money supporting illegals that come into our country. While doing my research on the border of Mexico, I found many different objectives. The most common observed was the closing of the border in order to help the United States with the financial debt that Mexico is causing by immigrants coming into America’s territory. The Department of Homeland Security has estimated that there is 11.6 million unauthorized living in the United States (Baker). Of the
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