Should We Keep Illegal Aliens Out Of Our Country?

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Each year roughly 162,000 illegal immigrants from foreign countries illegally enter the U.S. Not only does this cause overpopulation but it increases drug activity which also promotes a higher crime rate, damages job availability, and also causes significant issues in relation to government spending. I undoubtedly believe that we should intensify our efforts to keep illegal aliens out of our country and keep the idea of tighter borders in our agenda. Living as a citizen in California’s central valley, one would observe that most of the low paying jobs in the agricultural department of the workforce are occupied by the hispanic community (most of which are illegal). This poses a problem when it comes to the availability of jobs in the U.S. I am not trying to focus on Latino immigrants in California because this is a problem in almost every state near a major border or ocean. According to an issue of the LA Times in 2002, 40% of all workers in L.A. County (L.A. County has 10 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants, working without a green card. A current issue in today’s economy is that it’s hard to find a job. Most people who are struggling to pay their bills will take any job if it comes down to it. In hindsight, who deserves the job to feed their family? The hardworking, tax-paying, American or the illegal, immigrant who breached our countries border? The American culture is a unique one of
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