The Negative Effects of Illegal Immigration

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The Negative Effects of Illegal Immigration

“An immigrant is a person who legally comes to a country to take up permanent residence. An “illegal” immigrant is a person who does so without following the established legal procedures of the destination country and who resides in that country without proper visas or other documents.” (source 1)Illegal immigration is changing the lives of many Americans today, and although all illegal immigrants are not bad and are not here by choice, or to hurt anyone, it still affects us each and every day. Illegal immigration has been a problem for many years, and it seems as if it is impossible to control, but according to former mayor Rudy Giuliani of New York it can be controlled. Giuliani stated
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Many immigrants come here and participate in drug activity, human trafficking, prostitution, car theft, aggravated assault, the list could go on.( source 3) This is outrageous. With the illegal immigrants being part of drug cartels and smuggling drugs, it makes drugs available almost anywhere at any time. While it is not the immigrant’s fault that Americans buy the drugs it still would be less available if they weren’t smuggling the drugs into this country.
Illegal immigration also messes up the monetary policy in the US. Our money use to be backed by gold and now that our money is being sent to a number of different countries, we have no way to keep the circular flow of the money in the US. It is recognized that not all of that is due to drugs and crime of illegal immigrants, but when there are millions of dollars getting sent out of the country on a regular basis it creates a huge problem. Gangs are also becoming a bigger problem now with illegal immigrants. Nationally, Hispanics are thought to compromise over half of the total gang membership. The problems with gangs are usually integrated with bigger cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Florida, Washington and California. In each of these states the alien prisoner population
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