The Problem With Illegal Aliens

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Introduction Despite the multiple laws and policies that were implemented in the United States, there is still a problem with illegal aliens or immigrants. The U.S. government has spent millions of dollars to secure our southern border but, with that being said, the government has charged the Department of Homeland Security to create and implement new and innovative ways to justify and solidify those polices. In this case study, there will be a focus and analytical approach to three of the main issues which continue to surface on immigration enforcement. These issues are: who is an illegal alien; who can detain illegal aliens; and when can they be deported?

Who is an illegal alien? To the average citizen, an illegal alien is an
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This business specializes in the slaughter and distribution of turkey parts. In the late 80s and 90s this was one of the largest meat plants in the county. In 2008, two of the company’s top officials were charged with hiring undocumented workers for about eight years before 300 plant workers were arrested… Most of the workers arrested in the raid have been deported, but others have been convicted of using fraudulent documents to obtain their jobs, the newspaper said (Savage, 2009). This situation along with many others lead to the demise of the company many years later. Many illegal aliens migrate to the United States for work opportunities so they can support their families. Many people have negative attitude toward these individuals but, not all of the individuals that migrate to the United States have bad intentions. Many just are looking for the pursuit of happiness in the American way.
Who can detain illegal aliens? Any law enforcement branch including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) operating under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) has the right to detain any person seeking illegal entry into the U.S. This Act was passed by congress and is the main law that legislates and regulates immigration. This authority is prescribed by the Secretary of DHS to all law enforcement agency operating from the local level all the way up to the federal level.
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