Unauthorized Immigration

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In recent years, the problem of having a large amount of unauthorized immigrants has become increasingly concerning, and the implementation of stricter policies has heavily contributed to starting decline of illegal immigrants. Following the terrorist act of September 11, 2001, the concern of national security was greatly increased and stronger border enforcement was put into effect (Devadoss, Luckstead, 858). Though these enforcements lessened illegal immigration, the amount of unauthorized labor is still a problem in the United States. Within his first week of office, Donald Trump passed three executive orders to combat illegal immigration. He set motions in plan to construct a wall along the Mexico-United States border, punish sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with the Department of Homeland security, and increase deportations (Martin, 258). Even with stricter policies, some farmers are willing to continue hiring any unauthorized labor they can, especially those farms that produce highly perishable commodities. With these domestic enforcement policies in effect, the ability for farmers to continue utilizing unauthorized labor is becoming increasingly limited. Many economic factors, as well as the enforcement of stricter immigration policies, have started to contribute to the gradual drop in illegal immigration and its agricultural effects. The amount of illegal immigrants hired as farm workers in the United States peaked at 83 percent 1999-2000, and though the
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