Anti Illegal Immigration

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Anti Illegal Immigration Most everyone has either heard it on the news or listened to President Donald Trump speak about the fact that illegal immigration is an ongoing, outrageous problem in the United States. In 1970, illegal immigrants made up 4.8 percent of the entire United States population. Back in 2005, the number of illegal immigrants in the United States nearly tripled to 12.1 percent of the entire population (Camarota). The number one driving factor that pushes illegal immigrants into the United States is the high probability of being employed. Facts say that the reason illegal immigrants look for employment in the United States is because the rates of employment in their home countries are slim to none (Rector). At this rate it…show more content…
Unfortunately for them, a study performed by the Center of Immigration Studies shows that employers tend to view illegal immigrants as a better employees due to their hard work and will to work for such a low wages (Camarota). This means that even the hard-working Americans ' jobs are at risk. Thirty-four percent of the twenty-one million illegal immigrants in the United States in 2005 lacked high school degrees (Camarota). How unfair is this when the average American without a high school degree struggles to get a job, and an illegal immigrant lacking a high school degree is almost sure to become employed? However, the problem is not only limited to the manual labor workers. Also in 2005, of the total amount of employees working in legal services, about six percent of them were immigrants which are potentially illegal (Camarota). Although, the ongoing problems that the illegal immigrants bring across the United State 's borders do not stop at the American force; they have a well know tendency to be involved with illegal activity such as: drugs, violence, gangs, and other criminal…show more content…
Due to illegal immigration getting so far out of hand, illegal immigrants in America are working together with gangs in countries like Mexico to discuss weapon and drug trade in and out of the United States. Forty-nine percent of all gang members are Hispanic and the majority of that forty-nine percent are illegal immigrants. As spoken by someone at Civitas Institute, "Mexican criminal groups in southwestern states and Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTO 's) in Mexico routinely use Mexican illegal immigrants in North Carolina as couriers to transport cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine and, to lesser extent heroin into and through the state. These criminal groups exploit a growing Mexican population in North Carolina to facilitate their illicit activities. Law-enforcement authorities in North Carolina, principally in the western and southern areas of the state, indicate that Mexican criminal groups are also increasing their involvement in retail drug distribution." In 2005 alone, a group of federal investigators stated that approximately 11.6 million kilograms of marijuana and 2.2 million kilograms of cocaine were smuggled into the United States via the Mexican border (Jameson). With a drug problem this enormous, who is to say that those immigrants are not using some of those drugs and doing other bad things because of
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