Persuasive Essay On Illegal Immigration

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Imagine a tunnel, almost as long as seven football fields or 2,400 feet and 85 feet below the ground. This tunnel is equipped with a ventilation system, water systems, lights, along with particle concrete floors. The tunnel is used to smuggle marijuana across the United States southern border from Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego in California, yet it is completely undetected from border security. When found in 2006, two tons of marijuana was discovered, along with the tunnel’s exit under an abandoned factory. It is unknown when it was made or how many drugs or people were smuggled through it (“Discovery U.S.-Mexico”). The most surprising factor, however, is that it was undetected for so long, but this isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Illegal immigration has been around ever since borders were created to divide the world. The reasons stretch from escaping unstable governments, seeking job opportunities, or making money. In the United States, most of the current illegal immigration comes from Mexico and Latin America because of poverty and the lack of jobs (Poroy). The United States provides many cheap labor positions in construction and farming where business owners are looking for immediate workers that will get the job done. These jobs look appealing because most of them don’t require an education and hire almost immediately (Schwartz). This provides the illegal immigrant money to either send to family back in their country or to use to create a life
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