The issue faced by this smugglers was that many for those who enter the United States where here at one point. 40% to 50% of illegals are set to enter this country legally on visas and stayed past their expiration (Andreas, 5, 100). The American Free Trade Agreement may it difficult for a closer border crossing control. It allowed Mexican and U.S immigrants to cross borders to work. This became a thin line between enforcement and facilitation (Andreas, 5,
Illegal immigrant are those people who do not have the right documentation to show they are legally entitled to live, work or visit in the United State. However, "illegal alien or illegal immigrant " is not a legal term in the Immigration. Many people assume that, the immigrants who don 't have right documentation to work or stay in US is a criminal violation of the law and therefore the term "illegal alien" is used to address them. While the act of entering the country without visa is federal misdemeanor, and offenders who repeat entering without visa, could be a felony, the status of being present in the U.S. without a visa is not a criminal violation. In addition, almost half of the undocumented immigrants in this country actually entered with valid visas but merely overstayed their visas.
As shown in the video, "Border Wars" implies to be the first source of information in terms of drug trafficking between the U.S. Mexico border but the value of their information looses credibility by avoiding to mention the United States as one of the major consumer of illicit substances. "Border Wars" fails to mention the supply demand between the countries and how every year the U.S. drug consumers finance drugs cartels in Mexico not only by being their main economic source but by being their main supply in arms. The video fails to consider the importance of drug trafficking once in U.S. territory as well as to emphasize drug and armed supply as a constant problem for the U.S. economic budget in terms of health and the criminal justice system. In addition, the film avoids to mention actual information about drug trafficking in the United States such as the tactics and routes of smuggling substances not only by crossing the dessert using "mulas". It is know that drug cartels are increasing the sophistication of their tactics when it comes to increase the amount of product by using private and commercial flights as well as vehicles and
They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” (Patten, 2015) I believe Trump was completely out of line to publicly announce this, and not all illegal immigrants from Mexico and other Hispanic countries have brought crime, drugs, and, rape. Many of the undocumented are coming to the United States solely for a second chance at a better life for themselves and their
When gun control laws were implemented, the rate raised to about 50%. (Laws.com) Here we see a dramatic increase that could actually attribute a lack of guns to an increased murder rate. Lastly, after Texas implemented concealed carry laws, it’s crime rates dropped 50% faster than the rest of the U.S. (Laws.com) Because of this, we cannot conclude that violent crime is correlated to firearms. However, it is easy to spot the association between an increased gun count, and a decreased crime
Gun violence in America has been alarmingly increasing since the 90s and has continued throughout the years. Although guns may save lives, evidence shows that most guns in America are stolen from other thieves and misused. Due to lack of gun control found in nearly fifty percent of the states, guns are mostly misused for other reasons. Since 2012, there have been gun sales spiking across the U.S. Every year, America’s minimum increase in gun sales is five percent. The American government should raise gun laws to reduce gun violence, which leads to death.
According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, in 2007, the economic costs of drug abuse in the United States was $193 billion (How Illicit Drug Abuse). Of these costs, $120 billion is in lost productivity, due to labor participation costs, participation abuse treatment, incarceration, and premature death. Another $11 billion was in total healthcare costs. $61 billion was for criminal justice costs due to criminal investigation, prosecution, incarceration, and victim costs. Even though these estimates and costs may make drug trafficking appear to do more harm than good, that is not exactly the case in Mexico or many Latin American countries.
As a result, the cartels get much less business” (Doward). Major drug cartels, like the seven in Mexico, sell more than just weed. They sell other drugs like cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine across the border, marijuana is the largest drug market in the United States and is the one from which the drug cartels make the most profit off of. “When the effect on crime is so significant, it’s obviously better to regulate marijuana and allow people to pay taxes on it rather than make it illegal” (Downer). Now as states start to follow along with legalizing marijuana, the violent crime rate dealing with drugs will continue to
Many drug wars have happened as well, such as the Colombian, Mexican, Miami, Philippine and Puerto Rican drug wars. There have been film documentaries on this topic. As for the United States, most of its drugs come from Mexican drug cartels, in which 195 cities have been effected by this. An estimation of around $10 billion of the Mexican drug cartel’s profit have come from the United States, further pushing America’s economic dependence on drugs. Despite many campaigns to reduce drug trafficking, the United States is currently the worlds largest importer of narcotics.
The United Nation is monitoring global illicit drug markets in order to halt drug trafficking. Trafficking around the globe Most of the drugs being transported are seized in the Near and Middle East and South-West Asia, which is 39% of the global total, South-East Europe (24%) and Western and Central Europe (10%). Drugs that are placed in the North American market are mainly transported from Colombia to Mexico or Central America. Usually, people use container shipments when trafficking cocaine to Europe from Colombia since Colombia remains as the main source of drugs. Main Global Drug Flows Illegal drug
What position is the American populace in to judge the actions of another when such actions are solely acts of passion which have no negative repercussions. It is clear that the stereotype comes from the small fraction of immigrants who are, in fact, illegal aliens. The tendency to focus on the minority is clearly exhibited in the stereotyping of all Mexican-Americans as undocumented; the few that do immigrate illegally cause the view of the whole to be distorted to the point where it is a horrible misrepresentation of reality. It is baffling that as members of an elite society founded on equal opportunity and liberty, we focus on the few who do not follow the rules-though such rule breaking can be
Though not all of these undocumented workers have come into our country this way, many of these immigrants have paid guides to help them sneak across the border from Mexico.Because of this tactic used to get immigrants into the States, the idea of building a wall is a very viable solution when deciding what should be done to stop these immigrants from being able to sneak into the country undetected. However, there are certain aspects of this plan that are currently causing some people to disagree with the building of the wall. One of these reasons is money. According to Marc Rosenblum, deputy director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Program at the Migration Policy Institute, if a wall were to be built along the entire border to divide the United States and Mexico, it is expected to cost somewhere around between 15 and 25 billion dollars, though the 15 billion estimate is “probably an underestimate.” This is a lot of money, there’s no other way around it. However, in order to stop the constant flow of illegal immigrants into this country, something needs to be done whether it’s expensive or not.
Ship ‘um back For many years, the topic of illegal immigration has been a part of every presidential platform. The problem at hand is that illegal immigrants have an effect on our nation. The United States of America has many surnames, the land of the free, the home of the brave, and the melting pot, are only a few. When thinking of debates over immigration reform, one generally pictures two opposite sides of the political spectrum battling it out over what they think should happen. Everyone has a different idea on what to do about illegal immigration, and neither party is willing to compromise enough to form an effective plan of action.