The Importance Of Illegal Immigration In The United States

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There has been a frightening increase in illegal immigration in the U.S. The amount of illegal immigrants, in America, is a major concern to our citizens and government. About 11.7 million immigrants are living in the United States illegally and the numbers continue to climb, according to the Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends Project. In order to control this, greater measures must be taken to control the amount of illegal immigrants that enter the U.S. The existing immigration laws alone is not a good solution to refuse illegal immigration. In order to fully comprehend issues caused by illegal immigration, its history in America needs to be taken into account. When Americans first started to take the census, in 1850, there were 2.2 million immigrants which was 10 percent of the population, at the time. From then-on until 1920, immigrants were, at the highest, 15 percent of the U.S population. This was mainly because of Europeans entering America. Between 1930 and 1970, there was a large decrease in immigrant population in the United States. It was at an all-time low of about 5 percent, due to the Restrictive Immigration Legislation cause mostly by World War II. New Admission Laws were made in 1965, which caused the immigrant population of South Americans, and Asians to enter the U.S. Ever since then the amount of illegal immigrants has increased with the years. Almost 41 million immigrants lived in the United States in 2012. Most of the illegals that come to this

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