Illegal Immigrants: The Bad, The Ugly, and The Worst

Illegal Immigration is “the migration of people across national borders, or the residence of foreign nationals in a country, in a way that violates the immigration laws of the destination country.” (Google). Illegal immigrants are people that cross into boarders illegally. For immigrants trying to come to America, most of them resort to trying to cross the border illegally. They risk getting caught, bad conditions, and some even risk going through the Sonoran Desert. There is no boarder control around, so that means they have a small chance of getting caught. However, the trip is very dangerous. “The most deadly crossing is between Sasabe, Mexico, and Three Points, Arizona. The trip is 45 miles. There is no water here. Temperatures can reach 112 degrees or more.” Many illegal immigrants endure these harsh conditions just for a chance at freedom. So they can experience the “American Dream”. However, most of them will not make it into America. And if they do not make it into America then they will get deported back to their home country. On the other hand, if they do make it into America, then they will have to constantly live in hiding, and accept jobs that regular United States citizens will not take for little pay. That is just the beginning to what illegal immigrants have to go through. They withstand harsh treatment, discrimination, and laws that prevent them from becoming a citizen.
Illegal immigrants risk the chance of being caught by boarder control by crossing into the United States illegally. If they are caught, then they will not be treated like a regular citizen. They will be put in a hielera. “Hielera is Spanish for “icebox”. It's also a nickname for heavily air-conditioned holding cells near the U.S.-Mexico border, wh...

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...en arms. Because the truth of the matter is illegal immigrants only want a few things. A good job, good medicare, a house, a nice place to raise their family, and most of all, the right that every citizen in the United States has, the right to call themselves American.

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