The Issue of Illegal Immigration in the US

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Americans today, know that there is a problem with illegal immigration. Everyday many illegal immigrants cross the borders. There are between twelve and twenty million illegal immigrants in America. (“Scary Immigration Statistics” 1) The U.S. should make all illegal immigrants register or deport them to their original countries. The U.S. should also make a program so that the immigrants can get a license for legality. If the immigrants do not want to cooperate, then they cannot be in America. The government spends billions of dollars a year on foreign aid. America is trillions of dollars in debt. Most of that money is from the U.S. trying to help out foreign countries. The economy is affected by illegal immigrants because they take a lot of American jobs. Those reasons are why illegal immigrants should have to file for citizenship. When an immigrant does not file for citizenship then they are illegal. The act of entering the U.S. is called illegal immigration. Illegal immigration to the United States is the act of foreign nationals entering the United States, without government permission and in violation of United States nationality law, or staying beyond the termination date of a visa, also in violation of the law. (“Illegal Immigration” 1) When an immigrant is caught they are usually fined and can be detained up to six months for the first offense. The illegal immigrant waits in jail until their court hearing. Immigrants get a chance to prove that they have a legitimate reason to be in America. If the illegal immigrant cannot come up with a good reason to let them stay, they are deported. In certain cases, the immigrant that got caught might have a wife and kids that are legal. In most cases, the U.S. government will give ... ... middle of paper ... ...." Illegal Immigration Polls & Surveys. N.p., 11 Apr. 2012. Web. 17 Mar. 2014. . Illegal Immigration." Immigration ProCon. N.p., 4 Jan. 2012. Web. 17 Mar. 2014. . "Illegal Immigration." US Immigration Support. N.p., 2012. Web. 15 Mar. 2014. . "Illegal Immigration." Wikipedia. N.p., 8 Jan. 2013. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. . "Scary Imigration Statistics." Illegal immigration Statistics. N.p., 2013. Web. 15 Mar. 2014. http:/ "The Economic Logic of Illegal Immigration." Council on Foreign Relations. N.p., 2012. Web. 15 Mar. 2014. .

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