Define Illegal Immigration

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Illegal Immigration in the United States How do we define illegal immigrant, an alien (non-citizen) who has entered the United States without government permission or stayed beyond the termination date of a visa. There are over 11.9 million illegal immigrants in the US today. The numbers have rapidly grown over the years. In 2008 the Pew Hispanic center reported that 6.8% of the students enrolled in the nation’s elementary and secondary schools are children of illegal immigrants. These children automatically gain US citizenship. The nation is growing each year just due to the immigrants coming in from Mexico, South America, Central America, Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia. About 76% of the immigrants are Hispanic. Just in Alabama there are an estimated 130,000 living in the state. Illegal immigrants become employed in “low skilled jobs” that no one else wants to work. These jobs can be from working in fast food to working on a farm. Many people have tried to take it into their own hands to try and stop immigrants from crossing the US and Mexican border but the most successful has been the Customs and Border Protection. The CBP falls under Homeland Security with the workforce of more than 42,000 sworn Federal Agents and…show more content…
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