Jennifer Walls Prison Overcrowdings One of the biggest issues facing the American correctional system is prison overcrowdings. Prisons all over the America have become so overcrowded that it’s affecting many. A lot of people think that overcrowded prisons affect the inmates, the guards and the system. Those are many that are affected by the overcrowdings, but this is not all. Little known, overcrowding of prisons affect the American people, our economy and our lives.
One is crossing the border illegally by land. Another way get into the US are by false identities or by stolen, or falsified passports. Another way is by illegal smuggling boats. “Others enter with legal documentation and then violate the terms on which they have been admitted by taking jobs that are not authorized or overstaying the authorized period of stay in the country” (Illegal Immigration) A bad side to having such a large amount of illegal immigrants in the nation is the crime rate and prison population caused by certain “illegals”. “Illegal immigration is a major cause in the overcrowding of our schools and our prisons.” (Bender, David) Michael Huffington, a former member of the US House of Reps. For California says that, “Many illegal immigrants come for two purposes that are both destructive and expensive: to commit crimes or to receive government benefits.” (Huffington, 63) “For instance, the 18th Street gang in Southern California is one of the nation’s most violent street gangs with a staggering 20,000 members.
Delgaudio, Sterling District Supervisor of Loudoun County, Virginia, in a July 17, 2007 statement offered the following: “Illegal immigration is taking a greater and greater toll on this community... While lax federal and state enforcement allows the problem to develop, local government is also at fault when it rewards law-breakers with access to free taxpayer-funded services. Giving away free services to people whose very presence is a felony is unfair to people who obey the law. More and more of their own money goes to support lawbreakers and subsidized increasing problems of overcrowding, litter and gang crime. It's an insult to native-born taxpayers and taxpayers who took the time and effort to come here legally.
The United States was built by many races that emigrated from there home countries, which ultimately developed into one of the most prosperous countries of all time. The success of this country with various races performing the labor and taking part in the government has created a demand for admittance and a dream for people across the world. The demand for entrance into America is at such a high level that people are finding ways to enter illegally. With the illegal alien population raising it is taking a large toll on the disbursement of tax money. As immigration is becoming a more widespread problem, in America , it needs to bolster border security and increase punishment for both eiders and offenders.
Prisons aren't the only ones affected financially. Taxpayers suffer from this as well. We are the ones paying for this crisis. Second, when prisons are exceeding their limit, it jeopardizes the guard and inmate safety. "Correctional administrators agree that crowded prisons result in greater tension, frustration, and anger among the inmate population, which leads to
United States is a nation of immigrants. Every year, millions of people enter the country and nearly one million people coming without authorization and overstay visas. The escalating number of undocumented immigrants comes into the country with the hope that their hard work and sacrifice will achieve a better life, yet they are breaking the law. Due to the influx flows of legal and illegal immigrants into the United States, it’s been the hot issue for every state that immigrants bring a huge impact to the nation and the lives of the Native American such as economic threats and jobs. The issue has been long debated enough, and people have demanded a change or a law, to crackdown for those responsible who disobeyed the law and allowing the unauthorized to stay and work in the country.
Some debates talk about citizenship, border security, driver's license, mass deportations, threats, economic burdens, and higher crime rates. For example, in America, 72% of legal citizens oppose allowing illegal immigrants the ability to obtain a driver's license (Miller). Other problems create disadvantages towards American citizens and workers, such as the Southwest seeing an increase in mass murders, sexual assaults, kidnappings, shootings, armed robberies, burglaries, and more, most being tied to illegal immigration (Greenblatt). These problems further drain public budgets and intensify competition for jobs, social services, and low-cost affordable housing because of the congestion in cities and towns that involve minorities, the homeless, everyday citizens, and both legal and illegal immigrants. Throughout the current wave of immigration, polls have consistently found that the public, at large, favors curbing immigration.
This is creating an enormous debate and concern for many people, not only within our government. With crime rates increasing and horrific events taking place the solution to this problem is not easily resolved. However there are many new views on how to properly solve this problem without depriving American people their right to use firearms as a tool and possible means of survival. Not only have these incidents been growing in numbers, but have been widespread throughout the US. Many people believe that it may be due to the economy and the struggle of people living in poverty to provide for their families.
What is illegal immigration you ask? Well it is when an unauthorized or undocumented alien from another country crosses the national border in a way that violates the immigration laws of this country. In today’s world we are faced with the problems of illegal immigration, what we don’t know is that this actually cost us money. As of today we have eleven million illegal aliens in our United States, some of these 6,640,000 are from just Mexico alone. Mexico is one of our big illegal immigration problems we are faced with.
Conference of Catholic Bishops on January 30th, they forecast that nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors from South and Central America will be entering the United States this year from the southern border. This has escalated from less than 25,000 the year before, and an even larger leap from a decade ago of just 5,800. Many of the minors who are caught, are released to their relatives already within the United States, who in many cases are themselves illegal immigrants (Millman). Many critics of immigration see this as a way for more and more illegal immigrants to flow in to the United States without and worry of deportation. Sadly, to some, many of the minors who cross over the border illegally are mashed through a mix of government agencies all with the soul goal of supervising the children and teens before deporting them back to their home country.