Senate Bill 1070 originated because of the large number of Mexican (illegally) immigrants that migrated to Arizona over the last ten years. The Pew Research Center reported that a large portion of Mexican immigrants are against immigration enforcement laws. Pew Hispanic Center reported in 2008 survey verified that 30% of the state of Arizona population is made up by Mexican immigrants and approximately 94% of 500,000 illegal immigrants are currently residing in
Illegal immigration is a major issue in the U.S. There has always been a discussion on how to handle illegal immigrant such as should they be allowed to stay or should they be deported. Yet if we really want to solve this issue we have to ask what are the causes for illegal immigration. One major reason for illegal immigration is economic. In Mexico 50% of Mexicans are poor.
There are approximately nice to eleven million illegal immigrants in the U.S today. This is double the number in 1994. “The America-Mexico border is 1,940 miles long.” On average, 10,000 illegal immigrants cross the border every day. This averages out to around three million per year. One third will be caught and most of those same people will try again.
There have been many studies which suggest that each pedophile molests and average of 148 children over their lifetime. Considering that estimate, the deportees alone could have accounted for 900,580 victims. -29 percent of the U.S. prison population is comprised of illegal aliens, at an annual cost to the American taxpayers of more than $1.6 billion.” (Gibson, 2010) Questions: Should Government, in failing to secure the borders, be held liable for crimes committed by illegal aliens? Should local authorities be authorized to enforce federal immigration laws to assist ICE? Should public services be refused to illegal aliens?
With this many people entering the United States the possibilities of finding the main source is endless. The U.S has many drug prevention programs which are costing the citizens of the country a lot of money in tax dollars. From 1990 to 2000 the drug control budget in the United States has increased from $9.7 billion (1990) to $17.7 billion (2000) that’s a lot of tax payer dollars. (Greenhaven Press, 2001) within the last twenty years the estimated amount of drug user have tripled if not quadrupled in the U.S despite the increase of law enforcements and government programs including the National Drug Control Strategy set forth in 1989. With the lowering of transportation prices in the trade policy the transnational movements of goods,
Mexico To USA Migration Push Factors There are incredibly high crime rates in Mexico, especially in the capital and drug related crimes are a major concern. It is thought that in the past five years, 47,500 people have been killed in crimes relating to drugs. Many Mexicans will move out of fear for their lives and hope that America is a more stable place to live, with lower crime rates. Unemployment and poverty is a major problem in Mexico and has risen dramatically in recent years. A large portion of the Mexican population are farmers, living in rural areas where extreme temperatures and poor quality land make it difficult to actually farm.
In 2010 alone, 25,000 lives have been claimed and the number is still growing steadily (Beaubien). Over the course of the year 2008, more Mexicans perished in the Mexican war on drug cartels than Americans that have died in Iraq since 2003 (Corchado). Bloody scenes such as the 55 bodies pulled out of an abandoned silver mine turned cartel body dumping in Taxco, Mexico, have become all too real for the Mexican people (Corchado). It is estimated that currently in Mexico some 600,000 people are involved in organized crime, whether they be foot soldiers, hit men, marijuana farmers, smugglers, money launders, or kingpins (Corchado). When the Mexican Military decides to get involved in matters of trying to suppress cartel violence, things often get worse: much worse.
Immigration has always been a part of globalization starting from the first barbarians that occupied the world in prehistoric times. Every year, hundreds of thousands of immigrants legal and illegal from around the world, come into the United States making a huge impact on the culture and the way of life of the American society. However, lately according to the documentary film “Border War: The Battle over Illegal Immigration” Produced by a nonprofit organization called “Citizens United,” illegal immigration has become a very persuasive problem to the American people. The film depicts the lives of people who have been affected by illegal immigration along the U.S. - Mexico border, such as the U.S. Border Patrol agent, Jose Maheda, saying that immediate action needs to be taken to establish an end to the issue. The film presents vivid pictures of how illegal aliens’ invasion through immigration causes a decline in the national security of America, which can effectively generate a cover for terrorists and criminals.
Immigration is the leading cause of such high rates of population increase. Immigration is not only causing over-population in our country but it is also affecting our quality of life in the United States. Step 3. Outline/ Preview of case An estimated gain of 106 million people in merely 45 years is expected. Currently there are an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants currently living in the United States today.
Legal Drugs, Deadly Consequences As law-enforcement officials spend $15 billion a year combating the use and trafficking of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and other illegal narcotics, a more urgent crisis is emanating from the nation's pharmacies. According to a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overdoses from prescription drug medication have tripled in the past decade. Deaths from prescription painkillers- a class of drugs that includes hydrocodone, methadone, oxycodone and oxymorphone- have reached epidemic levels. These drugs are widely misused and abused. Every year, nearly 15,000 people die from overdoses involving these drugs.