Illegal Immigration Problems

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Imagine waiting in a long line for a place or event, such as a music festival that you have already paid for, then think of someone who just got there cutting in line to the front without paying and there is little to no consequences for them. That feeling of aggravation is what those who legally wait to get legal status feel. Seeing no consequences make more and more immigrants waiting "cut in the line" as they see no harm or even see benefits from those who have cut before. This chain reaction is an enormous problem America is facing. The increasing number of illegal immigrants entering America is having detrimental effects on the everyday life of American citizens through harsh crimes, constantly exploiting health benefits and borderland…show more content…
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. African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans believe the levels of immigration are too high, as well as 90% think that illegal immigration is a "very serious" or "somewhat serious" problem in the U.S. today (Miller). Another main statistic is that 81% think it is unfair to grant rights to illegal immigrants while thousands wait to come to the U.S. legally. However, a focus on this problem…show more content…
Branching off other issues, illegal immigration is one that is in desperate need of a solution, or more specifically, a way to get rid of it overall. In the news today, the word DACA seems to be the hot topic. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or definition-wise is a policy that allows illegals who are children, and who may not have had a choice coming here illegally, the ability to stay in the country over a period of time without being deported (Estrada 2). Currently, DACA allows 2 years for a DREAMer to work and be allowed to stay in the country without punishment. The belief in DACA for those who came without a choice is strongly supported by many people, some on both sides of the political spectrum. This belief can be drawn in most lives here. At one point, most likely everyone here has had an immigrant family member who came to America. Whether it was to escape war, get away from harsh lifestyles, or wanting a new life compared to living in a corrupt country. We are immigrants. However, adding the one word, illegal, in front of immigrant defeats to purpose of those in the past and in today's world who have worked or are currently working hard to get here to America. Those who are working hard to have the opportunity of a lifetime, to make dreams a reality, suffer as well from those who skip that extra effort of coming legally. America as a country can stop deporting and make sure

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