Homeland Security - Protecting our Borders U.S. Mexico border stretches approximately 1.954 miles with an estimated half a million people enter the U.S. illegally. Border patrol has increased over the last few decades due to illegal entry, smuggling and drug trafficking. The United States Army was called in to assist with security. The military brought in highly sophisticated equipment and helicopters to help increase the security operations. By the year 2000, the Mexican government tried to combat the drug cartels only causing the violence to increase.
"E Pluribus Unum"-- from many, one. We are a nation of immigrants, yet still must constantly be reminded of our shared heritage with those currently setting out for America. Immigration benefits our country, permitting immigrants to better themselves as they enrich the United States. Still, we are unable to admit all those who wish to start new lives within our borders, and ultimately many of those denied legal entry still fight to achieve the better life America has to offer. Illegal immigration today is having devastating effects on our country, occurring at historic rates and far exceeding that of any other time in our history.
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.
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.
:D Illegal Immigration The population of the United States is roughly 300 million people; of those people, 11.2 million are illegal. Illegal immigrants (mostly Mexicans) bring with them crime, drugs, and cost the American government billions of dollars yearly. This can greatly decrease the value of a country’s economy. Legal immigrants are a key step to help any nation’s economy thrive and grow (mostly the white ones), but illegal immigrants hinder and dismantle it (mostly the black, brown, and yellow ones). Most illegal immigrants that cross into the U.S. come from Mexico (shocker).
The United Kingdom’s s uncodified constitution relies heavily on established conventions and trust in order to prevent widespread corruption. To some extent this type of constitution historically has served the UK well. However, due to increasing disillusion with politicians and their ethics. Which some claim to be the result of more transparency and a higher level of education. UK citizen are more informed and able to make analytical judgements in their best interest, this in turn, challenges the authority of the state to decide what is in our best interest.
In 2010 several hundred million people immigrated to the United States increasing the total U.S. population to approximately 340 million, and by the year 2050 it is estimated that with immigration this population will reach 397 million (Immigration To The United States, 2013). With this increase in immigration a concern for immigration restriction is increasingly becoming a more important aspect of the country’s public administration. There are various aspects surrounding the ethical issues of immigration. Some of these, and those issues that I will not touch upon, include the “definition and moral status of refugees, the circumstances (if any) in which it is permissible to use guest workers [and,] what obligations [the] country [might] incur [should] it actively [recruit] skilled workers from a poor state” (Wellman, 2010). For the purpose of this paper, my research is aimed at the ethics of immigration restriction.
Krikorian presents a good argument and has done his homework. The author seems to respect patriotism and feels we have a greater obligation to our citizens than foreigners. Krikorian speaks of a country we once were when our grandparents came to America but not that same country now. He argues our immigration laws need to be shaped to improve the United States along with the government enforcing more stringent immigration laws. This would shrink the illegal population and life for American workers would improve.
Even as the U.S. is going through an economic hardship Mexican immigrants are still increasing in population as time goes on. If we go by the steady population increase from 1970 to 2010, the estimated population of Mexican Immigrants is around 102,000.000 (Hispanics in the United States, 2010). This has created some issues that immigrants have to face. The children to Hispanic Immigrants face a long road as well as their parents as well. Children of immigrant especially illegal immigrants have a very difficult time in schools.
Illegal immigration has increased throughout the years, in 2007 there was 38 million, which is about one-third of the U.S. population, which is about 310 million individuals .Illegal immigration will continue to grow, currently we have 310 million people but by 2060 this will rise to 468 million, which is a 56% increase. Illegal immigrants come from all over the world, but more come from Latin and South America looking for jobs, a better future, education, new business, better pay, health insurance, a better life than what they are accustomed in their native country. Although people may come from different parts of the world to the United States, this also affects American population because we will never have an accurate number of illegal