Mexico Drug Trafficking

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Essay Assignment The border between the United States and Mexico should be closed due to the high levels of crime and the negative impact on our economic and social wellbeing that the increasing levels of illegal immigration have been associated with. When I watch the news, I always hear something negative regarding the border between the United States and Mexico. There are extremely high levels of crime along the U.S. and Mexican border. Drug trafficking is one of the biggest issues we are facing. The drugs include marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. These drugs are being transferred underground through tunnels, however, that is not the only way; some of the migrants pay people called coyotes to get them across the border illegally, then…show more content…
It costs approximately $15 billion to provide welfare to illegal immigrants each year. “Most illegal immigrants are part of the working classes, and do not have any special skills or a good education. Many of these people live on government benefits even in Mexico.” (Kim, 2011) Many of these illegal immigrants are working in this country illegally, most of their earnings are sent back to Mexico to their families, keeping it out of the American economy. To patrol the U.S. border with Mexico it costs approximately $2.7 billion per year. Illegal immigration from Mexico is having a negative social impact on the United States as well. According to 2009 census data, “Roughly 1 in 5 people in the U.S. speaks a language other than English at home, with Hispanics representing the largest share.” (Rodriguez, 2006) 25% of inmates in United States jails are illegal immigrants from Mexico. Marrying an American citizen for those who cannot obtain citizenship has become more popular than before. This is why I believe the border between the United States and Mexico should be closed, to only allow those who want to become Americans, to create a better life for themselves and their families; not to molest and take advantage of the United States and its…show more content…
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