The United States is made up of many races, cultures, and a variety of people. This country is also made up of immigrants who migrate from all over the world. Millions of illegal’s are living in the country and paying taxes even when they are not citizens of the country, yet they don’t have any rights to vote, go to college, carry handguns or any full rights under the United States constitution.
For years immigrants have been coming to the United States to find a “better” life for their families and themselves. Being born in this country is what all illegal immigrants dream of because of the possibilities that could be presented to them. Being an undocumented immigrant does not make it acceptable for human beings to live in a country and be stripped of their rights. In 1808, 50,000 African Americans were the first illegal immigrants that were brought to the United States. Unfortunately, they didn’t come voluntarily, but as slaves (Daniels).
In 1992, INS said about 3.4 million unauthorized residents were in the country; in 2007 they said about 7 million unauthorized residents came in the year of 2000. Mexico is the largest source of illegal immigrants, out of the 8 million illegal aliens, 5.3 million came from Mexico.
The positive side to having immigrants is that they fill up low-wages jobs really quickly; they will work some of the worst jobs just to put food on the table for their family and undocumented immigrants pay taxes on time. Some negative events that take place with undocumented immigrants are that they bring an increased crime route among the population. Schools are losing money because they also teach immigrant’s children. The nation’s hospitals are all giving charity treatment causing them to lose money.
In today’s environment, children come to this country to support their grandparents or elder relatives. There has been an estimate of 1.7 million children in the country living illegally and by themselves (Nazario, 244). Since immigrant children have arrived in the United States, the field jobs have increased, but so have crimes. The neighborhood of Los Angeles though it was best to establish a death penalty for gangsters who are illegally living in the U.S. Unfortunately this “establishment” didn’t seem to work out. Teens say the life here goes by too fast, Enrique an illegal crosser said “life here is a race, in Mexico people work half a day Saturday and rest Sunday. Here you work seven days a week in order to pay for bills.”(Nazario, 244)
When couples with children cross the border they tend to enroll their kids to school. Not only are kids lost but teachers as well. All around the country, teachers are getting behind with their teaching. Due to the fact they have to teach illegal children more carefully, slowly, and cautiously because they hardly speak or understand English. It is commonly known that children who arrive in the U.S after the age of ten will not graduate from High School.
Since the Mexican border is right...