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BoydImmigrationImmigration within the USA is a major problem in the country. It’s not a current affair but rather a trend that began long ago. The motive for immigration is tied to the need to look for greener pasture. The immigrants, both skilled and none skilled, have gained access to the country despite tighter border controls. Once within the nation, they offer their labor services to companies; they also establish their businesses. Although the immigration act prohibits illegal immigration, many of the immigrants, particularly the Mexicans, take advantage of the porous border. However, not only the Mexicans illegally immigrate to the United States but also other ethnic groups, such as Filipinos, Chinese, and Koreans. The government, therefore, should look for a better strategy to help solve the problem once and for all.Ross Douthat and Jenny Woodson in the article The Border(430) state that over 1 millionillegal immigrants were caught attempting to enter the USA illegally in 2004. They note that illegal immigration began long ago, and since 1970 border patrols have increased up from 2000 to 11,000 to curb the menace. They further maintain that despite these new border patrols, 485,000, immigrants still penetrate to the USA annually since 2000[The14]. They assert that the immigration won’t end soon because the Mexicans believe that the land on southwest belongs to them. Douthat and Woodson state, “Immigration pressure from Mexico is unlikely to abate anytime soon” (430). These two authors claim that Americans are not happy about this situation, thus, long for tough laws or troop operation to curb the trend. They note that some groups of people argue that their presence is not economically desirable. The writers believe that not even the immigration proposal would be a long-term solution. Douthat and Woodson say, “And securing the border may not be feasible not matter what the public wants” (431). Finally, they
Boydmaintain that the only solution is to narrow the gap between the citizens' view and the leaders, otherwise increased border security is not a feasible solution.