HLSS311 I002 Week 5 Forum.docx - Week 5 Forum Discuss the actions that prompted the\"border control offensive and made the issue of illegal immigration a

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Week 5 Forum Discuss the actions that prompted the "border control offensive" and made the issue of illegal immigration a priority along the SW border and contrast this with the northern border From what I have learned in this week readings I would had to say this is directly due to the rise of illegal immigration in the 1980s. The Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986 was created and first directed at employers who willingly employed illegal immigrants. With this new policy they were unable to hire undocumented workers. However, as they attempted to restrict the hiring of undocumented immigrants there was in increase of companies that were willing to falsify documents, mainly because of the cheap labor these immigrants provided. These new issues led to the US Border Control Offensive, with the objective of creating stricter border control. It is easier to restrict employment of illegal immigrants if they cannot even get access into the country in the first place. This

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