United States Immigration Final

United States Immigration Final - Illegal Immigration and...

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Illegal Immigration and Human Smuggling Illegal Immigration and Human Smuggling Tabitha Neufind COM/220 September 3, 2010 Daryl Korinek 1
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Illegal Immigration and Human Smuggling Illegal Immigration and Human Smuggling People who were not native to the North American continent established the United States of America. They came to the Americas from Europe in search of a better life. Yet more than two hundred years later people all over the globe share this same goal as they try to immigrate to the United States. There are some immigrants who go through the United States legal immigration process, and others who choose to risk their lives and come into the United States illegally. The issue of immigration is not new problem, but the problem has gotten increasingly worse because of greater restrictions at the borders that have created an increase in human smuggling. With a majority of the illegal immigration taking place at the southern borders it is time that the United States takes action to better control the southern borders so that there can be a reduction in human smuggling and lowering the number of illegal immigrants risking their lives to enter the United States. Immigration from Europe to the Americas started well before the United States was founded. There were a variety of different reasons why people from Europe left and came to the Americas. Some came searching for a place where they could practice their religion freely without facing persecution, while others came with the hope of becoming rich and were willing to do so by any means possible. It was these immigrants and their families that helped to found the United States and make it what it is today. Even today's immigrants share some 2
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Illegal Immigration and Human Smuggling of the same desires as the first immigrants, and they too are willing to do whatever it takes to get into the United States. Death was a possibility that many immigrants both past and present have been willing to face to seek out a better life in the United States. Immigrants from Europe to the Americas faced months on boats in which the conditions were poor. Even today’s immigrants are willing to put themselves in dangerous conditions to gain entry into the United States. In the early 1990's it was not as difficult to enter into the United States as it is today. The process of sneaking across the border was relatively simple all a migrant had to do was "obtain a bus ticket from one's hometown to a boarder city" (Guerett & Clark, 2005) and then simply choose a time, and a place to walk into the United States. With an increase in boarder patrols immigrants are now attempting to cross into the United States in desert areas, these areas are not developed and they lack access to food, clean drinking water, and shelter. Southern states such as Arizona that share a boarder with Mexico have
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