Dec. 3, 2009
An illegal immigrant is an “alien who has entered the United States without government permission or stayed beyond the termination date of a visa” (Hill). Today America can’t even take care of the citizens that it has. By having illegal immigrants that we do not plan for using public services like welfare, food stamps, state medical, school services, social security, and criminal justice services, will directly affect all Americans in this economic crisis. Illegal immigrants also cause other problems like crime, overcrowding, and language disputes. The United States of America needs to stand by laws that are in place for illegal immigration.
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This comes out to about 93 sex offenders and 12 serial sex offenders crossing the border in the United States each day. Each offender averages around 4 victims totaling 960,000 victims. Out of 1500 cases reviewed thirty five percent were child molestation (Schurman-Kauflin).
Juan Leonardo Qunitero was an illegal immigrant that was charged with molestation of a 12 year old girl in 1999 and was deported back to Mexico. Seven years later Juan was back in the United States as an unknown sex offender. On Sep 21, 2006 Officer Rodney Johnson pulled over Juan for speeding. Juan was arrested and placed in the back of a police car. Rodney Johnson missed the gun in Juan’s waist band, which he pulled out later and killed officer Rodney Johnson (World Net Daily). While we have had lots of deaths in the Iraq war, the number of Americans killed each year by illegal immigrants is more than the total of the Americans killed during the whole war. Each year according to Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa 4,380 Americans are murdered by illegal immigrants (Farah) .
Today most murders, violence and drug crimes are directly related to gangs. Immigration and custom enforcement or ICE has been going after some of the most violent gangs of our generation, with a mission to target foreign born gang members. This ICE operation is called Operation Community Shield. On July 20th, 2009, there were nineteen arrests made in northern Illinois communities. Of the nineteen arrests, seventeen were illegal immigrants from Mexico and two were permanent residents from Mexico. All nineteen are waiting on deportation. ICE also arrested six other illegal immigrants that are charged with crimes. These criminals will stay in the United States until their charges are resolved. On August 7th, 2009 twenty-nine arrests were made in Nevada by ICE officials on gang members tied to the gang MS13, which is one of the most brutal and violent gangs. Out of the twenty-nine arrested, all were illegal immigrants. One was from Afghanistan, one was from Bahamas, and twenty seven were from Mexico (Immigration And Customs Enforcement).
Illegal immigrants have already shown that they do not care about the laws in the United States by entering illegally. But now illegal immigrants are helping drug cartels smuggle drugs into the United States, which ultimately destroys our countries from within. These drug cartels are using gangs to sell and distribute drugs which lead to more violence. According to the customs and border patrol, last year they seized more than 7,621 pounds of drugs, and stopped more than 2,796 people trying to enter illegally. The Mexican drug trafficking is estimated to be making ten million dollars a day. The southwest border is where more than ninety two percent of cocaine comes into the United States (Customs and border Patrol).
For all the criminals, whether United States citizens or illegal immigrants will end up in our prison system. The prison system costs tax payers a lot of money...