“Illegal immigration” refers to the act of immigrating illegally. We refer to people who have entered the United States without proper legal documentation and who are deportable if apprehended, and people who have entered the United States legally but who have fallen “out of status” and are also deportable.
As of 2012, the population of immigrants in the United States illegally is estimated to be approximately 11.43 million, roughly 3.7% of the entire US population. 59% of the immigrants in the country illegally are from Mexico, and 25% of all immigrants in the country illegally reside in California. 53% of the immigrants in the United States illegally are male. In 2008, approximately 31% of workers in the roofing industry and 27% of maids/housekeepers were immigrants living in the country illegally. Demographic statistics are based on estimates created by the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the Pew Hispanic Research Center.
Argument for Immigration I do not agree
In 2012 there was well over 11 million immigrants in the United States illegally the issue of illegal immigration continues to divide Americans. According to Heritage.org (2007), "Do not grant amnesty to illegal aliens. Regardless of the penalties imposed any program that grants individuals who are unlawfully present the legal permission to remain here rewards illegal behavior and is unfair to those who obey the law and go through the regulatory and administrative requirements to enter the country legally. Those who enter the United States illegally should not be rewarded with permanent legal status or other such benefits, and they should be penalized in any road to citizenship. Those who enter and remain in the country illegally are violating the law, and condoning or encouraging such violations increases the likelihood of further illegal conduct."
I do not agree completely
My position on the status of...