Illegal Immigration By Jack Wirtanen

A Modern human rights issue in the United States is illegal immigrants. Mexican immigrants are crossing our border illegally and more needs to be done about the issue. As of 2014, 11.1 million illegal immigrants are living in the U.S. which is 3.5% of our population and 52% of the illegal immigrants are from Mexico ( This issue should become a top priority for the United States Government. Unauthorized immigrants are taking jobs away from legal citizens who need those positions and their are other serious consequences from this issue.

Border Patrol making a stop.

The border security between Mexico and the United States has been improving over the years. In 2007 there were 12.2 million illegal immigrants and that number has decreased to 11.1. As the economic relationship between the United States and Mexico improves, challenges to protect the security of the border have increased as well that require the immediate attention of both the U.S. and Mexico. Economists agree that the U.S. has enough unskilled labor ( Illegal immigrants compete with American citizens for jobs and that creates higher unemployment rates for the Unites States and there is little or no job protection for illegal immigrants. They will receive less pay and have no job security.

Where do the illegal immigrants come from?

Illegal Immigration needs to be more of a “team effort.” Federal and State Governments need better policies for the safety of the people. According to, around 4.5 million illegals drive throughout the state of California without licenses, insurance, or even being able to read road signs. Although this sounds like a major issue, these people aren’t given easy opportunities. The process takes numerous tests and certificates to be legal. What should be necessary is just a birth certificate and the current naturalization test. It should also be easier to reach authorities about citizenship. In conclusion, more changes have to be made to keep this country safe.


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