Illegal Immigration And The United States Essay

1137 Words Nov 23rd, 2014 5 Pages
According to the Department of Homeland Security, there are approximately 11,400,00 illegal immigrants, existing in the United States in 2012. It represents that 3.7% of the total population of U.S illegally live in the United States. Most illegal immigrants, roughly 60 percent of them, come from Mexico, and the number of them is 6,720,000 illicit immigrants in 2012. 24 percent of them are other Latin Americans, and about 16 percent of them are Asian, European, and African. Illegal immigration has been one the serious political issues in the United States. The Administration and Congress should have a responsibility to solve the issue through understanding the methods of illicit immigration, biggest problems of illegal immigrants, problems of amnesty, and some suggestions to prevent illegal immigration.
There are some typical ways for illegal immigrants to stay in the United States. The first way that people illegally come to the U.S. is a border crossing. People, who do not have the visa agreements and do not have a qualification of visa illegally come to the United States by border crossing in some areas. Because they use boxcars and trunks to hide themselves, these ways to cross the border are known to be easy to die because of suffocation, unseaworthy vessels, and dehydration. The second way is overstaying a visa. A lot of illegal immigrants come to the United States legally, but they overstay their visa. The third way to enter the U.S. is sham marriages. In other…

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