What is the effect of illegal immigration on society- causes and effects anthropology

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Zuha Mirza

Illegal Mexican Immigration

Anthropology 205

Professor Collins

Section 9M3W

Mirza 1

Illegal Mexican Immigration to the U.S

Marsha Blackburn once said "We all learned in kindergarten that the beginning is a very good place to start. As we have this debate on illegal immigration and illegal entry into this country, let's begin at the very beginning by sealing the borders to this great Nation." This quote is a connotation of the negative attitudes toward illegal aliens that hinder all obstacles just to get to the U.S border. Mexico, which is located to the Southwest of the U.S, is a country inclusive of a distinct culture, language and customs that make it diverse from other countries in the North American continent. However, despite the fact it is so rich in culture, there are many push factors that hold back the people from opportunities and moving up on the social ladder.

This is why they resort to abandoning their ancestral home ground and move on to the prospering East. The US and Mexican governments actively entice illegal immigrants to enter the United States in order to work illegally for profit-hungry employers. Extremely poor immigrants, who are often desperate to house and feed their families, respond to the financial enticements and then are blamed by U.S. citizenry for illegally being in the US. Although there is much opposition against the migration of the Mexicans to the United States the irony is that legal immigration into the United States is a highly profitable proposal for both employers and the U.S. and Mexican government, which is the largest source country of undocumented immigrants into the US. As with any controversial issue there are two dynamic sides to the arguments. The Mexicans tend to justify their migration to the U.S through the lack of...