Illegal Immigration

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Have you ever wondered about how safe our country really is? If immigrants can elude capture from the border patrol, what is stopping terrorists from doing the same? I believe that illegal immigration has a very bad effect on our country, and not just because of our border problems.

In the next few paragraphs I am going to talk to you about the cons of illegal immigration. I will cover topic such as how the current legal U.S. Citizens experiences decreased wages, how the economy suffers, how U.S. citizens are forced to support illegal immigrants, how many illegal immigrants infiltrate the U.S. in more deceiving ways, and how crime rates have increased significantly.

The law states under Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, "Improper Entry by Alien," any citizen of any country other than the United States who: Enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers; or eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers; or attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact; has committed a federal crime.

The United States has a system in place for immigrants that want to come into the U.S., so why to they choose to go around the system?

Job competition, by waves of illegal immigrants willing to work at substandard wages and working conditions, depresses the wages of American workers. Another fact is that 15 million illegal immigrants steal jobs away from American citizens every day.

As the U.S. Economy shifted towards service jobs, factories have lost 2.8 million jobs in the past 39 months. Illegal immigrants are destroying America's middle class, turning the U.S. into a third world country in the...