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The Tortilla Curtain Consequences of Illegal Immigration to the United States

Arizona's recent passing of the toughest known immigration bill in the United States has brought even more attention to an already heated issue. The promise of the American dream has been drawing immigrants to the U.S. for centuries, but as the requirements for citizenship and legal status have grown more stringent, the incidence of illegal immigration, especially across the U.S.-Mexico border, has dramatically increased. As of January 1, 2009, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that approximately 10.8 million illegal immigrants were living in the United States. Of these, more than 50% were thought to be from Mexico. Furthermore, according to the Department of Homeland Security, the Tuscon sector of the U.S. Border Patrol (the sector managing Arizona's portion of the Mexican border) has made an average of 650 arrests per day in the 2010 year, proof that this issue is only growing and that Arizona's stringent law is only the beginning.


However, the negative consequences of illegal immigration are certainly impossible to ignore. The most common grievance is that these immigrants are taking jobs away from Americans. Their willingness to work for very low wages, even for those below the minimum wage, makes them very attractive to business workers. The argument that they are taking jobs that Americans would not want can be countered by the argument that these jobs would pay more (and in turn become more desirable) if those illegal immigrants would not be so willing to accept such low wages. However, other consequences arise from having this flow of illegal aliens into the U.S. The U.S.-Mexico border has become a preferred way for terrorists and other persons of interest to enter the U.S. undetected. Furthermore, according to calculations in the report on illegal immigration by P.F. Wagner, approximately 20% of violent crimes in which arrests were made were caused by illegal aliens, not to mention their increased involvement in gang activity and in sexual crimes. Negative cultural effects, increased numbers of traffic accidents, higher incidents of infectious diseases. the argued negative effects of illegal immigration go on and on.


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