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Illegal Immigration Never Ends

Illegal immigration is something that, despite the combined efforts of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and various law enforcement agencies, cannot be totally prevented. Attempts to stem the flow of illegal immigrants have only slowed the illegal crossings to some degree. Most of the immigrants in the U.S. come legally, but there can be dangerous consequences for those who try to get into the country illegally.

The Dangerous Journey

Many illegal immigrants simply overstay after entering the country legally, but for those who cannot get a visa, they will search for other ways to enter the United States. Those who live south of the border often trek for hundreds of miles across the desert in order to make it to the U.S., and risk dying of exposure, starvation, or dehydration. Desert wildlife such as rattlesnakes, tarantulas, scorpions, and even wild coyotes can also harm them.

People Don’t Know the Risks

The desert, though daunting, often times is the easiest part of the journey. Many illegal immigrants are guided by smugglers, known as coyotes, who lead them across the border. Coyotes charge big sums of money for their services, and will not hesitate to abandon anyone they deem to be a burden. Sometimes, coyotes force illegal immigrants to smuggle drugs for them or will sell them to human traffickers or even rape and kill them.

Hard Life After Arrival

Once they are in the U.S., illegal immigrants struggle in their daily lives, working as cheap labor for companies who pay them less than American citizens, taking away jobs from the unemployed. In addition, illegal immigrants struggle to get proper healthcare and education for their children, whether they crossed the border with them or they were born in the U.S. Getting legal aide through an immigration attorney can sometimes alleviate their difficulties.

Get All the Facts

For some, Illegal immigration is a difficult topic to talk about, but having all the information, good and bad, only aids in the discussion. It is doubtful that illegal border crossings and visa overstayers will ever stop, but having more information will help those on both sides of the discussion find a solution that will stem the flow while also helping those who are already here. A part of this includes dealing with those who commit criminal acts while on U.S. soil.