Illegal Immigration

Illegal Immigration

About Illegal Immigration

Illegal immigration is the migration into a country/state in violation of the immigration laws and sovereignty of that country/state. Illegal immigration raises many political, economic and social issues and has become a source of major controversy in developed countries and the more successful developing countries. In 2010, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimated that 25.5 to 32.1 million people (or 10%-15%) of the world's total 214 million international immigrants are illegal immigrants, though the IOM notes that it is difficult to make accurate estimates. In the U.S., 11-20 million undocumented immigrants have very low chances of being deported and only a very small fraction of employers that hire them are rarely ever penalized. Many American activists and illegal immigration reduction groups have argued that the under-enforcement of U.S. immigration laws constitutes a crisis, and several states including Arizona and Georgia among others have started enacting and enforcing their own immigration laws. At times in the history of the United States, the government has passed a type of amnesty for undocumented immigrants, who entered without inspection. The last

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