Rhetoric & Research
The Invasion of Illegal Immigrants
The United States has been invaded—not by a conquering army or some world superpower. These invaders take on a different form. They have no leader, no weapons of mass destruction, and no militaristic plan of attack. Yet these invaders pose one of the greatest threats to America’s future. Who are these dreaded invaders who pose such a threat? They are illegal immigrants.
In the past few years, illegal immigrants have become a major topic in the political realm. Peter Katel, the author of “Illegal Immigration” and many other well known political articles, is a highly respected author and correspondent in Newsweek’s Miami Journal. According to Peter Katel, it is estimated that more than ten million illegal immigrants are now living in the United States. This number has increased from only 3.5 million fifteen years ago (Katel 3). Illegal immigrants threaten to destroy America’s economy, national and domestic security, and culture.
Why are illegal aliens a security issue?
One of the biggest fears concerning the illegal immigration problem is the security issue that arises. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed by two Middle Eastern men, Mohamed and Mahmud Abouhalima, who had gained permanent residence in the country illegally. These two men used flaws and loopholes in the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s regulations in order to unlawfully obtain green cards (Katel 9). This is just one example of how illegal immigrants have compromised national security.
Regarding domestic security, illegal immigrants have had a tremendous effect on the safety of individuals, mainly in the large cities. According to the City Journal, which is a nationally respected political magazine whose readership spans across the United States, “Some of the most violent criminals at large today are illegal aliens,” and they account for “ninety-five percent of all... [continues]
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