Immigration Reform

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Immigration Reform is obviously a big issue in America today. I mean everywhere you go; you either see something about or read about it. There is no exact number as to how many illegal immigrants cross the border, but it is estimated to be around 11 to 12 million. This has become a major political and social issue because of the continued flow of illegal immigrants. There is nothing really around that will stop this problem. Nothing has really been done, I mean there are borders and all, but who watches the borders to stop the immigration and even so there is no one there to protect the people who are there trying to prevent it. Anything can happen to the people who are watching the borders such as being shot at and things of the nature, just so people can cross over to have a better life without having to go through all the paper work. Personally, I feel as though the Immigration Reform legislation that was introduced earlier this year is a good idea or at least a good start to our problem. Like everything else in the world, though, it is not perfect and definitely has its flaws. I agree with the general idea of the proposal, but as I said before there are still some flaws with it. With a few changes and clarifications, I feel that the proposal will definitely be a good start to ending illegal immigration. First, let us start with the part of the proposal that deals with border security. It is definitely a good start to increasing security at the borders without a doubt, but I have a few problems with it. It says that before immigrants are allowed to come over legally the United States would be required to complete the building of 370 miles of fencing and 200 miles of vehicle barriers. This is all good and everything, but then during the time of the building who will be around to stop the immigrants from crossing over as they always have. Who would be around to protect the construction workers who are building the fence from any harm the illegal immigrants...
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