The Law Need to Tighten the Borders in Illegal Immigration

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In coming to grips, the law needs to do more to tighten the borders in Texas to prevent illegal immigration from crossing over trafficking drugs. The White House stated that President Bush would have a debate on illegal immigration. White House officials said Mr. Bush had always understood the need to protect the border as a former governor of a border state, Texas Ruttenberg, J. (2006, May 13). Mr. Bush was considering a bill to increase law enforcements and military personnel patrolling the border to increase the use of high surveillance tools and to increase the enforcement against illegal immigrants and drugs ( 98% of illegal immigrants arrested between October 1, 2000 and September 30, 2005 were never prosecuted for illegally entering Texas according to an Associate Press analysis of federal data (2007). Meanwhile, those 5.2 million immigrants were escorted back across the border and turned lose. Still many of the immigrants tried to slip into the U.S again. The number of immigrants prosecuted annually triple during that five year period ( The federal prosecutors along the nation’s southern border have come under pressure from politicians and from top officials in the Justice Department to pursue more cases against illegal immigrants. Not many politicians are suggesting the government prosecute everyone caught slipping across the border. Despite about 1 million immigrants stopped each year; however that will overwhelm the nation prisons break The Justice Department’s budget and cripple the courts ( The justice department itself has much bigger priorities and too little resources to try to go after every illegal immigrant. Therefore, the department tries something else a more selective strategies going after immigrant’s smugglers and immigrants with criminal records. The most effective solution is to go after job opportunities in the U.S. by cracking down on employers who hire illegal immigrants ( Under federal law immigrant who illegally enter the country is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine and up to six months in prison for their first time. A second offense carries up to two years. Therefore, if the immigrant has been prosecuted and deported and sneaks back into the country he can be charge with a felony punishable by up to two years behind bars. The immigrants with criminal record can receive 10 to 20 years. There have been 30 federal prosecutors added to the Southwestern border to handle the rising number of immigration and border drug cases. To secure the high amount it would require hiring more judges and public defenders and building more courtrooms and jails. Most illegal immigrants have to be caught at least six times before their case will be forwarded to prosecutors. Any illegal immigrants arrested since 2006 is jailed and prosecuted under a federal project called Operation Streamline. The state officials are using an anti-smuggling law to prosecute both suspected smugglers and the immigrants who pay them ( Border patrol agents who once caught a few of immigrants a day now arrest 140 or 150 a night. The increasing amount of arm confrontations, high-speed chases has become a routine. Meanwhile, Mexican crime syndicates using two way radios and cell phones to keep American law under surveillance. The patrol agent is a potential flashpoint on the border. Meanwhile they have illegal vehicle crossing everyday, fences are being torn down and the patrol agents cars are being vandalize with rocks. In 2003 Texas arrested 48,633 illegal immigrants. In 2004 the number rose to 61,374. This month the border agents found 4,400 pounds of marijuana inside a pick up truck. Some time the patrol agent will find Mexican soldiers in a hummer on our side of the border. When the border patrol will ask the Mexican soldiers what are they doing on our side of the border? They will often get lost...
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