America is perceived the world over as the “Promised Land” where everything is possible. This lucrative perception leads many immigrants to seek diverse ways to enter this vast land of promise, with the aim of living the American dream. Illegal immigrants are considered the medium behind some of criminal activities perpetuated in America. Their participation in such criminal activity is prevalent in most criminal prosecutions and convictions, in state and federal criminal justice departments. The American criminal justice system has bared the brunt of illegal criminal activities, alleged to have been committed by illegal immigrants from neighboring countries especially Mexico, as the largest number of convicts who are incarcerated in American legal systems hail from Mexico.
The overwhelming rising numbers of illegal convicts in the state and federal correctional facilities cause serious financial strains on the state’s ability to function proactively. As most of the states financial resources are used to sustain the high number of illegal immigrants imprisoned in the state and federal facilities. Research indicates that illegal immigrants are a leading cause for concern for the justice department, as the rising number of illegal, criminal immigrants could ultimately become a threat to America’s national stability. The high cost of maintaining the illegal immigrants affects the state’s criminal justice systems financial ability to function effectively. The following thesis highlights the challenges that the criminal justice systems faces when dealing with the rising number of illegal immigrants, who are incarcerated due to their criminal activities.
Since I work for ICE, gathering data and information will be fairly easy. I will use various websites thru DHS and ICE, uncoupled with databases, without compromising my job of
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