The increase of crime worldwide has been related with various social, political and economic trends and activities; immigration has been proved that it can lead to the development of crime within a state especially when there it is not appropriately monitored. Moreover, it seems…
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USA, illegal immigrants represent a relatively high percentage of the population – if compared with other countries with similar political and economic frameworks. The reason is probably that job market in the USA is highly developed – following the high performance of the country’s industries; another reason could be also the fact that the countries surrounding USA – referring especially to the countries cited in the south, especially Mexico – have weak economies– compared to that of USA; therefore, USA is considered by immigrants as an exceptional chance for improving the quality of life; under these terms, immigrants decide to enter USA even illegally – most of them do not meet the requirements for entering the USA legally. This practice has led to the increase of the number of illegal immigrants across USA; at the next level, the increase of criminal activity developed in most states has been related with illegal immigrants. This issue is set under examination in this paper; it is proved that the rate of illegal immigration in USA has started to be decreased; however, the crimes in which illegal immigrants are involved have not been particularly reduced; it is concluded that measures need to be taken by the USA government so that immigrants are discouraged from entering the country illegally; in other words, preventive measures should be rather developed instead of punitive ones.
The population of illegal immigrants in USA is high; in accordance with a recent report the illegal immigrants in USA are estimated to 11.9 million – a figure reflecting the country’s illegal immigrants population for 2008 (Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee, ALIPAC, 2010); it is also noted that ‘the nations immigrant population (legal and illegal) reached nearly 38 million in March 2007, one-third of which are comprised of illegal immigrants’ (ALIPAC, 2010). In a series of statistics presented by the Center for Immigration Studies, the
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This definition of illegal immigrants includes all those people who try to gain entry into the US without having formal permission to do so from the US immigration officers or those who avoid a formal examination by these officers or hide an important fact from them.
This paper discusses illegal immigration and the notion of the illegal immigrant as a “deviant” through the lens of the Labelling Theory. This paper draws upon Becker’s essay ‘Labeling Theory’ which appeared in Thio et.al’s Readings in Deviant Behaviour, which states that “Deviance is not a quality that lies in behavior itself, but in the interaction between the person who commits an act and those who respond to it.”
The researcher’s focus will be the criminalization of illegal immigration, e.g., illegal immigrants who are sent to jail rather than be deported. The researcher’s main argument is that illegal immigration affects the economy of the United States in adverse ways when illegal immigrants are sent to jail rather than be deported.
In most cases, entering the US without proper documents and stay permits along with overstaying visa regulations are considered to be major crimes. However, it needs to be understood that even these immigrants are humans and need to be provided basic humane considerations, which unfortunately under certain circumstances are denied to them.
For most of these illegal immigrants, they choose to try their luck in the United States of America, which has been branded as the land of “milk and honey” throughout history. America earned the perception as the land of profusion, wealth and incessant opportunities.
One of the factors which play the role of a catalyst in being irrational is that people getting immigrations for low skilled jobs are not ethically, morally or academically educated to understand and observe different systems. Here in this paper America is the country where we need to show our concerns and understandings to give reasons for the irrationality of the immigrants living in American society.
Illegal immigration refers to the act of people to migrate to some other country illegally. According to Marie, there exist various economic pressures along with political and social pressures, which force people migrate to other countries (11). Illegal immigrants not only include those immigrants who enter the premises of a country illegally but also those people who possess legal documents for the entrance but they overstay in those countries.
More than half of this immigrants work in the manufacturing, construction, leisure, and hospitality industries. There has been an increased debate on the effects of these immigrants into the economy. Supporters show that the American economy would benefit largely if they are allowed to increase in the country.
Labor Market: Labor Supply & Occupational Structure (Garland Studies in the History of American Labor), Routledge, New York. not available Kindle edition, pp.15-59.
9. Morris, D 2008, Outrage: How Illegal Immigration, the United Nations, Congressional Ripoffs,