The undocumented migrant challenge in the US: issues in enforcement
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The United States has attempted to at least on the surface curb the undocumented migrant issue for almost a century. However, with a constant need for workers to support the U.S. economy, a history of racism by Americans, and morally dubious immigration law, it has proven to be a difficult and sensitive issue. Scholars have addressed this challenge head on with economic, social, and political research to often times express that a change in immigration law is needed for the future of America. They have interviewed and told stories of immigrants affected by present U.S. immigration laws and the effect on the country if a massive number of undocumented migrants were removed. They have told stories of the effects on families, highlighting where the families come from and why most are here. However most of the research was missing the perspective of someone who not only performed extensive research on the topic, but also has worked in the immigration enforcement field for over a decade, experiencing both sides of the challenge at hand. A nation must have the ability to protect its borders and enforce its immigration laws to protect its national interests, but at what cost? From the perspective of a field immigration officer, you'll experience first-hand what it is like to not only tear fathers away from their children, breaking up families that have been in the U.S. for decades, but also arrest child molesters, murderers, and rapists, all to conclude that the issue is not only morally perplexing for the families affected, but for the immigration officers as well. Extensive research on the topic is shared with personal stories and evidence that U.S. immigration laws need to not only change and offer permanent solutions to those immigrants that either arrived as children, or are simply in the U.S. to work and raise their families, but also give the ability to properly enforce the borders and remove those from the U.S. who choose to commit heinous acts while they are here.