Latino immigrants breach boarders, fuel crime rates


By Mark Wassberg, Staff Writer

There are more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in America, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.

Many have committed at least one crime such as murder, drug trafficking, gang violence, social security and voting fraud, causing what many would consider a burden on our social programs as well as cases of prison overcrowding.

While most people are law-abiding citizens, immigrant activists are rallying U.S. lawmakers to endorse laws that protect the undocumented.

President Obama’s immigration legislation supports millions of undocumented immigrants as they continue to stay in this country, while some of these individuals break the law.

In 2009, the project “Fast and Furious” involved selling illegal weapons to the violent Mexican drug cartels.

According to constitutional law, in order to be an U.S.  citizen you have to be born in this country or become naturalized by the government.

There are thousands of immigrants from other counties waiting for legal status to be American citizens, but the pathway to citizenship is filled with difficulty.

Donald Trump, a presidential candidate for 2016, said America is a land with laws and borders. Without these laws in place a person can walk into your house without knocking on your door or ringing the doorbell.

No human should have the right to enter into any other country without approval. The reason to enforce strict immigration laws is to stop citizens from one country from changing the other’s culture, language, heritage and religion.

The war in the Middle East is causing thousands of refugees to flee from their homelands to other countries, especially into Germany where immigrants will have trouble assimilating in the newfound culture.

The term “anchor babies” refers to when a non-citizen pregnant mother gives birth to her child in the U.S. so the newborn can become a citizen.

This costs taxpayers money as their birthright citizenship gives an unfair advantage to their parents.

The 14th Amendment was adopted on July 9, 1868 to grant citizenship to all born or naturalized in the U.S., including former slaves. It is unjust to grant these citizenships to immigrants without good reason.

Former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush gave amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants as part of the immigration reform laws at the time.

The DREAM Act could serve as a nightmare for enacting immigration laws. It may turn out problematic because it allows undocumented children to receive an education at the cost of taxpayers’ money. In some cases, it creates competition against natural-born citizens’ right to an education as well.