Immigrants come from all over the world. They fled their country seeking to fulfill their wants and necessary needs to live. The United States of America offers great job opportunities and a healthy environment to live. Some of the countries that illegal immigrants come from are: Mexico, Canada, and China.

The majority of immigrants in America are Mexicans. They come to America frequently and they come in large groups, such as families. The Mexican and American border are parallel to each other, making it easy for Mexico residents to illegally cross the border and seek their new life in America. People migrate from country to country searching for a better life. Some of the reasons for leaving their homeland to become residents in America are: wealth, prosperity, hardship, poverty and family. Sometimes, their previous country they resided does not provide enough money to live.

Money is a big factor why immigrants flee their country. Nothing in the world is free and sometimes jobs are not so easy to get, especially with no education. Most immigrants (if not all), live in poverty. With no education, jobs do not come easily, making it hard to live in their country. America offers both, education and job opportunities. Sometimes, immigrants realize they do not want their children to live like they do, so they make the run for the border.

If an immigrant is pregnant and comes to America, gives birth on U.S. soil, the child and parents are now legal citizens of the United States. The reasons why America is effected and objects to immigration is: population, it brings in cheap labor and it lowers America's living standards. A long time ago, America had room for immigrants and welcomed foreign visitors, until about ninety years ago that changed. Congress passed a law limiting the number and kind of immigrants that would be allowed to America. The population of the United States has increased dramatically, making the United States Bureau of Immigration cut down on the laws of entering the U.S. illegally. Since congress passed the law of allowing a certain amount of immigrants to enter the U.S., they issue them passports and visas.

After their passport and visa expire, they have to leave the country. Although this is a law, most immigrants do not leave the country, living illegally. If it weren't for the Border Patrol, the American population would be higher than it already is. The Border Patrol regulates immigrants from illegally crossing the border. They patrol the border searching for possible immigrants crossing the border. If an immigrant is caught by U.S. authority, they will deport them and can charge them with additional fines and some jail time.

For example; Mexico has the largest population of immigrants coming to America. Mexicans will actually hide from the Border Patrol in bushes, dirt, rubbish etc, until they see the right moment to make a "run for it". Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), keeps the documents of Immigrants who are legal to live in the United States. Immigration and Naturalization Service strictly enforces the law of keeping immigration to a minimum.

They only let a small amount of immigrants to come to America each year. The immigrants who can legally come to America are carefully chosen, it sometimes can take years to get approved. An estimated four million immigrants now live in the United States. America alone (without immigrants), is over populated. This is why U.S. authority strictly enforces the immigration law. There is a large debate to cut down on their laws.

Immigration effects America in a negative way. It lowers living standards, over populates the streets and makes the country look bad. Although America is flattered that this country is so sought after and looked upon as the greatest country in the world, laws are laws and they have to stick to them. The laws are only for the good. U.S. citizens deserve a clean and protected country. This is the only good thing that comes out of taxes.