Programs of mass deportation of illegal aliens from the United States, perhaps occurring by the millions, are often thrown about in political discourse. Though calls for strict anti-immigration policies may just be political posturing on the part of candidates come election time, to some extent, these campaigns may reflect, to some extent, people’s actual beliefs on the subject of illegal immigration.
At the same time, though, voices in opposition to drastic measures of population control are equally strong, with objectors to mass deportations envisioning America turning into something of a police state in which illegal immigrants are hunted down like animals. Even in isolated incidences of deportation, though, the impact removal from the United States has often goes beyond just one deportee. Rather, deportation has “ripple effects” felt by families, communities and the country as a whole.