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Mistreatment of Illegal Immigrant Workers

Mistreatment of Illegal Immigrant Workers

Illegal immigration, as well as the policies proposed to control it, have been the topic of debate in the United States for decades. Without citizenship, illegal immigrants are not allowed any of the same rights and advantages for living within the new nation and under its government. Instead, they can strictly be hired as immigrants with no benefits and very small pay, usually far below the national minimum wageundocumentedfamily reunification 


Illegal immigration poses a serious risk of the mistreatment of workers because of their lack of rights and citizenship. Illegal immigrant workers may not have to pay taxes, but they are not accounted for as a true citizen to the nation. Still, many immigrants pay taxes through an identification numbers that poses them no danger in terms of being deported as a result.


Besides not having the right to vote, acquire property, enroll in a bank, work professionally, or have insurance, many in the illegal immigration wave will find themselves not even collecting minimum wage. However, the rise of illegal immigration has not slowed down, very steadily increasing on a daily basis. The promise of a freer, more independent life with a relatively larger income compared to the value of the wages in their homeland, appears to be sufficient and worth the dangers and potential mistreatment towards immigrants.


The desperate need of illegal immigrants to keep their job and prevent immigration penalties will tolerate mistreatment from their employers. There have been news stories in the immigration debate of overworked workers getting limbs detached on the job while employers would threaten to turn them in if they ever tried to press matters any further.


Terrible and dangerous working conditions that would be fined by the law are overlooked on account of injuries not being reported and working environments remaining unexposed to regulations due to the fear of their immigration status being exposed.

Immigrant Abduction, Prostitution, and Slavery

Immigrant Abduction, Prostitution, and Slavery

Recent increases in prostitution rings that center on both inferred slavery and abduction often reflect issues with immigration policy. Current immigration policy often deals with issues on the surface, but fails to address the systemic reasons and causes for the specific situation. One example that illuminates the dangers of immigration policy and may suggest a need for immigration amnesty for those without criminal background, revolves around criminal prostitution rings. Women subjected to these prostitution rings are often victims of human trafficking, and as a result are paid abhorrent compensation for their services.


The implications of these crimes often begin with easily navigable border protection that permits the entry of an untold number of dangerous illegal immigrants. Although the majority of illegal immigrants pose no national security risk, those involved with dangerous Mexican gangs – and those involved with human trafficking – are amongst the top security concerns in the United States. Many assert that the only way to shed light on the dangerous, undocumented illegal immigrants is to offer immigration amnesty to those that have either lived in the country for a certain amount of time, or that represent good moral character, as many laws specify in the field of immigration.


Amnesty often attracts heated political debate as some note the criminality involved with entering the country illegally. These arguments require a new level of pragmatism; while illegal immigrants have broken the law, the dangers presented from some illegal immigrants outweighs the concerns of the former.


Recent news surrounding illegal immigration and human trafficking tell similar stories. One prostitution ring situated in a lower-income area inhabited by mostly immigrants purportedly distributed business cards to possible clients.


After the ring was discovered, officers had a difficult task in charging those involved. Since the women were illegal immigrants, immigration law calls for their deportation. Yet, upon further review, it was clear that the women not only had no idea what city or state they were in, but they were clear victims of human trafficking. In such situations, officials need to instate a comprehensive immigration policy that allows for illegal immigration amnesty in certain situations that will aid the country in weeding out the egregious criminals that exploited the women and established prostitution rings.


Much of the criminal actions that surround Mexican gang activity is a result of criminals establishing footing in both Mexico and America. Ironically, if illegal immigrants whom were not only uninvolved in crime – but against its presence in their respective communities – were welcomed to come out from social shadows, they would be able to help persecute those that present security risks and are committing these horrendous international crimes – yet, their respective emergence would result in their own apprehension.