Provide a 5 pages analysis while answering the following question: Immigration Crisis in the United States: A Time to Reform Laws. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The illegal means of crossing the border from Mexican and South American side not only puts the lives of people in jeopardy but is a growing stress on the United States economy which is deteriorating rapidly. Furthermore, those individuals visiting the country on legal visas such as student visas or work permits tend to prolong the stay and later on, become a part of it by gaining citizenship. This major immigrant influx has led the border control agency to reform and reconsider the laws that were made during the Bush era. Also, the U.S immigrant department is now planning on forming strict laws that limit the gaining of citizenship. There are children and females crossing the Mexican-American border in large numbers which have made dealing with the issue sensitive and has put pressure on the economy. These undocumented people find themselves in the same situation that they escaped from earlier. A land of opportunities but of which they cannot gain benefit because of the fact that they have no legalization documents that affirm them as legal citizens of the country. There has also been an increase in the minor aged immigrants in the United States which has led to major problems of accommodation in shelters since no recognition on the part of government plays a vital role for them ( Urrea’s 357, Basu).
Immigration of children and family from the Mexican borders is increasing day by day which has led to complaints and claims of sexual harassment, abuse, strip searches and allegations of threats by the hands of the border police. There is no denying of the fact that people who do migrate to the States are at times treated inhumanely and kept in conditions that fall below the United Nations Charter of Human Rights. Not providing the immigrants with the basic humanitarian needs is another allegation that the United States Border Patrol is faced with.