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  Illegal immigration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Illegal immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently, in violation of the law or without documents permitting an immigrant to settle in that country.
Roughly 60% of the illegal alien population are undocumented aliens and 40 percent are nonimmigrant overstayers.
Since immigrants without proper legal status have limited use of their identity cards or other official identification documents, they may have reduced or even no access to public health systems, proper housing, education and banks, which may result in the creation or expansion of an illegal underground economy to provide these services.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Illegal_immigrant   (2023 words)

 Illegal Immigrants' Cost to Government Studied (washingtonpost.com)
A report that found that illegal immigrants in the United States cost the federal government more than $10 billion a year -- a sum it estimated would almost triple if they were given amnesty -- has drawn criticism from immigration advocacy groups.
The report estimates that granting legal status to illegal immigrants would dramatically increase their cost, causing the net fiscal deficit to rise to nearly $29 billion because, the author argues, unskilled immigrants would have access to more government services while continuing to make modest tax payments.
"The costs of the children of immigrants are accounted for [in the report], but not their contributions to the economy as workers and taxpayers," he said in a written statement, adding that the report's conclusions were not helpful to the debate on immigration reform.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A33783-2004Aug25.html   (632 words)

 Reconsidering Immigrant Entrepreneurship -- Illegal Immigrants
While it is not possible to definitively distinguish legal immigrants from illegal aliens in the CPS, it is possible to look at immigrants who, because of their demographic characteristics, are unlikely to be in the country illegally.
For example, 1970s immigrants between the ages of 45 and 54 have a self-employment rate of 13.1, almost exactly the same as the 13.3 percent for natives of the same age found in Table 3.
Thus, it is probably more accurate to view illegal immigration as a direct consequence of large-scale legal immigration and not as a separate phenomenon that should be dealt with independently.
www.cis.org /articles/1999/selfemployment/illegalimmigrants.html   (616 words)

 Why Separate Legal, Illegal Immigrants?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Like the proposal to ban illegal immigrant children from attending public schools, originally a provision of Proposition 187 and now included in immigration legislation pending in Congress, the CLEAR initiative assumes a sharp distinction between illegal and legal immigrants that simply does not exist.
For, at this point, we would collide with the false assumption that illegals are a distinct and separate population existing apart from legal immigrants and from the rest of American society.
More than two decades of research has revealed that illegal immigrants come to America for the same reasons and by means of the same network of friends and families as legal immigrants.
www.brook.edu /views/op-ed/Skerry/19960804.htm   (1182 words)

 I-9 Enforcement -- INS Looks the Other Way on Illegal Immigrant Labor
In a booming economy running short of labor, hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants are increasingly tolerated in the nation's workplaces.
Half of their 2,800 employees are illegal immigrants, mainly Hispanics, according to Unite, the union that has organized most of them in recent months.
The immigrants, mostly from Mexico, hoped that Gloria de la Torre, the 36-year-old manager -- herself an illegal immigrant until three years ago, she says -- will favor them with one of the jobs that go out by the thousands each day from 100 agencies like Ron's in Hispanic neighborhoods.
are.berkeley.edu /APMP/pubs/i9news/noraids3900.html   (1852 words)

 Winston-Salem Journal | Illegal immigrants surge to U.S.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The nation's population of illegal immigrants surged to 10.3 million last year, driven largely since 2000 by the arrivals of unauthorized Mexicans in the United States, a report released yesterday says.
The estimate was derived by subtracting the number of illegal immigrants who leave the United States, die or acquire legal status from the number of new illegal immigrants that arrive each year.
Assuming that the flow of illegal immigrants into the country hasn't abated since March 2004, the population of "undocumented" immigrants is probably near 11 million now.
www.journalnow.com /servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ/MGArticle/WSJ_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031781717951&path=!localnews&s=1037645509099   (1000 words)

 Center for Immigration Studies
At the peak of the Great Wave of immigration in 1910, the number of immigrants living in the U.S. was less than half of what it is today, though the percentage of the population was slightly higher.
The annual arrival of 1.5 million legal and illegal immigrants, coupled with 750,000 annual births to immigrant women, is the determinate factor— or three-fourths— of all U.S. population growth.
Immigrants from the Middle East: A Profile of the Foreign-Born Population from Pakistan to Morocco
www.cis.org /topics/currentnumbers.html   (464 words)

 Immigration (Chap 12, Issues)
The United States began as a nation of immigrants, and from the early seventeenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries a steady stream of new citizens came to these shores from countries around the world.
But illegal immigration has further extended the delay, as the steady stream of invading peoples makes a mockery of American law and immigration policies and places law-abiding citizens and thousands of legal aliens at a disadvantage.
Illegal immigration must be halted at all costs: any nation that cannot define and defend its borders is hardly a nation at all.
www.leaderu.com /issues/fabric/chap12.html   (1683 words)

 Dutch illegal immigrants have poor health care -- Sheldon 322 (7281): 258 -- BMJ
The health of illegal immigrants in the Netherlands is endangered by their dependence on access to a relatively small network of doctors who do not object to their illegal status but are often overworked, according to a survey by Nivel (the Netherlands Institute of Health Services Research).
Nivel was commissioned by the health ministry to investigate access to care after a 1998 law excluded illegal immigrants from national health insurance cover.
Illegal immigrants’ care was also complicated by language problems and sometimes by complex medical conditions such as infectious tropical diseases.
bmj.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/322/7281/258/d   (421 words)

 Boston.com / News / Nation / Number of illegal immigrants on the rise, study finds
Critics of illegal immigration said there is little political will to stop the trend, despite the lessons of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks, because businesses benefit from the supply of cheap labor.
Mexicans by far remain the largest group of undocumented immigrants at 5.9 million, or about 57 percent of the March 2004 estimate.
Immigrants who are forced to wait years to legally bring over family members have a strong incentive to look instead to smugglers.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2005/03/22/number_of_illegal_immigrants_on_the_rise_study_finds   (659 words)

 IllegalAliens.US-Home (Undocumented immigrants is politically correct nonsense!)
Thus, the term illegal alien, being broader in scope, is the accurate term to use.
Immigrants, by definition, are legal and illegal aliens, by definition, are illegal.
Actually the description should be "subsidized illegal aliens" because it is the American taxpayer who has to pay for their education, health care, and infrastructure while the illegal employer unfairly has lower costs than his law-abiding competitors.
www.illegalaliens.us   (1132 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Spain to legalise illegal immigrants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Spain has launched a major drive to grant legal status to an estimated half million illegal immigrants already working in the country, but critics say the most vulnerable will not benefit from the scheme.
Immigrants must provide proof of their registration with a local council from before 8 August 2004, proof they have no criminal record and a work contract of six months.
Thousands of immigrants have been lining up outside consular offices since the start of the year, some of them queuing round the clock, to obtain the necessary papers to enroll for the scheme.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/5B5759F3-D7DB-4FC6-9CD3-900D377BD4CF.htm   (672 words)

 Federal policy failing to stop illegal immigrants North County Times - North San Diego and Southwest Riverside County ...
After entering the country illegally in 1981, she and her six children were among the 2.7 million immigrants who became lawful residents under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
The increase in immigrants from non-European countries and the increase of illegal immigrants from Mexico contributed to a perception in the 1970s and early 1980s that the country had "lost control of its borders," experts say.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service report on illegal immigration indicates that the number of illegal immigrants entering the country rose from 749,000 in 1990 to 968,000 in 1999, while the number of immigrants who returned or were deported about doubled from 224,000 to 456,000 during the same period.
nctimes.com /articles/2004/03/14/news/top_stories/3_13_0418_52_47.txt   (2061 words)

 Illegal immigrants termed illegal aliens.
An illegal immigrant (termed illegal alien by many) is a term used to describe somebody who enters a country and takes up residence there without proper legal status.
People who are persecuted in their original country and then enter a country seeking safety are often said to be refugees or "seeking asylum".
Immigrants without proper legal status have limited use of their identity cards or other official identification documents, they may have reduced or even no access to public health systems, proper housing, education and banks.
www.visa2003.com /world-immigration/illegal-immigration.htm   (498 words)

 Benefits for Illegal Immigrants Targeted (washingtonpost.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The bill would not prevent illegal immigrants from receiving emergency medical care or disaster relief, but it would deny them regular coverage under Medicaid, the state-federal medical program for the poor and disabled.
Opponents, including some lawmakers and advocates for immigrants, said that the bill is needlessly harsh and would place an undue burden on residents who would have difficulty gathering documents to prove that they are in the country lawfully.
Immigrant advocacy groups said the bills that passed the House are part of a disturbing trend.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A9516-2005Feb8.html   (568 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > State -- Schwarzenegger vetoes license bill for illegal immigrants
SACRAMENTO – A fourth attempt to let illegal immigrants apply for driver's licenses failed Wednesday as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made good on a vow to veto legislation that would have allowed up to 2 million immigrants to drive legally.
Neighboring states allow illegal immigrants to obtain licenses, but supporters said the proposed bill would have been the strictest in the nation.
California allowed its large illegal immigrant population to apply for driver's licenses for decades before 1994.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/state/20040922-1918-ca-licenselaw.html   (764 words)

 Debates: Jacoby v. Krikorian on Immigrants and the War on National Review Online
Dealing with illegal immigrants should be a top priority of the war on terror.
Of course, "dealing with illegal immigrants should be a top priority in the war on terror." That's a no-brainer.
Our 2002 report on the immigration histories of the (then-) 48 foreign-born, radical Muslim terrorists who committed crimes in the U.S. since 1993, one-quarter were illegal aliens when they committed their crimes and close to half of the total had documented violations of the immigration law at one point or another.
www.nationalreview.com /debates/debates021203.asp   (1239 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Mexico -- INS jumps estimate of illegal immigrants
The INS still hasn't released its new figures to Congress or the public, but the numbers indicate that the permanent illegal immigrant population in the United States is growing at a rate of 350,000 a year rather than the 275,000 the INS previously thought.
Georgia's undocumented population increased from 34,000 in 1990 to 228,000 in 2000.
Almost 2 million people living in the country illegally during the 1990s were granted green cards under the normal procedures, except that a controversial law was needed to allow them to pick up their green cards here in the United States even though they had been living in the country illegally.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/mexico/20030131-9999_1n31immig.html   (870 words)

 NR Comment on NRO
She quoted a member of the organizing group as stating the facts, well known locally, that the 1,500 Mexicans in Farmingville were all illegals, and that they live in grossly overcrowded conditions and pay no taxes.
The other point of view — by which I suppose I mean the point of view that believes illegal immigrants have every right in the world to live here, violate housing ordinances and evade taxes — was put to the Times by a local pastor, the Rev. Allan B. Ramirez (uh-huh).
A counter-rally — that is, in support of the illegal immigrants — has been organized by Paul Tonna, presiding officer of the Suffolk County legislature.
www.nationalreview.com /nr_comment/nr_comment101700a.shtml   (836 words)

 Illegal Immigrants
Immigrants come to America because they know they will be fed, they will have shelter, and they will be able to support their children.
A schoolteacher's college education and professional career cannot even support a family and at the same time illegal aliens are living in luxury because all they have to do is walk to a mailbox every week to pick up a welfare check (which could very well be more than a teacher's salary).
These immigrants are coming to exploit America's freedoms and it's happening because the United States cares more about protecting the constitutional rights of a few illegal aliens rather than cracking down on Border Patrol and INS policies.
www.geocities.com /whitepridemovement/immigrants.html   (399 words)

 USATODAY.com - Kansas passes tuition bill aiding illegal immigrants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The proposal extends in-state tuition — which is much lower than tuition for nonresidents — to illegal immigrants who have attended a Kansas high school at least three years and graduated or who earned a general educational development certificate in Kansas.
To receive the lower tuition, an immigrant would have to be actively seeking legal immigration status or plan to do so when eligible.
Proponents contended that many of the immigrants who will benefit have lived and attended schools in Kansas for years and intend to remain in the state.
www.usatoday.com /news/education/2004-05-05-immigrant-tuition_x.htm   (319 words)

 New Haven Register - News - 10/16/2005 - Illegal immigrants living in a cash society become easy prey
Illegal immigrants, unaware that there are no legal barriers to opening bank accounts, traditionally stash wages in their homes or end up carrying large amounts of cash, leaving them vulnerable to street crimes and break-ins.
Across the country, illegal immigrants are estimated at 11 million, mainly Latinos from Central and South America, with some 39,000 in Connecticut.
She said the situation is made more difficult by the fact that a lot of recent immigrants are country people with little sophistication about these issues.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=15395945&BRD=1281&PAG=461&dept_id=517515&rfi=6   (1139 words)

 14 Illegal Immigrants Die in Desert
WELLTON, Ariz. –– Fourteen illegal immigrants have died and at least three others were missing Thursday, five days after smugglers abandoned them in the blistering heat of the Arizona desert, the Border Patrol said.
In August 1997, eight Mexican illegal immigrants drowned after being swept away by a 15-foot high wall of water in a normally dry wash a few yards inside Arizona.
In June 1996, five illegal immigrants from Mexico died of exposure in the desert 30 miles south of Casa Grande.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/aponline/20010524/aponline090219_000.htm   (538 words)

 CBC News: U.S. to kick out illegal immigrants faster
WASHINGTON - Illegal immigrants who cross the Canadian or Mexican borders into the United States will be deported more quickly and without the chance to appeal to an immigration judge under a new American policy announced this week.
Up to now, border agents who found illegal immigrants had to hand them over to the immigration court system, where they could wait for more than a year for a hearing before being deported.
The change is expected to affect illegal immigrants, mostly from Central American countries, who cross into the United States from Mexico, often travelling through remote desert areas in an attempt to sneak by border patrols.
cbc.ca /story/world/national/2004/08/11/illegal_immigrants040811.html   (375 words)

 LexisNexis - US Politics and World News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The thought of denying illegal immigrants access to schools and emergency health care didn't sit well with most of the religious leaders gathered Thursday at a Gwinnett church.
Immigrants' van crashes; 1 killed The 17-year-old driver of a minivan filled with illegal immigrants fell asleep at the wheel, causing a rollover accident in Utah that killed at least one passenger, a...
Illegals, benefits Your recent editorial headlined "Illegals gain another legal benefit" (The Capital, Sept. 14) was wide of the mark.
www6.lexisnexis.com /publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayCiteList&orgId=574&topicId=25131   (1064 words)

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