Illegal immigration is a problem that affects all Americans. An illegal immigrant is defined as anyone who migrates to a country for a permanent residence without any form of identification. There are many problems which develop, including overpopulation, rising crime rates and unemployment. Therefore, the American government must control the flow of illegal immigrants into America in order to provide more opportunities for Americans.
Some people feel that illegal immigration should not be a major concern. They support this opinion by denying the major problems that result from the influx of illegal immigrants into our country. Statistics show that illegal immigrants significantly contribute to the increasing population of the United States. In order to reverse this trend and others, The American government has passed many different laws to stop this.
In 1862, Congress passed a law that restricted American vessels from bringing Chinese immigrants into the country, unless the Chinese were going to be used for labor purposes. This restricted American vessels to transport Chinese immigrants to the U.S. The Alien Contract Labor Laws of 1885, 1887, 1888, and 1891 went even further. They restricted immigrat... Continue Reading