Imagine living in a country that is full of legal citizens and illegal citizens. These "illegal citizens" are being paid to do the same job as you, are living in the same neighborhood as you, and are not having to pay taxes because they aren't registered in the country. People don't understand that these illegal immigrants are taking advantage of the United States economy and corrupting the government. They are taking away jobs from US citizens and leaving them on the streets. Over the years, the immigration rate has increased; giving the US a wake-up call telling them to do something about this issue. The US has yet to make a move. Illegal-Immigration Laws are shown, currently, to be ineffective because immigration rates have drastically increased, United States citizens feel threatened by the immigrants, and the immigrants are ruining the United States' economy.
The so called "immigration laws" are seen as ineffective because immigration rates have drastically increased over the years. Illegal immigration is overwhelmingly upward, from a poorer to a richer country, and one measurable factor is the 'push-pull' incentive – the quality of life in the host country against the home country. Illegal immigrants are leaving their homes with expectation to come to the US to make money, then return home. Others believe that the US offers a better lifestyle than what they have and are willing to drop everything and leave. Illegal immigrants come to the US to have children, and once they are declared a citizen, move to the US to care for their child. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he has "deep concerns with the proposed path to citizenship" in the legislation. "To allow those who came here illegally to be placed on such a path is both inconsistent with rule of law and profoundly unfair to the millions of legal immigrants who waited years, if not decades, to come to America legally," he said in a statement (Illegal Immigration).