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Illegal Immigration of Latinos to the United States

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  • Hamza Farah (Iowa State University)

Abstract

This presentation will examine the immigration of Latin Americans to the United States including current U.S. immigration policies and procedures, and how it affects the rate of illegal immigration. Increased illegal immigration is straining U.S. resources and citizens, along with individuals in the immigration process. Stories of illegal immigrants’ journeys and their search for work in the United States will help show the hardship Latinos go through to have a better life. Events such as the Swift raids in Postville, Iowa, and the deportation of hundreds are examples of the demand for improved immigration policies. Immigration issues have been a rising problem for decades, and policy reform is urgently needed in the United States.

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05 Mar 2009
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