Illegal immigrants go to illegal unlicensed medical clinics run by unlicensed quacks because they have no other alternative and because they are afraid of being deported. These people know that they won't be deported simply for seeking medical help thousands go for free medical help every day. Obviously, the thousands of immigrant females who give birth in our county hospitals do not seem to be worried about deportation after their free delivery.
The real reason many unsophisticated Hispanic immigrants don't go to "free" medical facilities is because they actually trust curanderos (type of witch doctors popular in Mexico) over licensed medical doctors. Ethnicity within the state is also becoming a major issue. The cultural implications of ethnic shifts must also be addressed. How will the state's educational system adapt to these shifts in enrollment? Will Hispanic and Asian children be immersed into English language training as was the case with the immigrants of the late 19th century?
Will the languages of the motherland be maintained and encouraged? To a considerable extent, the competitiveness of the Texas workforce of the 21st century will be determined by the language training emphasized in the schools. Cultural clashes experienced elsewhere, while not inevitable, may be on the horizon in Texas. These immigrants do not affect the politics so the agencies concerned may not pose a threat to their existence. The fact is that illegal aliens do not affect politics because they can't vote.
Just by being counted in the census, these give political power to special groups. Many immigrants fraudulently vote anyway and there is strong evidence that some key elections have been upset by illegal voters. Politicians represent the "people" even if those people are illegal aliens. Since the number of representatives in congress is fixed, any increase in population in California, for example, due to illegal immigration will require more representation for that group while taking away representation from people in other states. Immigrants come to U.
S. for jobs to support their families back in their homeland, and many do so as well. But record numbers of those wives and kids are sneaking over the border to join their breadwinner in the U. S. However, most alarming, is the record numbers of dead-beat dads that find an easy escape from their responsibilities in their homeland and in fact abandon their families. There is also strong empirical evidence that even illegal aliens who had good jobs in their homeland still want to be in the U. S. as US is known as the soil of opportunity.
There is no end to the tense issue of illegal immigration; these would continue to prevail at all costs unless there are near-term reductions in immigration and fertility. The question that arises is the mechanism to coop with the negative impact of this issue. Although Congress sets immigration policy, states can adopt policies that reduce the incentives for illegal immigration. Many states have implemented fraud-proof state identification systems, including driver's licenses and identification cards that require applicants to provide proof of citizenship or legal residence.
States can assist the federal government in reducing job opportunities for unauthorized workers by increasing enforcement of state wage, labor, work place safety and health laws, particularly in industries known for exploiting illegal immigrants. State legislatures also can prohibit the delivery of taxpayer-funded public assistance, non-emergency medical, employment and job-training services to illegal residents.
To make the ban on services effective, state agencies that administer these programs can be required to screen out illegal alien applicants through the use of INS' Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program. State government officials should also work closely with the INS to help identify and locate illegal residents. One of the most important contributions state policymakers can make is to encourage a public consensus (especially among employers) that only legal immigrants are welcome.
By translating that consensus into action and denying illegal workers from abroad the jobs that they are seeking, the attraction of illegal entry would be significantly diminished, and the work of the Border Patrol would be easier. State organizations also can contribute by encouraging the Texas delegation to Congress to enact legislation reducing levels of legal immigration. When referring to the border control scenario the effect of border enforcement on crime can be in two directions.
Conditional on the amount of illegal immigration, higher enforcement can deter crime by increasing the probability of crime detection and apprehension of criminals. If enforcement has rerouted migrants out into the wild and away from residential areas as the evidence suggests, then this strategy might also have lowered property crime rates . However, enforcement can also lead to an increase in crime if it leads to more smuggling and smugglers commit other crimes which can be classified as particularly violent crimes.
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