Crime Among the Immigrant Teenage Population

             The criminal population of immigrants and illegal aliens is on the rise. Not only has crime escalated within the years, but the number of immigrants in itself has gone through the roof. Most of the immigrants in our country today are illegal aliens. From the time you woke this morning to the time you go to sleep tonight, 10,000 illegal aliens will have flooded into the United States from and through Mexico. Tomorrow, the same will happen. In the past 7 years, the estimated number of illegal aliens residing in the U.S. has grown from 5 million to between 9 and 11 million. There are currently as many as 115,000 illegal immigrants from Middle Eastern countries living in the United States. In addition, there are over 400,000 illegal immigrants who continue to live in the U.S. despite having received orders from judges to be deported. Largely unknown to most Americans is the large percentage of the nation's incarcerated criminal population representing the failure of those agencies responsible to protect this nation against the dangers posed by illegal aliens. (American Policy Center). A majority of teenage crime among immigrants is due to the alarming increase of poverty, lack of education, no sense of identity, and the fact that most of them are not in school and do not have jobs.
             An excessive amount of immigrant families are currently living in poverty and are poorly educated, if educated at all. Poverty is a situation in which a person's family income falls at or less than the official federal poverty threshold. In defense of the recent immigrants, they are not completely at fault for their poverty because of the changes within the economy. It is important to keep in mind that the challenges of the new economy have hit immigrants especially hard because of their comparatively low educational attainments and maternal labor force participation. Poverty increased among children of immig...

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