An illegal immigrant or an alien can bee conceptualized as that individual who enters and stays in a foreign country illegally.Illegally here means that the person or immigrant fails to adhere to the laid down rules that apply to visitors entering the country.America needs a leader who will stand up for the rights of undocumented immigrants, while challenging those who question their contributions to the United States.
Their crime of breaking immigration rules is forgiven (Rumbold 3).
It also means that they will no longer be prosecuted for working with forged documents or driving with fake licenses (Rumbold 4).
They may also compromise the immigration officials by bribing them.
The United States of America is one of the countries in the world with a large number of illegal immigrants.
There are many reasons why people immigrate illegally to other countries.
This includes economic needs, social needs and in some cases the need to commit a crime.The GDP of the country will rise by about 1.5 trillion dollars if this were to happen (Riley 5).This is given that the illegal immigrants will now be able to participate fully in the economy.Studies have indicated that, if America was to grant the more than 12 million undocumented workers a legal status, the economy will benefit.More jobs for the native American will be created, as well as improved wages for the same (Ellsworth 5: Riley 5).Several strategies are used by the illegal immigrants to gain access into the foreign country.They may enter legally using a visitor’s visa, then overstay, or they may use illegal routes that circumvent customs.Successive governments have made efforts to deal with menace.Some of the strategies used are to grant amnesty to the illegal immigrants, a move that has attracted a lot of controversy especially from conservative members of the society.After an in-depth and thorough analysis of undocumented immigration into the United States, conclusions can be made that the United States is in dire need of comprehensive immigration reform.As stated in the White House Report on immigration, it is evident that both documented and undocumented workers and immigrants contribute to all walks of life, especially in the labor force.