Immigration has occurred for decades and still continues to this day, it has been a highly talked subject even to this day and will possibly continue on. With everything going on many of immigrants are scared to be separated from their families or to be deported. Immigrants are often labeled as criminals just because they come to the United States illegally, but they don’t have a criminal record. Immigrants don’t come to the United States just because they feel like it, they come to the U.S. to get a better opportunity and a new chance in life.
Many immigrants come to the U.S. illegally to escape their terrifying past and live in a more safer environment for themselves and their families and to leave all the danger that there was back in their country in the past. Many of the immigrants that come to the United States are from Mexico, Central and South American Countries ( El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, etc), and Asia (Korea, China, Japan, etc.) (Samuel-becker). Every immigrant has a different reason for why they leave their country and come to the United States illegally.
Some of the various reasons that immigrants choose to come to the United states illegally can be because they want to live in freedom, practice their religion freely without being judged, to escape poverty or oppression, and to make better lives for themselves and their children (Arizaga). Many immigrants also come to the United States for better healthcare if they are suffering from a serious health problems that couldn’t be resolved back home or for better employment opportunities, to get a better pay than in their home country and with the better pay many immigrants can give their children a better life than the one they might of had (Nuñez). Others take the risk of crossing the border in order for their children to get better education opportunities so that in the future they can get a better job than what their parents have (Nuñez). For example, many immigrants work in the fields during the summer in really hot days that could eventually affect their health, others work in cellars or sheds cleaning the produce so that it can be ready for shipping.