Illegal immigration is a growing problem in USA. Historically USA has acted as the ‘melting pot' for several ethnical, national, cultural groups. The nation has seen several waves of immigration at different points of time. For example during the word war period there was huge number of European refugees. Now! It doesn't imply that all the refugees were political asylum seekers. Immigration can be the result of several factors or a combination of more than one factor.
There has been a general notion that immigrants are financially and educationally backward. This trend is slowly changing. This has been revealed in a study done by Elizabeth Chacko and Marie Price (Department of Geography at Columbian College).
US Department of Homeland Security has identified some common pattern in immigration law violations:
Federation for America Immigration Reform (F.A.I.R) in one of their estimates cites the example of New Jersey. It was in an attempt to show how illegal immigration is costing the legitimate tax payers. The study concentrated on three area of expenditure- education, healthcare and incarceration. It costs New Jersey coffers about $ 2.1 billion dollars in the aforesaid fields alone. A previous study by Urban Institute in 1994 has been used as base for the study of F.A.I.R.
The Bush administration advocated for increase in income tax payment by giving illegal workers legal status, permanent residence. Federal government has created many ways taking which the state governments can reduce their fiscal burden. However, New Jersey is still far away from implementing those measures to the fullest.
A student, possessing F-1 visa, working full time also has the risk of getting charged for illegal immigration work. It is important that a student works in his campus, part time and in a particular season. In case a New Jerseyite sheltering an illegal immigrant or employ illegal immigrants in office, it is better to consult a New Jersey Employment Lawyer.