Aliens who commit serious crimes must undoubtedly be deported. American citizens need neither endure the atrocities committed by alien terrorists nor continue to subsidize the unstoppable river of illegal aliens flowing across the borders. Today, over four million illegal aliens live in the United States; at least a quarter of a million more undocumented aliens enter this country each year,' contributing to the serious immigration problems suffered by the United States. Though the concerns raised by immigration policies have periodically surfaced during the last few decades, both legal immigrants and illegal aliens were largely ignored or tolerated during much of the 1970s and 1980s, partly because the United States had, at various times, a large and unmet labor demand.
Exiling the New Felons: The Consequences of the Retroactive Application of Aggravated Felony Convictions to Lawful Permanent Residents,
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