For years now, most people in the United States and basically everyone in Southern California has understood the problems associated with illegal immigration. This issue has been the driving force for seemingly unlimited political rhetoric, no matter how incendiary it has been at certain times. It has also been the topic of seemingly endless political campaigns only to be all but dropped once people were elected and they took office. All of that bluster has not stopped people from learning as much about this issue as possible, though, and that learning is coming to light now that the federal government is attempting to reform the immigration system as it exists today.
The facts contained in one such study that was released recently may have been relatively well known by people who already work in government, but they’re something that most outside of that world are likely not aware of and they’re something that everyone should know. These facts were laid out in a study that was performed by the Human Rights Watch, a public interest group that tracks the actions of governments around the world and publicizes what it feels are abuses that take place at the hands of these governments.