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How do people illegally immigrate into the US?

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April 05, 2011 5:07PM

Many people from Central America sneak through holes in fences on the Border of Mexico and the US. And in many places there is no fence or border patrol members to protect us.

However, something that is often ignored is the fact that most illegal immigrants come to the United States legally; they apply for a visa to visit the United States or sometimes even apply for a worker's visa. However, the difference between an illegal immigrant and a legal one is that the illegal immigrants often do not leave the United States once their visa expires- they continue to live in the United States, but as an illegal resident.