American immigration laws strive to capture every aspect of the social phenomenon thereby ensuring that everyone interested in migrating to the United States does so but only after meeting the legal requirements. According to the laws, immigration is a systematic social procedure that should not cause any social problems. Legally, immigrants can seek such basic services as education, health care and jobs provided the laws permit them. This implies that such are ideal immigrations that should not cause any form of social upheaval or contribute to the social vices. The United States has a number of law enforcement agencies including the police departments and border patrol all of whom should oversee the immigration process thereby keeping the country safe and secure.
The United States has found itself in a precarious state and unable to regulate the immigration process effectively. The government does not have any definite number of immigrants entering country either legally or illegally. Such is a vital concern to the American people and points out to the nature of corruption in the country’s legal system. The legal institutions do not carry out effective surveillance of the borders thereby leaving them porous. Illegal immigration accounts for more than 70% of immigrants in the country (Haugen and Susan 71). Once in the country, the political leadership continues to portray greed and self-interests, both of which are forms of a corruption in the legal system, thereby failing to provide an effective legal solution to the menace.