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The Dangerous Risks of Illegal Immigration

illegal-immigration-niren-associatesFor many people around the world, illegal immigration seems to promise a relief from the miseries that they face. Some take this route for economic reasons and others for political motives. Either way, the path of illegal immigration is fraught with dangers that should be considered before someone decides to break the law of their new home by entering it illegally.

Reasons For Illegal Immigration

Although the condoning of illegal immigration is certainly discouraged, the reasons one may pursue or end up in such an instance may not be subject to such a cut and dry assessment. Consulting an immigration specialist such as Niren and Associates may better aid one that may have found themselves in such a predicament.

There are usually two sides to every story and illegal immigration can take on many forms, such as:

Human Traffickers

Some call them smugglers. Along the US-Mexico border, they are known as coyotes. Whatever name they give to their profession, these individuals pose as saviors to those who are in need of transport but they are really cold-blooded about financial matters. They often figure as greater dangers than those from which they promise to save their customers as they maneuver wilderness or urban jungle. Coyotes have been known to rob, rape and even kill their charges. All this occurs after they get their money, of course.

Drug Cartels

The same borders that people cross illegally also serve as conduits for illegal drugs. It is not a good idea to walk the same grounds as these criminals. If they perceive that an immigrant is in the way or has seen too much, they have been known to kill. Unfortunately some illegal immigrants have purchased their passage carrying illegal drugs. They do not always survive the encounter with their receivers at the other end.

Other Illegal Immigrants

The routes that people use to cross into countries are necessarily abandoned or unwatched. In these areas, other immigrants or the local residents may become aware of the lawlessness. They may take advantage of this and inflict grave harm on immigrants as they pass, even killing them for sport.

The Wilderness

Travelling through abandoned areas has other dangers as well. If the passage goes through a wilderness area, there will likely be wild animals that have even less respect for human life than some of the human predators out there. Furthermore, many of the people who resort to illegal immigration do so without having any survival skills for the wilderness. If predators do not get them, starvation or dehydration might do so.

Punishment For Illegal Immigrants

Border patrol agents catch thousands of illegal immigrants every year. In the United States, this usually means a quick turnaround and a trip back over the border the first time. Illegal re-entry, in the same country, will either result in another deportation or jail time. Deportation may be preceded by jail time anyway if there are not enough people from the immigrant’s country to make a trip financially worthwhile.

The possible consequences of illegal immigration should stop a person or family in their tracks.  There are many legal options available to foreigners, and with the help of an experienced immigration lawyer from Niren and Associates, those looking for a brighter future will have a safer and easier trip across the border.

Published on: November 10th, 2012Published by: Sam Moser

Federal Court of Appeal Rules Illegal Immigrant Has No Right to Free Health Care

Illegal immigrant can’t get health care because she didn’t pay application fees

A Grenadian woman who came to Canada in 1999 and remained in Toronto after her visitor visa expired has been denied free health care by the Federal Court of Appeal, according to an article in the Globe and Mail.

As the woman’s health began to decline, by 2006 she was seriously ill – and the hospital and doctor’s bills kept adding up. She applied for free health care, but was denied. Just recently, the Federal Court of Appeal denied her second appeal of the decision – also acknowledging that the woman being left untreated could result in her death.

While the Federal Court of Appeal has ruled that illegal immigrants have no right to free health care, the woman had applied for a temporary residence permit that would qualify her for free health care. This free health care is meant to assist people who immigrate to Canada legally, however, she didn’t pay the fees associated with the application and therefore her application was not processed.

Woman could still get free health care if immigration application approved

Immigrants that are waiting for their applications to be processed can qualify for free health care if they apply for it, but by not paying her fees the woman was not considered to be currently being “handled” by Canada’s immigration system. A different court suggested the government waive the fees on her initial application, which could result in the application being accepted eventually and grant her free health care.

This case proves why paying your application fees and submitting your immigration applications with all of the required paperwork is extremely important.

Published on: July 14th, 2011Published by: sboc

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