In the past, immigrants would largely hide from authorities to avoid being caught in the country illegally. But now, many asylum-seekers seek out Border Patrol and law enforcement after entering the United States to have a better chance of staying in the country.
With the surge of millions of immigrants crossing the border, law enforcement officials have been too overwhelmed to arrest immigrants who are just looking for work, seeking to do it legally, and want to avoid violence in their home country. Instead, their resources go to those who commit violent crimes.
The current immigration system also offers the newcomers a safety net from the country and the lives they