Effects of Immigration in the Corrections System
The concerns about crime in the United States have been heightened by the increasing criminal activity among the immigrants. In the past and even in the present times the foreign-born are required to pass a strict criteria including policy screening for criminal history before they are allowed in the country. In addition the non citizens are assigned extra penalties in case they get involved in crime (Chen, 2007). This has ensured the foreign-born are less likely to get involved in crime compared to the U.S- born.