Illegal Immigration in the United States: Implications for Rule of Law and National Security
Air War College Maxwell AFB United States
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The federal governments failure to strictly enforce immigration laws presents national security vulnerabilities and is subversive to the rule of law. Without the rule of law, serious social tensions will occur that impel states and localities to fill the void left by the lack of immigration enforcement. In the worst case, citizens themselves will consider taking the law into their own hands when rule of law is not consistently and uniformly applied by a sovereign nation.