Illegal immigration is the migration of people across national borders in a way that violates the immigration laws of the destination country. Immigration, including illegal immigration, is overwhelmingly upward, from a poorer to a richer country. However, it is also noted that illegal immigrants tend not to be the poorest within the populations they emigrate from. Some countries have millions of illegal immigrants.
When potential immigrants believe that the chances/benefits of successfully migrating are greater than the risks/costs, illegal immigration becomes an option. The benefits taken into account include not only expected improvements in income and living conditions, but also expectations in relation to potential future residential permits, where illegal immigrants are given a path to naturalization or citizenship. The costs may include restrictions on living as an illegal immigrant in the destination country, leaving family and ways of life behind, the experience of visible or verbal disdain by native-born residents in the host country, and the probability of being detained and resulting sanctions.

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  1. T

    Am I correct that "illuminated" rifle scopes are illegal for big game hunting in Oregon?

    Was thinking that I'd pick up a 4 x 12 rifle scope with an illuminated "cross hair red dot" but think I read a reference that "illuminated" scopes were illegal. Can anyone confirm this? Thanks.
  2. RicInOR

    National  A New Lawsuit Argues That Customizable Rifles Are Illegal

    Relying on the Same Illogic That Trump Used to Ban Bump Stocks, a New Lawsuit Argues That Customizable Rifles Are Illegal
  3. DB is Here

    National  SCOTUS rules in favor of Illegal Immigrants in possession of Firearm

    US Supreme Court rules in favor of illegal immigrant in possession of firearm
  4. DB is Here

    International  New Zealand's Plan To Buy Back Illegal Firearms Angers Gun Advocates

    New Zealand's Plan To Buy Back Illegal Firearms Angers Gun Advocates
  5. Mikej

    Other State  Hollow point are illegal in some states......

    Bet a lot of lives are saved, huh? Those ball rounds will go straight through the bad guys. Oh wait? Can you even get a conceled permit in NJ? Man arrested outside New Jersey elementary school with gun, 130 rounds of ammo, authorities say
  6. O

    National  glock auto conversion kits

    looks like they have been shipping in from china. ATF made or it was given willingly the names from paypal. Illegal machine gun conversion devices smuggled into US - CNN I hope you didn't indulge.
  7. M

    Washington  I had thought smooth bore rimfire rifles were illegal?

    A friend had said they were offered a smoothbore .22LR, but turned it down believing that it was illegal; Now tonight I did some searching and see that Remington offers the 572 BDL Smoothbore, so I am more confused. I am just wondering, I like my bolt guns RIFLED, but curiosity is a habit I have...
  8. E

    What do I do with my glock and ar-15 mags? can I keep my ar-15?

    This seems like a stupid question but I recently heard about these new high capacity mag laws for Washington. I used to live in Washington state, I moved to boardman, Oregon a few years back and they said I could keep my concealed carry permit. I bought like 10, 30 round pmags for my AR-15, some...
  9. joken

    Airsoft guns illegal to shoot in Seattle

    Seattle police arrest man who says he was shooting rats at homeless camp
  10. O

    Washington  Illegal killed Deputy with gun

    So the illegal is dead but how did he get the gun? we know since hes an illegal they wont go after whoever did. but had he been a citizen you know they would go after everyone.
  11. RicInOR

    National  U.S. v. Torres 9th Circuit - Illegal Aliens Cannot Possess Firearms

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Federal Ban on Gun Ownership by Illegal Aliens Other circuit courts have reached the same result, though not all have used the same reasoning. Eugene Volokh| The decision is U.S. v. Torres (handed down yesterday). The court doesn't decide whether "the people" in the...
  12. N

    National  Anti-gun Senate candidates lost; NRA sues NY state over making Carry Guard insurance illegal

    2 Breitbart articles: Republicans Make Senate Gains as America Rejects Gun Control Again NRA Suit Against New York Can Proceed on First Amendment Grounds
  13. Joe Link

    International  Illegal guns sourced in Canada surge compared to those smuggled from U.S.

    Illegal guns sourced in Canada surge compared to those smuggled from U.S. - Surrey Now-Leader
  14. B

    Illegal Weapons

    London Police posted this photo of dangerous weapons confiscated in a house to house search in London. This year London's murder rate is only one behind New York, another Gun Free utopia.
  15. Tully Mars

    Another illegal Alien has crossed into the US

    causing property damage and disrupting the lives of citizens.. the eye of this thing was pretty much centered over the place here this am. LOTS of rain and winds with flood warnings and tornado watches
  16. trikerdon

    WA. State will buy back bump stocks before they become illegal

    OLYMPIA — Soon it will be illegal to own a bump stock in Washington. But before it does, owners will be able to get $150 for each one they turn into the state. The Washington State Patrol is designing a buyback program to be launched in late September and potentially operate through the end of...
  17. awshoot

    Other State  WI Ct. of Appeals: Armslist can be sued for illegal gun purchase

    This is disturbing: Wisconsin court allows lawsuit against gun sale website to proceed Most probably knows that Armslist is one of the few places left where people can post classified ads. An intermediate level appeals court in Wisconsin has ruled that Armslist can be sued for negligently...
  18. L84Cabo

    Memo To Gun Ban Movement - Infringement is Illegal!

    This is one of the best articles I've seen so far on this whole mess. By Alan Korwin
  19. Chee-to

    National  Broward County Teachers Caught Indoctrinating Students, Planning Illegal March

    Broward County Teachers Caught Indoctrinating Students, Planning Illegal March The kid march on DC was all orchestrated and controlled from beginning to end. :eek::eek::eek:
  20. BigStick

    Legal Self Defense with Illegal Gun?

    Hypothetically, let's say this new "assault weapon" ban passes in OR. If someone were to not register their concealed carry pistol that holds more than 10 rounds, and then used it in what would otherwise be considered legal self defense, does the legal status of the weapon have any impact on...
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