This tragedy is proof that America is in desperate need of serious immigration reform. Contrary to popular belief, it is incredibly difficult to enter this country. Modern laws make it nearly impossible for desperate persons fleeing violence, persecution, or starvation to migrate. Our ancestors, fleeing for the same reasons, were able to do so because there were few restrictions in place. That changed in the early twentieth century and has continued to become increasingly difficult with each passing decade. The dangerous risks that individuals take to come here reflect the intolerable living conditions individuals are escaping. Our broken system has led to tragedies such as this one in the past, and it is a situation that is only worsening in recent years.