United States immigration policies have been scrutinized in the media in the lead up to the 2016 presidential elections. Most of the discussions have revolved around the action or inaction of the federal government when it comes to deporting people who come into the United States unlawfully. In a 2013 report, Human Rights Watch cited the federal crimes of illegal entry and illegal re-entry as the most federally prosecuted crimes. Many people who try to enter the United States do so to be re-united with family members or in order to escape bad conditions in their home country. Therefore, even after facing deportation and being removed from the country, many people take a risk to return unlawfully, and this could lead to being criminally prosecuted.