This increase in shipping was not strictly due to legal business picking up; rather, a large component of the increase can be attributed to illegal activities from opportunistic criminals, making of the freight industry the means of distribution for those criminals as they capitalize on their illegal economy using “legal” means. The ways that the criminals are using the freight industry makes it very difficult for law enforcement to combat these operations. The United States Border Patrol officers, along with customs control officers, have massive enforcement duties along extensive international borders, the magnitude of which manifests in many weak spots along those borders, thus, making it very easy for criminals and the criminal organizations to weasel around border enforcement in the completion of their dirty work. On a regular, daily basis, people will find different countries, regardless of their compassion or hatred towards one another, working together to sell, trade, and prosper in many illegal activities. Besides the everyday, mainstream news that tells one about the illegal drugs that come through the country, people of all nationalities and orientations are being kidnapped, collected, bartered, traded, and sold into a modern day slave trade.
Corruption is also a significant risk for foreign companies in Mexico and it leads to investment losses from other countries which reduces national income and development of the private sector. Mexican cartel leaders are known for bribing high level politicians along with Mexican and American banks, which makes it more difficult in winning the drug war for the government. Winning the drug war against the cartels would mean an end to a higher annual percentage growth rate of GDP and a large number of employments. The Harvard paper states that if the Mexican government fought the drug cartels the economic losses would be 12.3% of the total Mexican GDP
Parker’s article is opposite of Rodriguez’s. She believes illegal immigrants have no right to complain or demonstrate for their rights. In this article, Parker uses a few more facts than Rodriguez but it still appears to be based mostly on her personal opinion. Parker states that “the recent pro-immigration demonstrations around the country have been a major turnoff.” Demonstrations made in Spanish are not convincing to her. Furthermore, Parker believes that the claims made by the demonstrators are “bogus claims draped in the garb of the civil-rights movement”.
Nowadays, many people in the United States spend too much time discussing the balance between security and liberty. They criticize the government and condemn the security measures. However, they don't want to admit that many terrorist attacks were prevented by wiretapping, monitoring the internet, and so on. Professor Levinson states that it is “spying”. I would call it “a desire to defend the people, to protect their lives and health from the terrorist
Those who are not in favor believe that the laws have led to an increase in unnecessary violence and wrongful deaths, along with causing other issues in the country. The Stand Your Ground laws have caused more harm than good. The laws have led to an increase in homicides in Stand Your Ground states, an increase in racial issues throughout the United States, and the broadness of the laws allow people to use them even in circumstances where there is not a threat of imminent danger. Many people in the United States believe that the Stand Your Ground laws are beneficially in the
Dealing drugs is one of the uncongenial ways to make money to take care of the family. Sometimes people must do what they must do. Yes, this does have implications for sociologists. The reason considers the impact that certain products like crack cocaine have on local communities. Crack and other drugs also set many impoverished communities back because of the catastrophic effects of addiction or imprisonment (Levitt).
Terrorists have always been a threat to this great nation, but the events that occurred in Washington D.C. and New York on that fateful day showed many Americans the reality of what terrorists are capable of. Even though the hijackers on 9/11 had entered the country legally, albeit under less stringent immigration laws, the fear that other terrorists might possibly be exploiting weaknesses in our border security is ever present. While many people fear these terrorists entering into our country from the south, Alan Bersin, former Commissioner of The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, says that the biggest threat actually comes from the north. In 2011, Bersin told reporters that the CBP “has recorded more cases of people with suspected terrorist backgrounds or links to terror organizations entering the U.S. from Canada than from Mexico.” (Mora). This could be because the Canadian border is nearly three times as long as our border with Mexico, and with thousands of miles of desolate terrain, it is harder to patrol.
Money laundering is another example of excessive ambition today. Money obtained from illegal sources needs to be "cleaned" before usage. The process of money laundering brings substantial benefits to criminals, terrorists and corrupt politicians, at the expense of others, such as the government, and the common people.Everyone has some ambition really deep in them. Society itself is full of ambition, we never know, people get murdered every day by silly things. The article states, “ Macbeth strives for greatness, and he is not characterized by concentrating solely on his own benefit.” What the quote is trying to explain is that people will do anything, like really anything, to fulfill their ambition.
In the 20’s, the Mafia were the kingpins in the crime business, having taken advantage of prohibition of alcohol to make most of their money. The Mafia made most of their money by selling bootleg versions of alcohol, but they made money through various different ways, none of which were legal. They used many illegal activities to make money, most of which were in big plots to get the money, such as bribing and blackmailing politicians and officers, which was probably one of their biggest schemes to get money. They had many other, smaller, ways to get money for their organization. For example, they hijacked trucks filled with cargo, or bribed dock workers to cause an “accident” to get the exported cargo, both of which gave the Mafia large sums of money for each.
Many homicides are related to conflict or disputes between family members, friends and lovers. Thus, law enforcement officials are able to connect and link the victims to someone that they know. But in the case of serial killers, due to their aggressive and impulsive behavior, they usually do not have a set motive for their killings, so their victims can range from loved ones to complete strangers. Their constant drive for fulfillment and fantasy makes them even more susceptible to horrendous crimes against many different individuals. This makes it difficult for police to track serial killers and link them to the crimes.
“Stop Laughing at Donald Trump” Immigrants have been venturing to the United States for as long as this country has been established due to the extraordinary opportunities we have to offer. In the past, immigrants would have to venture overseas and pass through Ellis Island to get their chance at the American Dream. Although the process of becoming an American citizen does not require immigrants to go through such stringent restrictions, immigrants still have to apply for citizenship in one of the many ways it is offered here in the United States. Today some immigrants neglect the responsibility that comes with becoming a citizen and a great deal of them cross over our borders illegally and live here with no proper documentation. People have
Immigrants change the population affecting things like taxes, and job availability, and crime rates. First, taxes often increase as a result of immigrants needing government assistance to begin their new lives. Tax payers are put under financial strain when left with the bill and are compensating for the population that cannot provide for themselves. Many unemployed Americans get frustrated with the idea of foreigners taking their job because as Americans, they feel they should have priority. Lastly, people are often skeptical and cautious of immigrants because terrorism is becoming more common and trends show that when immigration goes up, so do the crime rates.
Drug trafficking has a great power and influence over how many things function such as the economy, daily living, and politics, but could be combatted with different strategies such as legalisation. There has always been corruption, but because of drug
They are a group that have a pyramid structure like legal businesses, but they also cause chaos (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) (2016). In addition, organized crime threatens peace and human security, violates human rights and undermines economic, social, cultural, political and civil development of societies around the world. Organized crime has diversified, gone global and reached macro-economic proportions. Although they care for the safety of their own family and make sure that they are fine, by protecting them in any manner they can, they do have any regard on who they are hurting in the process in achieving their illegal monetary
Though drug trafficking may be a huge part of some countries’ economies, it is a problem that continues to grow and cause problems for other countries. It benefits terrorist groups, causes high amount of deaths every year, and causes many people to be thrown in jail. It affects individuals because those who use the illegal substances have a chance of dying and those