Border Policy

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Throughout the history of border control in the United States, racial discrimination has been a huge factor in trying to capture and intimidate culprits who may try to commit illegal activities in the United States. Starting on May 28, 1924, Congress established the Border Patrol as part of the Immigration Bureau in the Department of Labor through the Labor Appropriation Act of 1924. ( this is where you look up dates and shit about when border control from the U.S. began etc). In the article “U.S. to Continue Racial, Ethnic Profiling in Border Policy”, By Matt Apuzzo and Michael S. Schmidt, is an article that presents the current situation of laws that are inflicting major changes upon how officials will govern the U.S. border from now on. In the …show more content…

These new laws have been proposed for years, and will supersede the old laws that have been used for over a decade, which banned racial profiling for all federal law enforcement officials, but gave exemptions for national security and border investigations. In the article Matt Apuzzo and Micheal S. Schmidt shows the contradiction in Obama’s administration ideologies, due to the fact that at the border and airports they support the use of racial profiling to investigate civilians, but won’t permit it anywhere else in American soil. The contradiction in this new airport and border control policies show that at any intersection where immigrants of the US take place, rejecting them or profiling against them to prevent them from crossing into American soil is tolerable, but if someone is already in America that they are then given the right to no longer be racially profiled against. This ideology of treating potential on-American “looking” people different at airports and border crossings different is ludicrous because someone who is Caucasian, could be a lethal threat, or an illegal immigrant, but would fly under a radar because the infiltrators that are being suspected fit the “description”, that would fit a Caucasian

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