Summary: Challenges To Secure The Border

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There are many challenges faced by US Customs and Border Protection agents attempting to secure the border of the United States. The bordering countries of the U.S. raise many different issues especially when we are talking about terrorism, illegal smuggling, human trafficking, free trade. Understanding the challenges of the border and customs agent we must first understand: The Functional Equivalent of the border, The Fourth Amendment, Search and Seizure, Open market closed border, Challenges maintaining secure borders, impact of terrorism on U.S. and Global markets since 9/11.
The border that separate countries are imaginary political lines that stretch over land, into the air and twelve nautical miles in the water. These borders also include
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There have been initiatives created in order to do just that but have been able to succeed due to many factors. Corruption is one factors that no matter how high the fences are money will corrupt the system. The US needs to develop systems in order to close off the border to illegal activity, illegal immigration, migrant workers and smuggling operations. “This means tightening controls over prohibited cross-border economic flows even while trying to create borderless free trade.” (Andreas, 1996) Continuously updating policy and procedures allows border security to catch attempted smugglers or smugglers to become smarter and change their tactics to beat these advances in policies and…show more content…
The attack led to the invasion of two countries that continues to cost the US tax payer each year we send Soldiers, supplies, military aid to these countries. There has been substantial growth in the private sector due to the US invading these countries. Sectors that are contracted by the government to fulfill positions in both countries along with the development of new body armor, vehicles, and weapons. The initial cost to rebuild the pentagon was $576 million, approximately $34 billion in insured losses, $21.6 billion in buildings and infrastructure, $7 billion official victim compensation. This number are minuscule compared to the $53 billion the US put into combatting terrorism and $300 billion in lowered world growth lost to the attacks on 9/11. “Fourteen agencies had requested more than double their FY2002 level. The largest increases were for Homeland Security ($23.9 billion) and Defense ($15.2 billion).” (The attempt of Osama bin Laden and his organization to disrupt the economic growth of a world power seemed to be
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