Brief History Of Operation Gatekeeping

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The history of Operation Gatekeeper was a Clinton-era measure that was implemented by the U.S. Border Patrol. Operation Gatekeeper was announced in Los Angeles on September 17, 1994, by then U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno. The Operation in 1994 was established with the objective of regaining control of the San Diego-Tijuana Border, which is the busiest land crossing in the world (Nevins, 2003). Operation Gatekeeper was a calculated plan that called for three tiers of agent deployment. The primary fence with various other USBP implementation initiatives along the San Diego border proved to effective but fiscally and environmental expensive.

The history of Operation Gatekeeper was a Clinton-era measure that was implemented by the U.S. …show more content…

The first tier of agents was charged with preventing illegal entry and capturing those who tried to enter across the border. The second tier of agents were charged with apprehending immigrants who escaped the first tier and the second tier had more freedom of movement than tier one (Phelps, 2014). The third tier was used to capture anyone who were fortunate to allude the first and the second tier of agents. Operation Gatekeeper between the years 1994 – 1998 have brought about substantial surges in the manpower and other resources positioned at the San Diego …show more content…

These are to include undocumented migrants with criminal records or active warrants. In conclusion, the Operation Gatekeeper increased patrol didn’t have much of an effort on overall numbers entering the U.S. Operation Gatekeeper came about because of the success of a similar initiative, Operation Hold the Line, which significantly reduced the number of illegal migration in the city of El Paso, TX. The Immigration and Naturalization Service officials who designed Operation Gatekeeper believed that intense, targeted control would discourage migrants from attempting the border journey because of the harsher climatic and topographical conditions associated with more eastern crossing. Illegal immigration across the border hasn’t stopped, instead migration has shifted to more remote and dangerous places along the border (Reistad,

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