How To Write An Argumentative Essay On Border Security

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If a person crosses into almost any country in the world without permission to do so, chances are that one of two things will happen. The first option is that the person will likely be incarcerated. The second, more severe option, is that the person will be put to death. So why is it, that on any given day, thousands of people cross into the United States illegally and no one seems to care? Is it because we think that we should give these people a place in our country, regardless of who they are or what their intentions may be? The truth is, most people in the U.S. have no idea of the number of illegal entries into our country because it is not something that most people think is an issue. If people were aware,
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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. A lack of manpower within the CBP, agents that can be either corrupt or overworked, and a lack of equipment could all be compounding the problem as well. All of this only encourages terrorists to cross into our country unnoticed, regardless of

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