The United States Border Patrol has seen an ever increase in funding, especially since its collaboration and indoctrination into the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Through the history of the “War on Drugs” brought on by the Nixon Administration, it is clear that the ever expanding costs in order to combat an ever increasing thirst for illegal drugs, and weapons. Border Security is most definitely detrimental in order to continue increasing homeland security, along with keeping the citizens of the United States not only safe from harm, but safe from legal and economic implications direct towards the legal citizens at the cost of illegal immigrant behavior. It takes the works of all forms and sources in order for the nation to be …show more content…
Without the assistance of the foreign countries attempts at also harnessing the border crossing issues, just in sheer landmass alone, the attempts will be futile, and show little progression. Predominantly on the southern border with Mexico, the United States has seen their border security free-ride off of the mass flow of money and resources which have been brought toward the borders in order to properly secure and file illegal contraband, along with people. Not only do the foreign countries free ride off of the federal funding placed into national security, but the states bordering these countries seem to be making an attempt as well, but requesting more funding federally in order to supplement the state budget for law enforcement. Requesting military hardware, has become a prime fight in order to protect the borders, and a more protected line will still benefit both sides of the …show more content…
This ideology is simple, and is used in day to day terms as keeping ‘honest people honest’. With a hardened border, the effort and money that would need to be put in in order to surpass the infrastructure in place, would bring along a different breed of criminal, and one who has the wits and whereabouts to avoid detection and prosecution. Just as with the wars on drugs, creating a stricter border patrol, simply removed the amateur drug smugglers, leaving the large funded cartels with the upper hand. While some authors believe that creating a closed border will only lead to attacks on weaker targets, the regarded weaker targets will have fewer civilian casualties, and therefore will result in less financial cost in order to rebuild the affected area. When it comes to opening our borders more, the implications are reversed. I believe that currently the United States has the technology to continue hardening their border, while keeping things such as the NAFTA imperative of top priority, and continuing to allow free trade to be worthy and
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 CBP Border Patrol Agency was formed on May 28, 1924. Mounted watchmen of the U.S. Immigration service patrolled the border trying to prevent illegal from coming into the United States as early as 1904. They operated out of El Paso, Texas. They Patrolled all the way to West California trying to prevent illegal Chinese immigrants from entering the United States. They were called Mounted Watchmen of the U.S. Immigration Service before they changed their name to United States Border Patrol (USBP).
The United States Border Patrol, USBP, has acted as the country's first line of defense against unauthorized migration throughout history. Border Patrol's primary focus and mission is to prevent as well as detect the entry of any and all weapons of mass destruction, terrorists and illegal aliens into the country while also working to interdict drug smugglers and all other criminals along the border (Haddal, 2010). The Homeland Security Act of 2002 did away with the Immigration and Naturalization Service and instead placed the United States Border Patrol in the Department of Homeland Security. USBP, in the last couple of decades, has begun to receive a drastic increase in funding in response to incidents, which could have been prevented if the terrorists had been stopped at the border (Haddal, 2010). The United States has some of the world’s longest land and sea borders and securing them is both a national security priority and logistical challenge.
One objective that CBP has in regards to border security, is to increase their situational awareness of the air, land, and maritime borders (CBP.gov 17). This means that the CBP is constantly making sure they stay on top of current threats and are ready to defend against any situation that they may encounter. A Second objective CBP has is to detect, interdict, and disrupt any type of illegal cross-border activities that may occur (CBP.gov). This is important when it comes to the security of the United States, because one of the illegal activities that could be occurring along the border is terrorist trying to get into the country. A good way to ensure that illegal cross-border activities do not take place, is by building and maintaining a superb relationship with all of the state, local, federal, tribal, and international partners
In an article the government talks about putting up a wall, but authorities say that is not going to keep the drugs from coming into the US. They say instead they need more man power, and resources to combat the efforts of ongoing drug problems (Drug
Also, the bill would bolster border security a little further, by adding 20,000 Border Patrol agents. It required completing 700 new miles of new fence along the United States-Mexico line and using $3.2 billion in additional security technology. Texas had taken a more aggressive approach. “The Texas legislature, with the support of state leaders, has dedicated substantial funding over the last several years, and the Department of Public Safety has dedicated a significant amount of resources, technology, equipment and personnel for border security,” Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw stated in an email interview. The staff for the state legislative board had estimated a total spending on the border security of about $452 million from 2008-2013.
It all starts with the United States passing the Immigration Act of 1907, which was a law that “required all immigrants entering the United States to pass through an official port of entry, submit themselves to inspection, and receive official authorization to legally enter the United States” (Hernandez pg 1). The United States quickly became a nation severely divided over the issues of illegal immigration. In May of 1924 the border patrol was created to enforce immigration laws and restrictions by preventing illegal border crossings and policing the borderland regions. Despite many possible subjects or ‘suspects’ of illegal immigration, such as Asians, Europeans, and prostitutes, the U.S border patrol almost exclusively focused on Mexican immigrant workers. Then in the 1940s, the focus of the U.S border patrol shifted to the southern border.
After September 11, they sealed the border, built a wall, and began persecuting immigrants and justified it as a problem of security. This perspective became an excuse for everything,” said Sandra Rodriguez, an investigative reporter for Ciudad Juarez’s largest newspaper El Diario. The border and immigration are hot button issues in American politics. Brought up in speeches by candidates from all sides of the aisle and can easily factor into a successful campaign.
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
Illegal immigrants evidently have had the ability to leach off of the American government, due to Obamacare. Illegal immigration is without a doubt one of the most attention needing problems the United States faces. The adversity devised from the jobs that illegal immigrants have apprehended from US citizens is formidable. President Trump has promised that he will reform the immigration laws and following his presidential campaign promise, building a large wall that separates Mexico and The United States. Building the wall reassures the population that we are indeed safe, we are a powerful country and there is no free ride in the land of hope and possibility.
Due to this, we should be concerned with Mexico’s southern border. Mexico certainly wants to avoid becoming a transit country for those seeking asylum in the US. Although it may only seems like Mexico’s problem, but it is also ours. We should start to create a dialogue with Mexico on how to solve this problem. We also might look at the conditions in these countries that cause people to want to leave and parents to send their own children north.
If our border was strong enough these immigrant children that are causing trouble would not be in our country. According to some coyotes ( Criminals who make their living off of smuggling people ) Said that “ the U.S border was easy to cross It brings in more business for them”. Our border petrols should be able to choose who can and who can 't cross the border. Clearly as you can see our borders are not strong enough. Causing Trouble
One of America’s most controversial issues today is the border between the United States and Mexico. The big part of the issue is due to illegal immigration, which is when foreigners enter the U.S. without an entry or an immigrant visa. President Trump says he has found a solution, otherwise known as the “border wall,” but this will not stop people from wanting a better life. Of course I get why he and others would want to continue the process obviously to keep us safe from terrorists and other dangers of the world, but, to every pro there is a con. Even though the fence along the U.S./Mexico border is already being built, it should not continue being built because it is expensive, hurts the environment, and immigration rates have significantly dropped.
She does this through an analysis of the complex history of the creation of border patrol and the factors that played a role in the development in how the border patrol function. Quite clearly, Hernandez explains her thesis on page 5. She says, “The development of the Border Patrol, in other words, is best understood as an intrinsically social and political process” in which “social anxieties, political tensions, and economic interests” all coalesced and helped forge the Patrol’s identity as a law enforcement agency (Hernandez 5). She explains her thesis throughout the book, discussing how initially the force of border control was used to the advantage of southwestern employers to control the amount of labor in the U.S. Eventually, the border control became a much more political and racial battle.
In "Migra! A History of the U.S Border Patrol", By Kelly Lytle Hernandez, she explores the controversial issue today known as the dissension that surrounds our border with Mexico. Hernandez also outlines the policies and ideology of the U.S Border Patrol that were discovered and really brought out in the early 1920s to the late 1920s. She does a detailed research on the beginning to what becomes the authorized United States Border Patrol.