The border between the United States and Mexico is nearly 2,000 miles long. Over the past few years, the United States had form a policy called Secure Fence Act to prevent drug sellers and terrorists out of America (Clifford). The act constructed fences to cover about one third of the border between Mexico and America along California, New Mexico, Texas and so on. Unfortunately, there were less environmental considerations when making the policy. The Los Angeles Times reported that in additional to build the fences, the United States government has been eluded over thirty environmental and cultural laws (Campbell). Even the fences can cause so many problems. What about the huge wall that is much bigger and thicker than the fences? Approximately,
Among the illegal immigrants currently living in the United States, continuously crossing the borders and remaining in the United Stated with expired visas each year. Unlawful immigration once an issue of border states such as Arizona or Texas is now impacting all states around the country with problems. Illegal immigration affects all aspects of civilization, from the cost of education, government assistance, and public safety. There is also the matter of when local law enforcement who make it a personal mission to seek out undocumented immigrant 's harassment demanding documents. Although the Federal Government has all authority over the regulating of migration into the United States, the State and local law enforcement and communities are an essential role in improving on the immigration law, and it is effectively enforced. Communication and cooperation with state and local law enforcement with federal officials are vital to combating the harmful effects of illegal immigration. State and local law enforcement act as a unit, strengthening the effectiveness of government migration agents in their jurisdictions. Notwithstanding the importance of state and local cooperation, some local ordinances and
Human trafficking is a figure of transnational organized crime and a serious infringement of basic human civil liberties. The fight against human trafficking is the joint responsibility of the global community and joint efforts must be strengthen by further developing the close cooperation that already exists between governments and nongovernmental organizations (U.S. DOT & CBP 2013). Concentrating efforts towards bordering countries is paramount in the fight against human trafficking. A prime example is U.S. Senator John McCain and Congresswoman Martha McSally from Arizona presented to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives the Transnational Criminal Organization Illicit Spotter Prevention and Elimination Act. This was generated
In Rachel St. John’s book, “Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border,” the author offers up “a history of how and why the border changed” (St. John 1). This is her central thesis that she presents, providing evidence and historical context concerning the border and its changes over the course of the late 1800s to the mid-1900s. In seven chapters plus and introduction providing more general information and a conclusion that brings the U.S.-Mexico border situation into the present day, Rachel St. John’s focus is both periodical and geographical. St. John moves across both space and time in her book, looking at how region and era affected the border situation and how these effects differed in significance.
Throughout the last 10 years, the Mexican Government has declared war on all of Mexico’s drug cartels and is using every option to win the fight. One of these options includes the dangerous Mexican military, which has caused many more problems than they have solved during this drug war. The Mexican Government’s use of military force to stop the drug cartels is not appropriate as the death toll mounts, the military is abusing the citizens’ human rights, and the cartels rage against the military, which causes more violence in the streets.
“The Border Patrol State” was written in 1994 by Leslie Marmon Silko. At this time she was living in Tucson, AZ, one of the Border States. Silko writes from a Laguna Pueblo Native American background, mostly writing about the Native American people. She was born right on the outside of the reservation so she was influenced both by her Indian culture and the culture of Albuquerque. This article was published in Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit: Essays on Native American Life Today, a collection of short stories and articles that talk about her life as a Native American and the racism she has faced. This article was meant for everyone one to read but especially to show those not from these states the injustice that was happening within their own country.
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
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.
Richard, F. (2013, March 1). Foreign Affairs. The Fire Next Door: Mexico's Drug Violence and the Danger to America. pp.
As a result of the low economy, and constant wars, due to the United States funding Latin American countries’ military and police forces, which are usually controlled by gangs and cartels, Latin Americans are feeling unsafe in their home countries. Latin Americans seemed forced to flee due political and financial barriers (Abrego 26). As established in Abrego’s book, fathers who migrated during the civil war claimed that it was because a family member was being persecuted and they seemed to face life or death situations constantly (Abrego 32). These persecutes common in Latin America even when there is not a war due to gangs and cartels having more money and being more manipulative they control authorities and use them to attack anything that
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. In the collaboration of Operation Drawbridge, the Department of Public Safety, United States Border Patrol, and the border-county sheriffs had installed motion detectors and surveillance cameras along the border. Since the launch of the operation, it had resulted in the apprehension of more than more than 16,000 individuals and seized 35 tons of narcotics. Texas also had increased collaborative efforts with the Mexican authorities in communities across the
America is a country known for its impregnable environment— one of the essential lures for others to join this melting pot of people. In recent years, the southern border has been left open and vulnerable to contamination, brutality, and economic downfall. From where have these realities catastrophizing our nation arisen? Walking in almost freely, pregnant herds of Mexican illegal immigrants infiltrate the United States by the millions, carrying on their backs a plethora of diseases, including, but not limited to, Malaria, Leprosy, and HIV, along with millions of pounds of cocaine and marijuana each year. The drug war in America grows rapidly and is a strong contributor to the violence seen in the nation today. Not only do the creatures serve
Border Patrol and U.S. Customs are the officials set in place, controlling the flow of people through the nation’s borders. While these officials take considerable precautions to ensure the protection of borders, a large number of illegal immigrants have discovered alternatives to enter our nation. As reported by CNN a rancher in Hidalgo County, Texas, a county bordering Mexico, faces a daily struggle with migrants passing through his property (Castillo, 2013). Castillo (2013) states, the rancher said to him, “this traffic in this land frustrates him – particularly the potentially dangerous drug traffic – but he acknowledges that most crossers are looking for an opportunity.” Revealed through this CNN article is the battle citizens living on the border face daily with migrants trespassing on their land due to a hole in border security. While a majority of migrants coming across the nation’s borders in pursuit of job opportunities and building a new life for themselves; there are also migrants such as drug smugglers and terrorists posing an immense threat to safety of beings within the country legally. Resulting from hazardous migrants there is a resounding cry for an increase in border patrol agents, harsher immigration policies and an increase in overall border
Fifty-four months for Internet fraud is an extreme amount of time to reflect on fraudulent Internet transactions. Likewise, one month for sexual assault is an extremely short amount of time to reflect on an action of such force against another individual. In addition, especially with the obvious increase in incarceration in the United States since 1980(CITE 7), it seems that the United States' criminal justice system is incarcerating individuals just for the sake of incarceration, yet this is not helping to reduce America's crime
Our nation 's greatest and most obvious vulnerability remains our porous and unprotected southern land border. Yet every day, unknown numbers of human and drug smugglers, criminals and potential terrorists continue to illegally enter the United States through our border with Mexico.