The Boundaries Of Immigration

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The Boundaries of Immigration Is it necessary to build a wall along the US-Mexican border? The wall might keep few individuals away from the United States, but is it enough to stop illegal migration? Recently, immigration has been the main issue in the American political election. “From the U.S. perspective, it is contiguous section of the continent acquired by the United States, beginning with Louisiana Purchase in 1803; continuing with the acquisition of Texas, the Oregon Territory, and the Mexican cession of 1848; and ending with the 1853 Gadsen Purchase of the lands between the Gila River and the present Mexican boundary” (Lorey 6). Due to the purchases made throughout the American history, the bordered has expanded and is now called the …show more content…
“Although urban regions of the border have the most intimidating walls and barriers, they too are hardly impenetrable” (Schaefer 176). There already tunnels built underground that can be used by anyone to cross the border, whether it is for better life or other negotiation purposes. Even if the walls were upgraded, there will still be possibilities that someone can mount taller ladders or ropes as a way to step on the other side of the fence. “Moreover, it would create a border security-industrial triangle that built enormous vested interests in perpetuating the image of the border as a dangerous place” (Payan 13). The fence will serve as a fear factor not only for the illegals but also for the people who live nearby. Despite the threat that Trump gives to many immigrants, more foreigners are still going to come in. America has opened the door to every country to come in, whether it is over, under, or through the great …show more content…
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