Securitization Of Migration

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In the last few decades, globalization has opened avenues for trade, created new markets, and increased the porousness of borders; however, a feeling of national susceptibility stems from this relaxing of borders and fuels a securitization of movement along the U.S.-Mexico border. Migration along the southern U.S. border has become a security threat, one which the U.S. government exercises extraordinary means to combat. Under this framing, migrants are criminalized and the lines between “illegal migrant,” drug trafficker, and potential terrorist are blurred.

Securitization of migration along the southern U.S. border is not only a reaction to things like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), other policies such as

the exclusion,
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Although through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the U.S. has sought to open borders to goods and capital, efforts to restrict the movement of people have intensified.
This essay will examine the process of the securitization of migration, focusing on the US-Mexico border and .....

However, drugs, illegal immigrants, and terrorism are only the face of this problem. Securitization of immigration along the border is also a symbolic act. Control of the border is a defining image in reaffirming US sovereignty and in an age of global integration and opening of borders, reinforcing and excluding is a very powerful act.

Evolved

This securitization was in part a result of fears that border was becoming more porous due to the implementation of NAFTA.

and later on evolved post-September 11th.

The securitization of migration along the U.S.-Mexico border through policy creation, rhetorical ____, militarization of the border all perpetuating the existing fear and -- associating? -- criminality and illegality with
…show more content…
Although through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the U.S. has sought to open borders to goods and capital, efforts to restrict the movement of people have intensified.
This essay will examine the process of the securitization of migration, focusing on the US-Mexico border and .....

However, drugs, illegal immigrants, and terrorism are only the face of this problem. Securitization of immigration along the border is also a symbolic act. Control of the border is a defining image in reaffirming US sovereignty and in an age of global integration and opening of borders, reinforcing and excluding is a very powerful act.

Evolved

This securitization was in part a result of fears that border was becoming more porous due to the implementation of NAFTA.

and later on evolved post-September 11th.

The securitization of migration along the U.S.-Mexico border through policy creation, rhetorical ____, militarization of the border all perpetuating the existing fear and -- associating? -- criminality and illegality with

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