Essay about Globalization Has Opened Avenues For Trade
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, criminalization, and securitization of migration. This framing of migration as a security threat arises from both the more concrete, visible threats of drug trafficking, illegal migration, and potential terrorist groups and the abstract issues of social identity and they symbolic nature that control of the border has in relation to state sovereignty.
The “war on drugs,” NAFTA, and the “war on terror” -- securitization as a reaction to past policies
and additional measures have led to the creation of essentially a militarized police barrier -- the building of walls to keep out terrorists, drugs, and migrants
Although migration along the U.S.-Mexico border is not traditionally considered a Realist, military threat,…