Persuasive Essay On Border Safety

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Have you ever heard or seen those scary border stories? Do you ever watch documentaries or television shows, even the news on the border safety? Over 32% of all inmates in state prisons in the U.S. were under the influence of drugs or caught with possession of drugs. Drug enforcement agencies or DEAs makes over 30,000 arrests each year due to illegal narcotics. Nearly 48,000 people have been killed over the past 5 years in Mexico due to suspected drug-related violence. Also, remember the guilty live on the both sides. Having border safety in the United States keeps itself and the people around it safe and sound by maintaining the illegal substances, manufacturing better tactics, and finding solutions to stop drug trafficking from entering the …show more content…
CBP Officers have roughly less than one minute at the ports of entry to figure out whether to make a good or bad judgement on the person. The border that spans between Mexico and the U.S. is about 2,000 miles; while the border between the U.S. and Canada is a total of about 7,000 miles, that is triple the amount of miles. Agents patrol land, rivers, lakes, and coastal waters on both the North and South borders. Some gadgets used are: infrared cameras, sensors, and any handheld technology for the eyes and ears. One handy night surveillance gadget is the Recon 3. It is a range thermal binocular and camera with geolocation. If an agent spots trouble in the distance or finds himself suspicious of any activity he can radio the other agents to investigate by telling them the GPS coordinates on his gadget. Now, border patrol agents don’t fully rely on new school technology, they also keep their old school skills fresh or updated. They can read footprints to see which direction the immigrant or mule went. Border patrol agents can also can tell how fast or how slow the person is traveling by the person 's shoe tracks. Smugglers will stop at nothing when it comes to covering their tracks. Branches are used to brush away their tracks when traveling through the

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