Southern Border Essay

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The southern border separating the United States from Mexico is nothing more than a river to people that live and work in the area; imaginary lines that decide the fate of so many people. After the border came into existence, for many years life was as it had always been a constant ebb and flow of migratory workers. Before the morning of September 11, 2001, Americans understood the borders by the typical political sound bites on immigration. After that fateful day, The United States government drew a line in the sand, and acknowledged that a porous border was not good for our national security. The U.S. southern border is a national security nightmare with a multitude of unsolvable situations. Federal Border Patrol agents and high tech gadgetry primarily protect the United States southern border. The task of securing about 7000 miles of the border lies in the hands of the U.S customs and border patrol. (Eckardt) Established by congress in 1924 the CBP has grown from less than 500 agents to around 20,000 agents over the years. (Graham) These agents are to stop the illegal entry of anyone that is trying to get into the United States.
The Border Patrols meager start from mounted patrols, has led
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They are guarding us from the entry of many groups that are not friendly to the nation. These groups can undermine the security and have the ability to disrupt the border. The drug cratels are a violent group of drug smugglers that are looking for the easiest way to get their products across the border. Central American gang are some of the most violent in the world and carry no respect of the laws or peace keepers of this country. The final group is the one that gets the most attention, and that would be terrorist generally views as Islamic extremists, but could be anyone that is looking to harm us or our way of

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