The Importance Of Border Security

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The Mexican-United States border is a big political problem in the 21st century. Thousands of people every year cross to achieve the greatness of America. Some believe that we should let the immigrants come in and make a better life for themselves, others worry about the safety, the violence, and the cultural and economic burden of the American people. Border security should be enforced because the United States is a sovereign country and needs to protect the borders from people who would do harm to its citizens, its economy, and culture.
The United States has always been a sovereign country. We have always enforced our borders, and let immigrants come in legally to become citizens of the United States. It wasn’t till the 1980’s where illegal
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If we do not enforce security on the United States -mexico border than we will have millions of undocumented people living in our country that we do not know if they want to harm our citizens. Most immigrants are here to have a better life, but when “twenty percent of all illegals caught at the border have criminal records” (Dinan), those immigrants that successfully crossed the border could have criminal records as well. While some immigrants might have a criminal record for example, stealing food just to stay alive, “nearly half of the criminal aliens deported have aggravated felonies on their records” (Dinan). If we want to keep our citizens from harm, then we can’t let just anyone walk into our country and start living there. We need to either start making them a citizen, which would be done by background checks to see if they had a criminal record, or deport them back to their own …show more content…
When we let immigrants come into our country and not make them learn english, which is a step in becoming a citizen, makes parts of the United States that barely speak english, Americas native language. "This perception of the cultural threat is shared and stoked by part of the academic establishment, exemplified by Harvard professor Samuel Huntington and the "Hispanic challenge" he identifies: "In this new era, the single most immediate and the most serious challenge to America 's traditional identity come from the immense and continuing immigration from Latin America, especially from Mexico, and the fertility rates of these immigrants compared to black and white Americans." Huntington believes a large Latino population in the U.S may cause a "split between a predominantly Spanish-speaking U.S and an English-speaking U.S" (Rytz 92). If we do not enforce security on our border and let immigrants just walk right in. We will lose our culture, and will eventually have two dominant languages in the U.S. There are currently “11.3 million illegal immigrants in the United States” (Krogstad), and if those immigrants make up “3.5 percent of the population” (Krogstad), then we will have at least 2.5 percent of the population not speaking our native language as a country. Nationalism is one of the factors of cultural that has to be considered. "U.S nationalism necessitates a line of demarcation between American and un-American, and border

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