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    The border between The United States and Mexico has long been known as one of the most dangerous parts of the country. Dangerous drug cartels pushing people and drugs over the border, constantly are adapting and finding new ways to do so. This would pose a bigger threat if not for the United States border patrol agents who are on guard all hours of the day trying to prevent contraband from entering the country. Terry Kirkpatrick served in Nogales Arizona, and later Mexico. After receiving many death treats he was reassigned to Arizona. So, he has seen everything in his time with the border patrol. In his book, Sixty Miles of Border, Terry covers all aspects of the border patrol including their history, tactics, dangers, methods, his supervisions, and some of his personal stories. Terry starts the book by stating that smuggling in Arizona began in the eighteen hundred, long before the border patrol was established. In…

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    Modern borders are usually not a space that is reinforced by those on either side. More times than not, the stronger faction is the one who is fortifying and continuing to increase their authority over these borders. This is evident both in physical and societal borders that are encountered everyday. In the world of borders, when the stronger side becomes evident, they have essentially free reign to control this space. Control like this are projected in different situations such as national…

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    When examining the word “border” there are various thoughts and emotions that this can trigger for an individual. Before reading, “Undoing Border Imperialism” by Harsha Walia, I thought of a border as something that keeps people in or out, basically a boundary. After reading the text, Walia has allowed for me to realize that borders are much more about who’s included or excluded but rather the ways this inclusion and exclusion takes place and the reasoning behind these ways. Walia offers the…

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    Introduction “All sovereign nations exercise authority over their borders to prevent prohibited items or merchandise from entering and to ensure compliance with applicable restrictions” (CBP 1999). The objective of border control is to facilitate the free flow of legitimate goods and people across borders while observing and enforcing the rules and regulations of both countries on either side of that border. This complicated endeavour involves numerous challenges for policy makers and…

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    The New Era of Borders Adelman and Aron suggest that the establishing of fixed borders created a time in which “property rights, citizenship, and population movements” were domain of governments [1]. Fixed borders are a relatively new concept in North America, considering that indigenous groups have inhabited the land for thousands of years. Habits do not change overnight, and the implementation of borders did not immediately change the way that people acted in regards to borders. Older dynamics…

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    Borders Group Incorporated: Too Big & Failed Capitalism is a key component in the strong rooted foundation that the economy has been based off since the inception of this nation and is defined as trade and industry that is owned and controlled for profit by a private owner instead of being controlled by the government (dictionary.com). While the American free market has often been held in the highest esteem by foreign economies as well as ourselves, casualties of the same system have been…

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    Whether it be at airports, railway stations or border crossing by car, the attempt to control the influx of people crossing is a prominent problem among western countries. Through each of these means, there’s an interaction of two concerns. First, border security understood as the many ways of controlling movement across regions. Second, racial profiling defined as the continuous pattern of being stopped by border patrols due to racial differences. On a broader sense, this ends up being a…

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    Essay On Southern Border

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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…

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    Essay On Mexican Border

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    The U.S. Mexican Border If you’ve paid attention to political news, you’ve probably heard of Donald Trump’s controversial claim: we should build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The implementation of a wall on the U.S-Mexican Border is an adverse decision. Not only will this be detrimental for the financial state of America, but it could also disturb wildlife, and diplomatic relations, due to Trump’s claim regarding Mexico to pay for the wall. With the 2016 presidential election…

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    Essay On Border Wall

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    Is a border wall worth the things migrants go through? Immigration is one of the biggest problems we face in America today. We know why people want to immigrate to America from different parts of the world. The three major factors are political, economic and social. But the things immigrants face in order to get to America is beyond To what extent, having a border wall is worth all the things migrants go through this journey? In this case, having a border wall is not worth the challenges…

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