week 5 discussion 1
An estimated 11.5
million illegal immigrants are now in the United States, according to the Pew
Hispanic Center—the lowest number in a decade, and still declining. From 2000
to 2005, an average of 800,000 illegal immigrants entered the United States
each year. But since then, an average of 500,000 has arrived annually.
Visit the CBP Border
Security Spotlight and then briefly analyze the current security
initiatives that are being used to protect our borders. What are some of the
reasons why illegal immigration is currently declining in the U.S.? What
approaches are some state and local units of government taking to attempt to
further reduce the number of aliens who are living and working in their jurisdictions?
immigration has been a great problem in the United States of America for a long time.
Ellis Island, the New York entryway for foreigners, opened in 1892 and
turned into the country's premier federal migration station. Fresh arrivals
were obliged to demonstrate their identities, answer a progression of
inquiries, find a companion or relative
who could vouch for them, and were examined for physical illnesses. When the
operation had finished it n 1954, Ellis Island had handled more than 12 million
legitimate foreigners (History of illegal immigration, 2012). After the stock
market crashed in 1929, the U.S. tightened visa rules which markedly reduced
Mexican immigration. Local, state and federal government officials debated what
to do with those already here.
Customs and Border Protection is the
unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with
the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between
the official ports of entry (Border Patrol,
. Border agents are
needed to protect our borders from those wanting to traffic drugs, human
traffickers, terrorists, and assault
weapons in the United States. “More
than 20,000 Border Patrol Agents protect our way of life 24/7, safeguarding
nearly 6,000 miles of land border the United States shares with Canada and
Mexico, and more than 2,000 miles of coastal waters” (Border Patrol, n.d.,
Obama’s Administration proposed a $600
million for hiring more border agents. But, unfortunately the house of representatives
rejected hiring more agents. All Border Patrol operators spend at least 13
Weeks at the Border Patrol Academy (in the event that they are familiar with
Spanish) in Artesia, New Mexico, which is a segment of the Federal Law
Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). The individuals who are not familiar with
Spanish spend an extra eight weeks at the Academy for a sum of 21 weeks.
major initiative taken by the border patrol is detection and apprehension. This
includes detecting illegal immigrants and apprehending them. Detecting is
through high-level surveillance from a concealed position, sightings using
aircrafts, following marks and tracks as well as following up on available
leads. Advanced technology is also being used in this fight since the border
patrol has installed electronic systems that sense any movement in undesignated
border areas (Peak, 2012).
illegal immigration in the U.S. is stabilizing. But, there are shifts in states
were illegal immigrants live. California has the largest amount of illegal
immigrants with 2.4 Millions could get help from expulsion, and work visas from
an official activity that President Obama is relied upon to declare soon. The
activity would be the most noteworthy insurance from expelling offered to
unapproved workers since 1986, when Congress passed a law that permitted 2.7
million unapproved settlers to get a green card.
enforcement is maintained through the development of strict immigration laws
and high security maintenance (Peak, 2012). Again, the immigration
customs have deported a high number of illegal immigrants in recent years. The
decline is also attributed to a recession that dried up jobs in America leaving
no room for unskilled labor.
states and local units of government are trying to reduce the number of illegal
immigrants by massive deportation. The illegal immigrants are identified
through random checks in traffic, major transportation points, city patrols and
intelligence gathering (Peak, 2012). Again, some states have
developed strict immigration laws to control the movement of people to their
U.S. government is working harder than ever to control illegal migration
especially due to the security threat posed by the vice. Following the September 11, 2001 attack, the
border patrol changed its focus to detection and apprehension. This has greatly
reduced the number of illegal immigrants.
Civil Society and human rights organizations alleged abuses to migrants by the
Border Patrol Agents. There is also corruption. Some harbor illegal aliens into
our country. There is the National Borer Control which represents our Border Agents.
However. My opinion border patrol is needed. for the protection of our country.
National Parks and forests have become some of
the most dangerous and violent areas along the borders. There is also
environmental damage, drinking water is becoming destroyed caused by
those entering our country illegaly.
Border Security | U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (n.d.). Retrieved from
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Peak, K. (2012). Policing America: Challenges and best practices (7th
ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education
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