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Current Immigration Policy Discussion

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Yes the most current immigration policy is treated as a national security issue
since Trump has become President. He has even attempted building a wall to keep
people from crossing into the United States through Mexico. His attempts were to
decrease immigration and drug trafficking (which is a huge national security concern),
but the efforts he has made have no decreased immigration at all. It has actually
triggered several thousand people to flock to the US through the Mexican border and
Trump has been making threats to capture or shoot immigrants and this does not slow
them down at all. Immigration is at an all-time high and continues to rise since Obama
took office as the President.
Immigration was not really treated as a national security issue before 9/11
because the airports were not as strict, border patrol was not as strict, and people were
not really alert to situations before the 9/11 attacks happened. This was like a wakeup
call for the United States and most things changed after this happened. Now the
airports are stricter than ever, baggage is checked more often, and suspected people
are watched better than they ever were before. Before the 9/11 attacks it was very easy
for drug lords to smuggle large amounts of drugs in to the US by flying, but that is
almost impossible to get away with since all bags are checked so well after the 9/11
attacks. Before the 0/11 attacks immigration was simply treated as a pop on the hand
and the person was deported, but in most recent times the main objective is to “detect
and prevent the entry of terrorists, weapons of mass destruction, and illegal aliens into
the country” (Haddal, 2010). Even before the 9/11 event the northern border was open
to the northern country Canada and has since been closed to everyone. There simply
not enough men to combat immigration from the north and has since changed to make
sure that all borders have enough manpower to combat immigration from any country.
The old style ways of border patrol, as pertains to the fourth amendment, used to
“require that a search or seizure conducted by a governmental agent be reasonable and
supported by probable cause” (Yule, 2009), but now these terms have been updated by
the Supreme Court and require government officials and law enforcement to obtain a
search warrant to legally search anyone who is traveling from another country into the
United States. This was set in place also to protect people traveling to the US and keep
from doing excessive searches on innocent people.
References
Haddal, Chad. (2010). Border Security: The Role of the U.S. Border Patrol.
Yule, Kim. (2009). Protecting the U.S. Perimeter: Border Searches Under

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Week 1 Yes the most current immigration policy is treated as a national security issue since Trump has become President. He has even attempted building a wall to keep people from crossing into the United States through Mexico. His attempts were to decrease immigration and drug trafficking (which is a huge national security concern), but the efforts he has made have no decreased immigration at all. It has actually triggered several thousand people to flock to the US through the Mexican border and Trump has been making threats to capture or shoot immigrants and this does not slow them down at al ...
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