There are many different challenges that the United States is faced with in regards to border protection. Some of these challenges include, but are not limited to: political conflict, immigration smuggling, funding, and the immigration nationalism. The main challenge is the amount of funding given to border protection agencies. Legislation continues to debate over how much funding should be given to border control based on political conflicts and the issue of Nationalism. "A focus on border control, as has been the debate in the Legislature during the last year, is simply an extension of a longstanding political trend" (Ibrahim & Bargerhuff & Krikorian & Canty, para. 3). The measures of border protection continue as a large confrontation based on government officials fighting over what is right and what is wrong. In regards to Nationalism, most companies that need manual laborers use immigrants for a lower wage than most Americans would want to be paid for the job they are being asked to complete. These business support immigrants due to the fact that they need them for their business to be successful. This makes it hard at times for the rules and regulations to be upheld in the protection of our borders and immigration being kept under control.
United States initiatives to tackle border protection or illegal immigration
Interdiction is one of the initiatives that the US is trying to take care of immigration and protect our borders. "Interdiction seeks to stop flows of goods or people by intercepting them in movement, often at or near international boundaries" (Heyman, 1999, para. 1). Another initiative is that the United States has hired more patrol...
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...e border patrol vision to become skewed and become more of a political issue. The Senator of Arkansas has been working to help make provisions that will help with the through the emotional decisions concerning illegal immigration that has been made through the Obama Administration. "The President allows illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S. through administrative amnesty programs such as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which he unilaterally started after Congress rightly rejected the misguided DREAM Act" (Boozman, n.d., para. 5). Arkansas government officials are also helping with the reform of some measures to help protect the borders as well, “specifically the push to rewrite provisions of a 2008 law intended to protect victims of sex trafficking to give flexibility to the Administration to address the UAC crisis" (Boozman, n.d. para 6).
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