The doors to the land of America have been left wide open, and with the smooth southern breeze flowing inside comes the risk for an assortment of disease, political and economic failure, and violence. These are brought in by illegal immigrants from Mexico who walk into the country by the millions without second thought. Americans are forced to pay high taxes for the price of citizenship, many swimming in poverty and struggling to get by while the infestation of Mexican illegal immigrants snatch away jobs and feed off of government services that were paid by well-meaning citizens. At the same time, these aliens often start up gangs, bringing violence that affects the everyday lives of hard-working Americans, as they fight over turf that wasn’t even theirs to begin with. There is only one possible solution to this problem, to end all Mexican illegal immigration, and that is to expand the United States’ borders over the country of Mexico. With an untapped labor force of over forty-eight million, a bounty of natural resources, and an inferior government, Mexico is simply ripe for the picking. The conquest for the Mexican America will undoubtedly include the enslavement of the people and the development of resources and land. Not only will this provide an effective end to illegal immigration that rushes through our vast southern border, but also an incredible opportunity for the United States to flourish economically, politically, and socially. Perhaps there are few qualms that are associated with the taking of a rather large country; however, our army will easily be able to overpower that of the Mexican government’s. With advanced secret technology, brilliant strategic advisors, and a much larger force, we should not have many pr... ... middle of paper ... ... immediately. With the establishment of Mexican America, illegal immigrants hailing from Mexico would no longer be a topic of focus among the American people and government, allowing them to focus on much more important matters. Unless if someone in the supposedly intelligent and cooperative government is able to propose a plan better than mine, there will be no other choice but to take over the country of Mexico. However, my motivations behind this plan is purely to see this country succeed in a multitude of ways, and I have no personal connection to the issue of illegal immigration. I am native born, not of Mexican descent, and do not have personal relationships with those who have illegally immigrated here. Therefore I am not biased against those who have, and if it appears so in the plan I have proposed, I can assure you it is entirely for the good of America.
This book by Otis A. Singletary deals with different aspects of the Mexican war. It is a compelling description and concise history of the first successful offensive war in United States military history. The work examines two countries that were unprepared for war. The political intrigues and quarrels in appointing the military commanders, as well as the military operations of the war, are presented and analyzed in detail. The author also analyzes the role that the Mexican War played in bringing on the U.S. Civil War.
In Jason de León's eye opening and heartbreaking book The Land of Open Graves, we get an indepth ethnological account of the many people who's lives have been shaped in one way or another by the Mexican-American border, and the weaponization of the inhospitable Sonoran desert. In this section of border crossing, 4 million undocumented migrants have been arrested (more than one third of all immigration arrests), and countless others have tried, failed, succeeded or died (1). De León also frames Border Patrol as a tool of state-sponsored structural violence and highlights the horrendous after effects of free trade policies for tens of millions of immigrants seeking to regain what they had lost. The author also details the ethical and moral
The United States has no more important foreign relation ship than that of which it enjoys with Mexico, and vice versa. These two countries share interwoven societies and economies. Although there have been disagreements and turbulence between the two countries, which partnership is without these? The Strength of each country’s democracy is fundamental to the other’s. This relationship that the two countries share directly affects that lives of millions of Mexican and United States citizens everyday. Recently these two countries have become even more unified than ever before. Tackling issues such as Border Control, Countering Narcotics, Dealing with multiple Law enforcement agencies, Human Rights laws, trade and development, etc. There are many issues that they are mutually interested in and must deal with. Yet, there are some vast differences in which these two countries are run. There are also many similarities, which we must take into account. Both Democratic Governments have similar structures, containing a legislative, judicial, and executive branch. Yet, these structures are very different internally, containing specific duties that the other country’s branch may not have.
In his essay, “The Fence of Lies,” Mario Vargas Llosa explores the potential consequences of building a wall across the Mexican-American border. He argues that, if built, the wall would be ineffective and a waste of resources. He proposes that the money allotted for the border wall be used instead to offer better job opportunities to Latin American citizens within their own borders. However, this proposal is unrealistic as it offers no real solutions to the economic problem of illegal immigration, nor is it an effective plan.
After suffering from numerous wars, including the Mexican-American war and the Mexican civil war of 1858, the 19th century country of Mexico was nearly reduced to bankruptcy and impoverishment. This left the country unable to pay back the many foreign debts that had accumulated over the years, and as a result, gave way to the invasion of English, Spanish, and French troops into Mexico. Within a year, English and Spanish troops withdrew after civil negotiations, but Napoleon III of France decided to take this opportunity to establish a Latin empire that would further progress the nation’s tyrannical regime. By late 1861, a well-armed French fleet stormed the port city of Veracruz, landing a large French force that drove the Mexicans into retreat. Moving on to the capital of Mexico City, the French sought to obliterate any Mexican resistance, taking over Mexico City and thus the country. Upon getting to the small town of Puebla, however, the well-armed, well-trained French soldiery encountered heavy resistance. The 8,000 strong French army attacked the smaller, poorly trained Mexican army of 4,500. Although the odds appeared to be stacked against the inadequately prepared Mexican army, the Mexicans prevailed on May 5th, 1862. Known as “the premier army of the world” at the tim...
First, narco-violence from overpowered drug cartels has become a major issue in Mexican politics. The severity of the problem is intensified by violent crime, kidnappings, and corruption. Although cartel violence is occurring throughout Mexico, border states have become exceptional hotspots. According to Grayson, the murder rate has more than tripled from 732 in 2006 to 2,648 in 2008, in Chihuahua, Baja California, Sonora, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas. A particular horror spot is Chihuahua’s largest city Ciudad Juarez, especially for young women. Tijuana competes with Ciudad Juarez as Mexico’s most dangerous city. Thus, Calderon’s administration is focusing on restoring safety to the border states.
The United States is a country with fusion of ethnic diversity. Each year, illegal aliens find their ways into the country through the border of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. The increasing figure of illegal aliens has become a problem. American citizens presuppose that illegal aliens are only those who enter the country without permission by crossing the border. These citizens don’t know that illegal alien’s population is similarly composed of people who are granted entry—via visa— and then stay beyond the permissible time. In addition, there are also those who violated the terms of permanent resident card or refugee permit, voluntarily or involuntarily. The bottom-line of this conflict is that, besides brutally disrespected Native Americans, all of the people within the United States who are granted American citizenship are either immigrants or descendants of immigrants. The past and current presence of immigrants causes constant modification of economy and culture in the persistently expanding system of the USA. Illegal aliens bring to this country additional tax revenue, expand the low-cost labor pool, and bring in good values and motivation consistent with the American Dream. They are working at extremely low wages, trying to live a better life than they had in their indigenous land. Illegal aliens are living in the invisible world, full of fictitious promises, with no rights. Because of these conditions, we will make a proposal to end this situation and give these communalized aliens the opportunity that they are worthy of.
Right now in the United States there is a war going on - a war between US Americans and Illegal Mexican immigrants. It has been an increasing problem in the last decade and when asking Americans, especially in the south, what problem is the biggest threat to national security, one of the first mentioned are “Illegal immigration”.
In the article “How to secure the border. Spoiler alert: A wall won't do it,” Sonia Nazario makes a case for violence-prevention programs that will help stem the flow of immigrants. Nazario begins by refuting each of the ways that the government has tried to deal with the problem of illegal immigrants. She then says that the best way to solve this dilemma is to deal with the root of the problem, which is not the people themselves, but what is forcing them out of their homes and into ours. The dangers of their home country are forcing them into the perilous journey of trying to cross the border. Next, Nazario used a city in Honduras as an example. By providing outreach programs, protecting the city’s citizens, and thoroughly investigating crime,
Illegal immigration is a “hot” topic in our country. There is controversy between the state and federal governments over who has authority, and our elected officials in Washington are addressing the issue, with limited success. The majority of us have some opinion on the subject, and our opinions tend to be based on how the issue will impact us. We question if illegal immigration is good for us. What are the costs to us? Is it in the best interest of our country? As nearly twelve million people have secretly slipped across the border to invade our space, our concerns have increased. While our concerns are important, we should not limit ourselves to a one-sided view. Only by understanding both sides of the issue, will we be inspired to work for an equitable solution
Mexico is one of the most populated and industrialized of the third world nations, yet it remains very impoverished in comparison to it’s northern neighbor. Recently Mexico has been the third largest trading partner of the United States, has become an important exporter of petroleum and plays a pivotal role in the politics of the region. Yet Mexico is frequently treated with neglect and misunderstanding by the United States. This treatment is why Mexico is hesitant about United States influence and investment in Mexico. While many foreign countries acknowledge the United States as a protectorate and a blessing, Mexico sees the United States as a problematic source. The idea of the United States overshadowing Mexico was best stated in Pofirio Diaz’s famous quote. From the Pofiriato up until today Mexico is still in the shadows of the United States; but with the creation of NAFTA the intentional distance between the United States and Mexico has begun to close.
...m as an emergency political problem and citizens should become aware of the negatives that have been an inhumane result of racial profiling and anti-immigration laws in recent years. It is also necessary for the nation to become informed and concerned on the positives of immigration reform. The necessary facets to begin with,which can be backed by sociological and statistical data, include the application of a pathway to citizenship for nearly 12 million undocumented immigrants, execute family reunification in various situations, and provide a safe haven for victims of international human trafficking. After all, is it not the nation’s utmost desire to be capable of building and providing The American Dream? If so, building a foundation of these ingredients is absolutely necessary in order to maintain great opportunity beyond any either country.
The United States and Mexican border has been the focus of an abundant amount of controversy the past decade in the States. The border wall, or border fence, is one of several barriers preventing illegal Mexican and South American immigrants from entering the United States. However, as statistics prove, immigration and drug smuggling has been on the rise the past few decades and our “three prong approach” is not confronting the escalating issue at hand. America’s border security is not resilient enough to deter these illegal immigrants and drug smugglers; our border wall must be fortified immediately.
Nowhere else in the world does an invisible line draw such a disparity in wealth and lifestyle. Our border with Mexico divides one of the West's richest countries with a struggling third world economy. The nature of the border presents many unique issues; Mexican refuges looking for a better life here in America, Mexican drug lords exporting drugs to drug savvy America, American jobs going overseas for cheaper labor, as well as the integrating of our two cultures. Mexican immigration is a liability in our country, for reasons that I will state. Yet despite its threat to the American way of life and economy, many powerful elites believe in amnesty because: it drives down labor costs (but they forget to mention workers wages as well), it is "racist" (or at least many political figures will have you believe), and it is a huge untapped constituency. I believe that it would be in the United States best interest to increase our military presence and use of high tech surveillance on the border and continue to work bilaterally with Mexico, as well as create harsher domestic laws to help limit the flow of illegal drugs and immigrants into our nation.