The appalling attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001 were without doubt the trigger of dramatic changes. The global spread of insecurity upon public perception tended to restructure those existing mechanisms intended for providing national security. The US, as a prime targeted nation by that kind of terrorism, recognised the porosity of its borders and subsequently detected existing loopholes in terms of migration policies. In fact, the investigative results from 9/11 terrorist acts put in evidence significant weaknesses in terms of border security and migration. Precisely, the aim of the current paper is to evaluate the most notable effects that the 9/11 terrorist attacks generated in terms of border security and migration policies in the US.
The over-dependent on foreign capital flows had made the Mexican economy very vulnerable to any sudden and major flux of this capital fund which was very much dependent on the investors? confidence level in the Mexican economy. The fact that majority of the capital funds was in the form of portfolio capital instead of foreign direct investment (FDI) had also worsen the situation. The ratio of portfolio capital to FDI had increased substantially from 1:1.3 in 1990 to 1:6.5 in 1993. Given the volatile nature, portfolio capital tends to respond with greater speed to changes in the environment.
The large number of immigrants entering the United States has put a strain on the country, creating a need for tougher border security measures and reforms. The situation and security of America 's border is an epidemic that threatens not only the well being of Citizens in the U.S. but also the lives of those seeking refuge trying to enter the United States. This problem recognized by former Governor Michael Steele, who has expressed his opinion on illegal immigration in the past “Secure our borders first. Let us know and let us make sure the American people know that we’re taking care of the important business of dealing with the illegal immigration into this country. You cannot begin to address the concerns of the people who are already here
Many questions were brought to the attention of the public eye, such as why the September 11 attacks weren’t diffused prior to the deaths of innocent Americans. Questions of this nature became centered around Al-Qaeda’s insurgence living in and abroad the United State, as the main culprit in the 9/11 attacks. These attacks on U.S. soil revealed a direct correlation to the failure to report issues, and the U.S. unwillingness to address problems before they escalated. This tragic event brought up many pubic, political, and international concerns to strengthen security in and around our nation in order to prevent future terror groups from causing death and destruction once again. The main emphasis was to “wage war on terror”, a slogan George Bush Jr. incorporated in his quest to eliminate terrorism all across the world.
He argues that Western policymakers should instead worry about the "enormous threat" Saddam Hussein poses "to the sovereignty and stability of every country in the region." Regrettably, the current sanctions on Iraq have been ineffective. The starkest indication came on September 11. Strong evidence suggests Iraq supported terrorist activities related to the attacks on that infamous day, sanctions notwithstanding. Sanctions have also been ineffective in preventing Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) programs.
The threat to global security was noticed due to the fact that the terrorist attack was identified as a link of a global relationship spanning from the United States (U.S.) to Europe and the Middle East originating in Afghanistan (Kay, 2011) The revival on the threat emerging from failed states has come at a time in which armed conflict between nations states are in decline. The shift from decreasing inter-state warfare has seen a huge rise in intrastate conflict (Brock, et al., 2012). The security issues experienced by failed states are seen in the form of lawlessness, crime, tyranny, disease, demographic pressure and other security threats causing some areas to descend into chaos (Kaplan, 2000) .Recently the phenomenon of a failed state has become much... ... middle of paper ... ...al security. It critically relies on terrorist groups to aid its campaign against India, to secure influence in Kashmir and other regions (Riedel, 2008). The presence however of these terrorist groups have been felt in many incidents outside of Pakistan such as attacks on American embassies , Bombings in India , Aeroplane hijackings worldwide all planned from the safe havens and support provided to Terrorist groups in areas of Pakistan which the government have lost control of (Gunaratna & Iqbal, 2012).
As we reflect upon the terrifying events of 11 September 2001, we are haunted by analogies from our past. But historical analogies require careful examination, for choosing among them influences the way we will think, speak, and act. Commentators have compared the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to Pearl Harbor, because both attacks came without warning. With Pearl Harbor as the primary analog, the attacks on New York and Washington were quickly termed "acts of war." That is understandable, but dangerously imprecise.
American civil liberties are defined as civil rights designed with the purpose of limiting government intervention in citizen’s affairs (Civil Liberties 1). After the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the United States government enacted new policies that did not universally coincide with the civil liberties Americans are guaranteed. Several of the new procedures enacted were unnecessary and caused average American citizens to have to live without the civil liberties they are assured that they will receive. Also in an attempt to infiltrate terrorist organizations, interrogation tactics have become brutal and grotesque. Despite the victim’s criminal status, basic rights the law guarantees such people are being defiled.
In times of crisis, water boarding acquires the essential lifesaving information in time sensitive situations. The CIA, commonly thought of as the United States international secret police, has many notorious people in doubt of whether they are doing good or simply abusing their power by violating basic human rights. After the horrific events of 9/11 America stepped up to the plate to do whatever was necessary to ensure the safety of this country and the citizens that preside within it. Many things changed after one of the most remembered days in America’s history, 9/11. Airports came through with incredible advances in their security.
A recent report from the Global Commission on Drugs claims that the US led war on drugs is a... ... middle of paper ... ...s the border illegally, the drop can also be attributed to the economic recession. Since the attacks on September 11th, the United States has done a formidable job in preventing another attack. Still, there is much violence that is engulfing its southern neighbors. The United States must allocate resources to help Mexico fight the war against the cartels. Mexico must be cooperative and not be too sensitive about its sovereignty when working with The United States.