RESEARCH DESIGN The article by Rob Guerette is a case study involving the widely-reported increase of immigration into the United States. It tackles migration issues as well as related issues such as border security , security initiatives by individuals.. The article also provides in-depth research about the impact of illegal immigration into the United States including migrant deaths, deaths of non-migrants at the border, border security and the challenges faced by United States border patrol officers. The main purpose of the article was to provide an explanation as to whether the Border Patrol has any effect in saving the lives of people attempting to enter into the United States (Guerette, 2007). TYPE OF DATA USED The author has employed the use of qualitative data in order to draw out and support his ultimate conclusions. The author has used several types of data sources, including the BSI data system. The BSI is described as a “problem based policing strategy for data collection.” SAMPLING PROCEDURE USED A random sampling procedure was used to help remove bias in the author’s data collection. The data was collected from different websites that analyze border security. Random sampling procedure was effective because it helped the researchers choose from different previously-conducted research designs, and provide a summary of information collected from different areas of study. The dependent variable in the study is border security, while the independent variable in the study is the immigrants. From the research presented in the article, it is evident that the issue of border security is influenced by the issue of immigrants in the region (Rugg & Petre, 2007). FINDINGS OF THE STUDY According to the findings of the s... ... middle of paper ... ...ility of the experimental method is somewhat limited in that some outcomes cannot generalize into real world outcomes. The design method used was also expensive, since there are several pieces of equipment and tools that were required to complete the study. Further, the reliability of the study is limited in that it failed to identify and analyze the relative import of other factors that could lead to fatal accidents, such as localized infrastructure deficiencies. (DAlessio, Stolzenberg and Terry, Clinton, 1999). References DAlessio, S; Stolzenberg, L., and Terry, W. Clinton III (1999). Eyes on the Street: The Impact of Tennessees Emergency Cellular Telephone Program on Alcohol related Fatal Crashes. Crime and Delinquency, 45(4): 453- 466 Rugg, G., & Petre, M. (2007). A gentle guide to research methods. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill/Open University Press.
A leading American historian on race, policing, immigration, and incarceration in the United States, Kelly Lytle Hernandez’s Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol tells the story of how Mexican immigrant workers emerged as the primary target of the United States Border Patrol and how, in the process, the United States Border Patrol shaped the history of race in the United States. Migra! also explores social history, including the dynamics of Anglo-American nativism, the power of national security, and labor-control interests of capitalistic development in the American southwest. In short, Migra! explains
Throughout the book, the author tried to portrays the CBP and ICE as feeding monsters, who always keep the detention center beds filled and reap the federal budget. The thesis revolves around the militarization of the Border Patrol Agency, detention, deportation, humiliation and harassment of illegal immigrants by the agency, erosion of civil liberties, NSA’s privacy violations and a careful research to expose a vast and booming billion dollars industry. He shows that how the entire country has become a militarized border zone, with consequences that affect us all.
Qualitative data analysis requires a logical approach in order to interpolate data into useful information. Participants, and any further obtainable data that will shed light on the studied phenomenon should base the analysis on the objectives of the study, and the response.
However, one of the common criticisms of quantitative approach is that it does not penetrate very deeply below the surface; breadth is often emphasized at the expense of depth. Such a weakness can be overcome by qualitative methodologies such as in-depth interviews or participant observation or accompanied interviews/journey. The quantitative approach involves mainly the use of questionnaires. The qualitative methods used to improve both the design and interpretation of traditional surveys such as the administration of questionnaires (Deakin, 2001) are in-depth interviews, participatory and non participatory observations techniques.
This research paper focuses on the phenomenon of illegal immigration as a source of trouble for the state of US and the statement of the problem deals with the fact that Illegal immigration is a scourge on the country and can only be remedied by deporting the illegals and enforcing strict border laws. This study explores the issues caused by the large number of illegal immigrants abiding in the state of US without legal authorization such as economic burden, problem of resources, social issues and cultural problems. The research has been conducted using a qualitative method of collecting data and analysis has been done on the response collected by the interviewees. It also discusses the status of illegal immigrants
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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
One of the major issues surrounding border security is illegal immigration, “For the past two decades the United States, a country with a strong tradition of limited government, has been pursuing a widely popular initiative that requires one of the most ambitious expansions of government power in modern history: securing the nation’s borders against illegal immigration” (Alden, 2012). Many people are trying to enter the United States without the proper documentation and everyday they risk their lives and others just to make it across these borders. To avoid this law enforcement and other border security has threatened these illegal immigrants with detainment and arrest and different forms of punishment. In the efforts to deter the problem, it has been far beyond feasible because they still manage to get across and it does not change their intention...
The Importance and Appropriateness of Utilizing Different Methodologies for Research. Introduction The process of research entails the logical as well as systematic search for useful data and information with regard to a specific topic (Jha, 2008). It is also comprised of the investigation of the best, most cost effective and appropriate solutions to both social and scientific issues, following an objective and logical analysis. Jha, (2008) defines research as the search for knowledge and the discovery of the truth. During this process, the data can be gathered from a wide pool of sources among them interviews, books, nature among others.The data can then be analyzed with the appropriate data analysis tools, so as to report the findings