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  • Borders

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    Borders are concepts which encompass and exclude. They exist everywhere. Some are literal visible physical lines whereas others go beyond sight and exist in terms of characteristics such as monetary wealth, or even humanity. Over time these boundaries are redefined and in turn change the flow of daily life for the individuals they effect. In many cases it is the powerful governments which are in control of the pen which outline these symbolic and physical lines. However as history can prove even

  • On the Border

    528 Words  | 3 Pages

    On the Border Every year more than ten million immigrate to the United States from Mexico , most with the hope of achieving a better life. As more and more Mexicans settle into the U.S. the concern for our nation’s safety is questioned. Debate has been brought on if the U.S. government should build a wall on the U.S. - Mexican border. Despite the belief that a wall could help with the heavy drug trafficking brought into the U.S. and with the United States immigration issue, a wall should not be

  • On the Border

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    family deals with the everyday pressures immigrants often face and maintain a sense of humor throughout every experience. In an effort to have a unique identity, the family struggles with the social, psychological, and cultural duality "living on the border" causes them to have. The family in "Migrant Souls" is an example of the social effect racism has on a subculture. The first example of this is when Josie thinks about how her mother has sympathy for the families of "twenty-one Mexican males"

  • Border Patrol

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    United States Border Patrol has been around since 1904 enforcing and regulating laws under the immigration and Nationality Act. U.S. border patrol is now under the Department of Homeland Security, which was created as a response to the attacks of September 11, 2001. Over the years, their jurisdiction and missions have changed to better protect the safety of nation. Although border patrol is a need for any nation, their extensive acceptations to constitutional laws can often be taken advantage

  • Border Patrol

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    Border Patrol You are driving along with a group of friends in your car. You and your friends are talking and laughing having a good time, suddenly as you look in your rear view mirror you see that a sport utility vehicle is following your car. As your imagination begins to grow you begin to try and lose this “stalker”, as you are making your break; you see the flashing lights and begin to hear sirens. No, you are not in a disco dance club; you have just become another victim of, Operation

  • Border Culture

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    Traditions are passed on generation to generation in every culture. The U.S-Mexico border consists of numerous customs that have lived for hundreds of years. This essay examines Jose’ Pablo Villalobos and Juan Carlos Ramirez-Pimiento essay “Corridos and la pura verdad: Myths and Realities of the Mexican Ballad” which discusses the corrido. Chapter six, “Everyday Border Heroes” of Patricia L. Price’s book Dry Place which illustrates the reasons to the devotion to unofficial saints. Futhermore

  • Border Patrol

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    The U.S. Border Patrol is the organization that polices the access of illegal immigrants into our country. The bureaucrat task of the United States Border patrol is to defend the boundaries of the United States by preventing illegal admission, and by detecting, interdicting, and detain illegal aliens, smugglers, and illegal imports. Today, the United States Border Patrol is accumulative of 21 sectors. A chief patrol agent controls each sector. There are 145 stations placed throughout the continental

  • Border crossing

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    let go of some of yourself to have room for it all.” For me, border crossing is this form of kinetic learning. It’s the kind of process that leaves bruises, memories, and dirt under your nails. Personally, I have been able to define border crossing more clearly as I have learned to rock climb. Both border crossing and rock climbing approach challenges holistically and horizontally. Perhaps the principles shared by rock climbing and border crossing provide a solution to the problem I see in education

  • Crossing Borders

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    Crossing Borders   The beat-up Arab minivan slowed tentatively under the scrutinizing gaze of the Israeli soldier on duty. The routine was simple. About halfway between Damascus Gate in East Jerusalem and Ramallah, the West Bank commercial center, the driver, blaring Arabic music on his radio, maneuvered around the dusty slabs of concrete that composed the Beit Haninah Checkpoint. He waited for a once-over by the Hebrew-speaking 18-year-old and permission to continue. Checkpoints-usually

  • Life on the Border

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    Life on the Border I used to be a person who was hung up on material possessions. I was always wanting more, never satisfied with what I had. Whenever I would go to the mall, I would want everything that I saw. If I had money I would always spend it. I was constantly buying things that I didn’t need or only used once. I felt like I was unfortunate because I didn’t have a new outfit every week, and I couldn’t get a new pair of shoes every time I walked out the door, but that all changed the summer