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HLSS311 – Professor George Faron
Without border security, you cannot have national security. The United States shares a southern border that measures on or about 2,000 miles, with Mexico. The U.S.-Mexico border was, established after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848; at the end of the Mexican-American War, “The treaty was signed on Feb. 2, 1848, in the village of Guadalupe Hidalgo, just outside Mexico City. It confirmed U.S. claims to Texas and set its boundary at the Rio Grande. Mexico also agreed to cede to the United States California and New Mexico (which included present-day California, Nevada, and Utah, and parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming) in exchange for $15 million and assumption by the United States of claims against Mexico by U.S. citizens. The treaty was ratified by, the U.S. Senate on Mar. 10, 1848, and by the Mexican Congress on May 25” (infoplease, 2007). This border constituted a representation of the United States interest of national security, to protect and safeguard the citizens and, to seek control of all access entry points. The significance of having border security is, it will have an interdiction on smuggling drugs and defend the United States from terrorism. Smuggling of illegal immigrants can, allow terrorists to gain entry and do harm to the United States and this is a high priority for the government to deter and prevent these criminal from crossing.
For the last twenty years, the smuggling of contraband such as, humans, drugs, weapons, and posed threats of terrorism, have increased. The drug cartels have spilt their violence across to the U.S. border-towns and having the citizens living in fear. The United States government, need to address this problem by; strengthen the nation’s borders to ensure the safeguard of the U.S. citizens and the freedom, that the United States of...