Border Policy On The Border

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In 1924, the United States government created the border patrol in an effort to prevent the spread of the smuggling of alcohol, which had been banned in 1920. During World War 2, the border patrol were tasked with the prevention of infiltration of Axis saboteurs through the border. 7 years after the war ended in 1952, agents were finally allowed to arrest individuals for illegal entrance. In 2006, a bill sponsored by Peter King, was signed into law by George Bush and voted for with bipartisan support with Democrats and Republicans voting for it, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. While on the campaign trail in 2015, Clinton mentioned her vote. She states"I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in. And I do think you have to control your borders"(Halper). Pictured below is the current border fence, that covers approximately 600 miles of the southern border. . (CNN) From 2006 to now, the democratic party has changed their strong anti illegal immigration stance to be more lenient and forgiving. These leniencies have emboldened Conservatives to force stronger legislation to be passed into law. During the run for the 2016 presidential Donald Trump Announced his plan for a border wall on the southern border. Donald Trump says "I will build a great wall -- and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me --and I'll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on
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