The U.S. Borders are here to protect the U.S., but are they really? The borders prevent illegal immigrant coming to the U.S., buy yet they don’t seem to be doing their jobs. There is a border dividing Canada and Mexico.
Although lightning is something that you see, Cantu describes it in a way that makes you feel it. The lightning isn’t just a flash of light; it is “hot,” making it sound more intense even though Cantu can’t actually feel heat coming from it. The simile, “like a line of neon” makes the image of the lightning more captivating and clear; everything hidden in darkness is suddenly illuminated. The adjective “shuddering” makes the lightning sound extremely powerful, and out of the blue. At the beginning of his 27 July entry, Cantu does say that he is, “finally allowed to patrol on his own.” This fact, paired with the physical landscape of the lightning described, indicates that Cantu, even if very briefly, finally feels confident in his ability to do his job well. He is struck with an intense moment of clarity, though it lasts only for an instant. Additionally, the way that Cantu sandwiches this entry between two more intense, story-like entries gives it an electrifying feel in that it is sudden and brief. Its placement further suggests that Cantu’s moment of confidence and clarity is
The United States Border Patrol is a police force located all over America. Most people think the only job Border Patrol has is chasing down immigrants due to the media coverage on the Mexican border. Although it is a big part of the job it is not the only thing done. The main position for agents is in Mexico, another main location is Canada. Between the two locations 21,000 agents patrol 6,000 miles. (Department of Homeland Security, n.d.) The Border Patrol’s keeps illegal people, drugs, and weapons of mass destruction from entering our country. Another major responsibility is to prevent terrorist from trying to cross the border. In order to prevent this from happening Border Patrol have check points with man power alert at all times. Equipped with the best equipment from the government they stop virtually everything crossing. I along with most of the country feel that this is a very important job in the United States.
Like Bridie and Sheila they too are the forgotten victims of war, left to get on with life in their new country. The opening short sentences establish an atmosphere of sadness and apprehensions as the negative connotations of ‘dampness’, ‘crowded’ and ‘sank’ denote feelings of loss. As the ‘Immigrants’ wait in silence, the onomatopoeia of ‘the train’s whistle’ is a stark reminder of their transition into a new world and loss of the old. A melancholic tone is used to frame feelings of depression coupled with the pathetic fallacy of ‘crowded air’ and ‘dampness that slowly sank into our thoughts’ to capture vividly the common experiences of dislocation that is being felt. The alliterative use of ‘slowly sank’ highlights a loss of hope further denoting pessimism about an uncertain future in a country where indifference is experienced. Skrzynecki’s use of personification ‘time hemmed us in’ reflects the confinement of the immigrants as the extended metaphor of time is symbolic of stasis in their lives, moments of transience, but with little meaning. This loss of identity, both cultural and personal is further expressed through the figurative language where the powerful simile ‘like cattle bought for slaughter’ profoundly expresses their fear and pessimism through
The U.S. Border Patrol to me is very important to the United States of America and to me as well. Without the Border Patrol, America would be a goat standing in the middle of a wolf cage. The Border Patrol and their agents border the boundaries of America so we can be safe in our homes. People don’t realize how important any kind of law enforcement is, until the day that they need assistance comes. I don’t take our men and women who protect us Americans; it is something that not everyone can say that they have. I have no one in my family that has worked with the Border Patrol, and I want to be the first in my family to join the Border Patrol. I am from Del Rio Texas, a border town neighbors with Mexico. The U.S. Border
While visiting migrant camps that were being flooded by the torrential rain in Visalia, he was filled with anger at the conditions in which these people were living (DeMott 3). The people
The hardened border paradox is the process of the US making it tougher for criminals to smuggle drugs, weapons and people into the country along with difficult procedures to get into the country legally. The result is violence among and along the border for and by immigrants and border patrol officers. Criminals are also using extreme measures to be successful, they are not far from using pay-offs, verbal and physical threats, torture and murder to remove obstacles that may hinder their illegal activity. As the laws tighten on preventing illegal entry more ways are being thought of to get contraband through. Bean quoted Stephen Flynn author of America the Vulnerable as writing “stepped-up enforcement along the Mexican border suggests that
First let's start off with with what the Keeper’s are for those who don’t know. The Keepers are people who are like a Border Patrol. They watch the border and any kids that come over with no parents they take in. Now I know they sound like the good guys, but they're not. These people who take them in put them to work, they have to work for there food. They sometimes are even torchured by the Keepers. The kids they brought in were somewhat like orphans. Ton Ton was one of those kids. Ton Ton was beaten and brought to the infirmary. Ton Ton said that he was the one who told the story of what happened to them. He was not the smartest kid, but he smart enough to figure out what was going on and what was happening.
“Storm Warnings,” true to its literal subject matter, possesses flowy sweeping syntax created by the strategic use of commas and phrasing to draw parallels between the physical oncoming winds and the gales of life. The author crafts a long run-on sentence that spans the first stanza and carries on into the latter portion of the second to mirror the continuous flowing of windy weather and the forward motion of life. Once the speaker notices the brewing storm, they “walk from window to closed window, watching boughs strain against the sky.” In this portion of the affromented run-on sentence, alliteration, rhythm, and the repetition of words all contribute to the impression of movement. The various “w” sounds at the beginnings of words and the repetition of the word “window” create a sensation of continuously flowing forward, especially when read aloud; the comma adds a small swirling pause to the rhythm, which is then soon after resumed with the word “watching.” Just as the poem rhythmically moves forward with its long phrases connected with frequent commas, so must life carry on with each additional experience, whether it be misfortunes or joys. The elongated syntax allows all these elements to work together within sentences to highlight the similarities between physical storms and emotional struggle and to stress the inevitability of predicaments in life.
The problem of drugs coming over into the United States from Mexico is not new, but it is serious and in spite of many efforts by American law enforcement and border authorities, it continues day after day. This paper reviews the problem from several perspectives and brings to light attempts the U.S. has made to stop drug trafficking on our border with Mexico. The biggest issue regarding border security is the power of the drug cartels, and the majority of emphasis in this paper is directed towards the cartels.
The conflict between the mother and border guards continues as the family “… drove to the Canadian border” (King 139). Readers may expect Canadian guards to ask the same questions. However, the Canadian guard first introduces herself with her name as Carol and greetings as follows: “you folks sure have a great day for a trip.” (140). This quickly establishes a warm and welcoming atmosphere; specifically, Carol’s words made her seem more approachable in comparison to U.S. guards. However, Canadian guard still reinforces citizenship laws where it prevented the family to cross borders as the mother continue responding to the question of her citizenship as “Blackfoot”. Hence, the question of citizenship became ineffective in determining the mother’s
Have you ever wondered why your taxes were so high. Well some of your taxes are raised by illegal immigration. Mexican people have been flowing through our borders like crazy. Our last president has made the mistake of giving everyone welfare and illegal immigrants live off of welfare and don’t pay taxes. Welfare is just an add on to our taxes and it is expensive. So to stop this we need stronger borders. Which the government is investing in the borders to put up. This is also important for safety reasons to.
The defectiveness of border security has been an issue in the United States for decades. When the United States decided to place a small limit to the amount of border crossings, people decided to take it upon themselves to cross over illegally without considering consequences. The Mexican- United States border and the Northern Canadian – United States border have much in common. The Northern border is controlled only so far by patrol before a fence of trees takes the place, making it difficult to get through as they zigzag. Because so many illegal immigrants began to start their lives in America, the United States placed a high fence that ran 200 miles across the states desert territory on the south end. This cause the people over in the Mexican
This paper explores what the development of an accelerated border-crossing program refered to as NEXUS reveals about changing political geography of citizenship in contemporary North America. What makes it an especially worthwhile focus for analysis is the manner in which its development as a border management program has taken shape as a technological fix mediating two extremely significant and contradictory sets of contemporary social forces in North America. On one side are the economic forces that continue to generate pressures for liberalized cross-border business movement in the context of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) while on the other side are the political and cultural forces that lead to heightened border surveillance
It was reported in the San Antonio Express News that “Border-Patrolling Drones Would Call Texas Base Home.” Lynn Brezosky reported that “U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin cut the ribbon for the launch of the nation’s fourth base for operating border surveillance drones.” This is important in securing the U.S.-Mexico border, which the U.S. has an approximate 1,933 mile long border with Mexico (Beaver). Brezosky also reported that “the Homeland Security budget called for two drones for Texas.” The new drones in Texas are another step towards securing the U.S. border with Mexico. On the other hand, the so called “border fence” is producing less than favorable results.