Immigration and Border Protection

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Running Head: Immigration and Border Protection 1 Immigration and Border Protection of Department of Homeland Security Donald Capak Keiser University Immigration and Border Protection 2 Abstract It is my belief that the dissolution of the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization and Customs Service and the creation of separate agencies under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was sound political decision. It is my belief that it was also a move to show the American people that the government was making attempts to help strengthen our security. In the next…show more content…
Not only did this move reorganize three different organizations into one, but it also established a more unified system. This in turn helped communication and response to threats. With a single organization, instead of two or three, it helped keep the focus on the primary goal; there would be no more varying paths. It was basically unified under one leadership. Another reason that this was done was because the Customs and Border Protection was in need of a serious overhaul. Originally the Immigration and Naturalization Service received its roots after the American Civil war. Many states began passing their own laws regarding immigration, the federal government saw this as a problem and passed the Immigration Act of 1891, making immigration a federal manner.(2010, Immigration and Naturalization Service. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Customs_and_Border_Protection#U.S._Customs_Service.) In the early 1900’s immigration laws started becoming stricter to help protect U.S. citizens and their wages. Laws in 1921 and 1924 began limiting the amount of Immigrants entering the U.S. based on quotas. In 1940, President Roosevelt transferred the INS to the department of Justice where it would remain for the next forty three years. (2010, Immigration and Naturalization Service. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Customs_and_Border_Protection#U.S._Customs_Service.). Immigration and Border

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