The North American Free Trade Agreement

1782 WordsNov 25, 20168 Pages
Over the past few decades, spillover crime from Mexico to the United States of America has been an ongoing debate with regards to the North American Free Trade Agreement. Border port of entries such as California-Baja California, New Mexico-Chihuahua, Arizona-Sonora, and Texas-Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas have become the forefront of political controversy here in America as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Despite some advantages of the North American Free Trade Agreement, there have also been detrimental issues stemming from the loose barriers of free trade. Since the time NAFTA was implemented, there has been a significant increase in organized crime, to include drug trafficking and counterfeit commodities across U.S.-Mexico Borders through vehicle transportation. The validity of such criminal activity are drivers that directly impact the United States, and although they vary, they have a significant impact on those who live in a border city. Everyday life is influenced by spillover crime with regards to the importing of drugs and other illegal contraband that generally affects costs here in the US. Although some might argue that NAFTA has had all positive outcomes, organized crime has thrived since enforced. The North American Free Trade Agreement was first proposed with President Ronald Regan in about 1984, signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1993. With negotiations that went on for about a decade before it was
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