This year’s election cycle brought heated debates and discussions about many things; “the wall”, free trade, NAFTA, immigration issues, borders security and policy issues. Regardless of which side of the political isle you stand, which way the political winds sway in Washington D.C., one thing is certain not to change with the election cycle, and that is, the actual physical border between The United States and Mexico. Therefore, if we can’t change that, and we can’t, then there needs to be solutions to problems that continue to exist between the two sovereign countries. Trade and Security are two of the most important factors for neighboring countries and they must not be ignored. Beyond just good political, diplomatic, and strategic vision it is important to understand there are cultural, education and diversity complexities which takes tremendous and often times delicate maneuvering to come together for the greater good of both economies and governments, as millions of people rely on successful trade agreements and security.
The United States and Mexico share more than 2,000 miles of border between 10 Border States with an estimated population reaching around 100 Million residents on both sides, making it the 4th largest economy on the planet. After Canada, Mexico is the United States’ third largest, and extremely vital trading partner. Daily trade and tourism are the two biggest components of relations between the two countries. According to the Office of the
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Unauthorized immigration has been a major political issue at least for the past 30 years, and is one of the most difficult to resolve. The problem relates to both economic and business realities of the U.S. and Mexico. There may be anywhere between 4 to 12 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. For undocumented immigrants from Mexico, population experts have discovered that there is a constant flow of both immigrants into the US and leaving the US . This is the primary reason why the exact number remains unknown.
many critics point out the illegal drugs are smuggled across our nation especially the Southwestern border and it is in wholesale quantity that the flow of illegal border crosser. Although it has been reduced in recent years, it is still significant problem for border security. Current administration takes the opposite side of this. They are saying that "they are working with Mexico government through the' Twenty first century border initiative', to improve coordination in planning, financing, building, and operating bi-national infrastructure; to enhance cross-border commerce and ties while managing our common threats; and to augment law enforcement cooperation to disrupt 'criminal flows' and enhance public safety. Also, The Administration is working with Canada to enhance joint law enforcement efforts and bolster cross-border security operations. Through the 'United States – Canada Beyond the Border Action Plan', Canadian and United State law enforcement are forging new ways of sharing resources, personnel, and information to uncover and disrupt threats that endanger the security of both the United States and Canada."( Border Security: DHS Progress and Challenges in Securing the U.S. Southwest and Northern Borders). It is creating a twenty first century border which is more secure now than it has ever been. Neither side in this debate seems interest in defining what a secure border means and without a definition of secure border, it is hard to say who is
I am going to talk about our borders, all of our borders not just the southern border between the United States and Mexico. When anyone talks about or mentions our borders the majority of the public automatically think of our southern border or the Mexico border only. Our northern Border is the longest common border in the world. It joins two nations that enjoy one of the world’s strongest relationships. So to keep the northern border secure Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has three goals to make this happen.
Within the western hemisphere, neighboring countries United States and Mexico have established an interesting relationship since their rise of independence. Within this relationship, several differences appear. These nations have had their fair share of struggles; yet both manage to coexist fairly well. When comparing both of these countries on the basis of commerce, education, and political stability the commonalities, discrepancies, and relationships become evident. As well as, the factors for the mass Mexican immigration to the United States and the harmful effects that result the country of Mexico as a whole.
Border Issues Today: Is the US trying to partner with Mexico? While it’s great that Latinos are slowly becoming appreciated and involved in the political process in the United States, there are issues of poverty and prejudice that are imperative that they are addressed. Immigrants crossing the border frequently encounter dangerous situations, many times resulting in death. For example recently and incident occurred “in Texas in which 18 Mexican migrants died after being trapped inside an abandoned truck in an attempted smuggling incident” (cnn.com). The United States and Mexico are currently trying to come up with an immigration agreement but it has been difficult. The proposal has come to the forefront of Mexican-American politics but was put aside due to the War on Terrorism and the War on Iraq. Colin Powell commented on how Mexican president Vincente Fox “wants Mexicans to be able to ‘come to our country legally and be received and have an opportunity to earn a living and take money back to Mexico and take skills back to Mexico. They want to go back to their home’” (cnn.com). Proposals have been mentioned under which “Mexicans with nonimmigrant visas would not have to return to Mexico to have their U.S. visas renewed” (cnn.com), however proposals like this have been rejected in congress already. Because on the United States’ current situation with the middle east it has been difficult to follow through with these plans of addressing Mexican immigration especially because
It seemed at first like any other family trip with mom all excited and planning, my step dad telling everyone not to pack to much, getting on another plane, and then we land. First thing that I noticed was the heat, it made my knees buckle. Then looking around and seeing all the men with guns, everyone seems so serious going through the lines that have green and red light that either say that you can go or you have to be stopped and searched. It was scary seeing all of this right before my eyes. Everyone was speaking a language that I wasn’t understanding. All sorts of people running out to us trying to give us rides or selling stuff, I don’t really know because I don’t know what they were saying. Once we found the
As the economic relationship between the United States and Mexico has extended, so has have the challenges that have threatened the security of the border of the United States. The United States is committed on constructing durable security measures to protect our border. The security of the border will always entail the immediate attention from both sides of the border in order to be able to keep the community safe. Unfortunately, managing the U.S and Mexico border can be extremely difficult, and there is not just one measure the United States is able to take in order to protect our border. The way we see the
From reading the stimulus material given I saw a relationship between the disappearance of language and technological advancements. In the Self Portrait Along the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States by Frida Khalo a painting that shows the differences between Mexico and America in the 1900s, there appears to be a difference of culture between America and Mexico. America is more modern, as Mexico is more classic. America’s modernization is shown in the different factories in the background, and Mexico’s classicism is shown through the ancient Mexican temple in the background. As stated in “Vanishing Voices”, written by Russ Rymer, “As modern inventions like cars enters their world, the Seris tend to adapt their language rather than import Spanish words. Erica Barnett uses an abandoned car as a hothouse to grow mangroves to replenish an estuary” (21). Rymer is stating that with new technologies, people need to adapt. I believe that not only do people need to adapt, but also governments need to be more accustomed to advances in technology. With the introduction of the Internet many governments need to change. This change would come through passing different laws which would censor the Internet and in doing so, limit freedom of speech, because this is widely controversial in the US. I began to look at why this is so controversial. According to Andrea Leadsom, a Conservative Member of Parliament for South Northamptonshire, the Internet should be censored for the kids.
Undoubtedly, one of the main concerns that has caused social unrest today is that of security. At this time, violence has made an impact in Mexico and threatens to escalate and surpass the US border. This challenge transcends my country and could have far-reaching consequences for Central and North American security. Unless we act now to solve these common issues, we are placing the future competitiveness and prosperity of
"Image in a self portrait generally communicates to the viewer information about the identity, character, environment, feelings and interests of the artist." In the case if "Between the Borderline of Mexico and The United States" Frida Kahlo expresses her feeling that she holds towards hr alien environment, and her cultural identity. This will now be proven through analyzing the portrait to prove the above quote.
The two countries share a 1,933-mile border that 350 million people cross legally each year, making it the worlds busiest. Mexico is the United States’ second-biggest export market and its third-largest import supplier. And a 2011 Gallup poll found that 84 percent of Americans think that what happens in Mexico is either “vitally important” or “important but not vital” to the United States more than said the same about Afghanistan, Iran, or Pakistan.
In the last few decades, globalization has opened avenues for trade, created new markets, and increased the porousness of borders; however, a feeling of national susceptibility stems from this relaxing of borders and fuels a securitization of movement along the U.S.-Mexico border. This constructed human security framework along the southern U.S. border also allows the U.S. government to exercises extraordinary, and even military means, to combat the perceived issue.
Unfortunately for the Zapotecs and other indigenous peoples, migration to the US does not bring an end to the structural and symbolic violence they must face. Unlike the systemic pressure present in Mexico and their home countries, Indigenous groups face societal pressures not only from migrant mestizos but from the dominant Anglo population of the United States. From their mestizo countrymen, they generally experience a less intense form of the violence from the home country. Generally, these include shame of public displays of their languages and racial insults. From the Anglo population, Indigenous groups are often misidentified and grouped within the broader Hispanic identity, not understanding that they are a different cultural group. To fit a mold that has been pushed upon them, Indigenous peoples are pressured to adopt multiple identities. In accordance to the US system of ethnic classification, Zapotecs identify as ethnically Mexican, followed by their regional identity as Oaxaquenos (Oaxaca region of Mexico), and as lastly as Yalalag Zapotecs (Cruz-Manjarrez pg.126). But by juggling multiple identities, Zapotecs and other indigenous groups have both gained both negative and positive aspects of themselves. By being labeled as Mexicans, Zapotecs and other Mexican indigenous groups can take pride in a nationality they have been denied for so long. As Oaxaquenos, there is a recognition of a broader pan-indigenous identity in Latin America. For Yalalag Zapotecs, the
Mexico border is more problematic than Canada, since “the scope of the U.S. - Mexican relations is broad and goes beyond diplomatic and official relations. Although, it entails extensive commercial, cultural, and educational ties, with 1.4 billion dollars
The impediments in the drug cooperation in the Colombia and Mexico in the books and my experience is the corruption and the fear to be kill, I explain in Mexico and Colombia is tremendous cooperation from the government with the United States and other organizations like INTERPOL, the problem does not relay on the amount of cooperation or information. In these two countries, other factor intervenes the first one is the low salaries that the police organizations pay to the police organizations pay to their agents in exchange to combat the organize drug cartels. This police officers many times see themselves approach by the cartels and offer money for information and they see themselves in an endless war were at the end they finish dead or betray.