Protecting Our Borders

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Individual Work-Week 7
Melissa Moore
Everest College, CPO4003-2
Instructor DePlato
5/29/14

Borders can be real or artificial, but they are basically the lines that separate geographic areas. The borders of the United States for instance, consist of the East and West Coasts which means that we are not a landlocked country. Due to their geography, they would be relatively difficult to penetrate. We also have our Northern and Southern borders which are land borders of considerable length. These borders also contain some very remote areas that can be hard to patrol in order to ensure that these borders are secure. “The northern border, though, is typically seen as a less likely spot for illegal crossings because it borders on a rich country as opposed to a relatively poor one. In these ways, geography determines which U.S. borders are most likely to be crossed illegally” (Inknparkchick, 2012). In most countries, borders are protected by a military or law-enforcement presence of some sort and these countries protect their borders for various reasons. “Borders - particularly national borders - affect travel and migration. People can usually move freely within their own country’s borders, but may not be allowed to cross into a neighboring country” (National Geographic Society, 2014). Each individual country will have its own rules as to who is allowed to travel, work, and live within their borders. Many countries will issue work permits or visas to non-citizens which allows them to work or travel in that country, but they are limited in the type of work they can do and how long they can stay. A very crucial component of a nation’s security is its border control. “For a country the size of the United States, however, the length of its land borders and coastlines poses a significant security challenge” (Rossmo, et al, 2008).…...

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