In the article, “Along U.S. Borders” by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection I have learned that the U.S. is big on the amount of time and effort that is put into protecting their country. This text’s central idea is about protecting the U.S. from any possible harm. In support of their central idea, the author writes “450 officers were given the responsibility of combating illegal entries and the growing business of human smuggling”. This supports the central idea because they have 450 officers protecting their border in order to prevent any outsiders from causing harm to the U.S. The author also writes “ Border Patrol is specifically responsible for patrolling the 6,000 miles of Mexican and Canadian international land borders and 2,000 miles of coastal waters . “ This supports their central idea because they have all the area surrounding the U.S. secured with their patrol, missing no land unprotected.
This makes me wonder if it’s American pride that makes them do all this extra patrol or is it that they don’t want Mexicans to enter their land. What do they have against Mexicans is my real question. I don’t believe that they are making a change in having so much protection because it’s also the U.S. citizens who bring in illegal substances.
In some ways protection is necessary but I question if that is their real intention. The U.S. will continue to enforce more border patrol laws but will it really make a change if they aren’t fixing the overall issue?