In the past four years, over 34,000 people have been murdered, during their new president’s war on drugs. Both Mexican and American officials say the two countries have never worked closer in fighting crime, are facing growing pressure to prove that their strategy is working, but, as stated before the problem is still spilling over the border and is becoming a source of mounting concern in our states in our Southwestern region. There has even been some evidence found, that bounties have been placed on the heads of agents in the United States Border Patrol. The Department of Homeland Security has issued, a warning to law enforcement officers in west Texas, due to retaliatory killings by Mexican gangs. The agency has even suggested that agents’ change their routes and wear body armor while on duty.
The Effects of Border Security on the US and Mexico The Effects of Border Security on the US and Mexico Unquestionably, one of our primary focuses that have caused discontent amongst Americans is that of border security. Research shows that drug trafficking-related violence between the drug trafficking organizations (DTO’s) has increased tremendously and deaths in Mexico surpassed 50,000 between December 2006 through the end of 2011. This is an illicit business that profits more yearly in revenue than a majority of our multinational companies. (Painter, 2013) This in itself explains why people, especially in poverty stricken areas of Mexico want to link together with DTO’s. Unless we fight the war on drugs and reinforce the ports of entry, the major threat to the US will eventually extend beyond our ports and crime will continue to rise.
70 percent is an unbelievable high number when it comes to homicides. How do you suppose the percent of killings increased to 70 without people being able to purchase a gun? Yes, there are some regulations on buying guns today but obviously not enough if guns cause 70 percent of homicides. When someone is buying a gun they are not going to tell the employees that they are going to go crazy and kill people. The owners of the gun stores are actually not responsible with what the clients do with the gun; therefore the employees have to do a background check
:D Illegal Immigration The population of the United States is roughly 300 million people; of those people, 11.2 million are illegal. Illegal immigrants (mostly Mexicans) bring with them crime, drugs, and cost the American government billions of dollars yearly. This can greatly decrease the value of a country’s economy. Legal immigrants are a key step to help any nation’s economy thrive and grow (mostly the white ones), but illegal immigrants hinder and dismantle it (mostly the black, brown, and yellow ones). Most illegal immigrants that cross into the U.S. come from Mexico (shocker).
In 1985, the cost of shootings was an estimated $14 billion nationwide for medical care, long-term disability, and premature death. In robberies and assaults, victims are far more likely to die when the perpetrator is armed with a gun than when he or she has another weapon or is unarmed. I believe that there are a few solutions that can be used to solve this problem at both a community and national level. The first course of action is to establish a national system for registering guns and ammunition. Anyone can obtain a gun by going to a state with less restrictive laws or by getting a friend who lives in the state to buy the guns for them.
In addition, 63,000 were removed by the INS and 183,000 were awarded green cards, and therefore deemed legal (Illegal). Many feel the INS should bolster its standards because so many more people are receiving green cards then those that are being deported. The United States poor border patrol is one the largest causes of our large illegal immigration population. Unlike all the other immigrating cultures, Mexicans have a direct path into America . The Untied States-Mexico border is the site of the large majority of illegal immigration.
Gun Control and Crime Rates Steven Osmer Columbia Southern University Gun Control and Crime Rates The rate of crimes related to firearms in the U.S has risen from previous years. Possession of guns by the public has been of major concern to law enforcement agencies and some people have been advocating for gun control as a way of reducing crime. This would, in effect, reduce the number of guns owned by citizens. Advocates of this policy argue that such restrictions will reduce crimes through firearm unavailability. Opponents of the policy, however, argue that this will deny rightful owners of guns a chance to utilize this tool in other activities.
Politicians have stated thy will introduce new laws wanting tougher background checks, forced registration, and outright banning of military looking firearms. All these types of new laws will cut down on crime and make this country a safer place. But I believe the way to protect against a bad person with a gun is a good person with a gun. First of all on the issue of it will cut down on violent crime, who are they kidding criminals rarely obey laws; studies show most criminals acquire guns through friends or theft. Adam Lanza the shooter at Newtown stole the guns he used from his mother.
border of those attempting to cross into the United States from Mexico without authorization from the Federal government of the United States. The number of deaths has steadily increased since the middle 1990s with exposure (including heat stroke, dehydration, and hyperthermia) being the leading cause. According to the United States Border Patrol, 1,954 people died crossing the U.S–Mexico border between the years 1998-2004. In the fiscal year ending September 29, 2004, 460 migrants died crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. In 2005, more than 500 died across the entire U.S.-Mexico border.
According to Ted Lewis, “Eighty percent of the 75,000 guns Mexican authorities seized from criminals during the past 3 years came from the U.S.” (16). the lack of gun control sales in the U.S. is not only affecting the public safety of our people, but threaten the safety of our neighbors among the