Homeland Security - Protecting Our Borders

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Abstract Priority for all nations is the fight against terrorism and drug trafficking, as this has become challenging with globalization. Globalization is a process among people, governments from other nations, organizations to interact and integrate by trade, investing and informational technologies. Social globalization can affect several things such as cultural clashes, disrupts people ways of living, including political and social relations. Terrorism and drug trafficking in Mexico has affected their globalization and security. The FBI defines domestic terrorism as the "unlawful use of force or violence, committed by a group(s) of two or more individuals, against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives (Terrorism, 2012). The Department of Homeland Security was created after the September 11 attacks mostly to protect the United States and U.S. Territories. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has been added to the Department of Homeland Security to enforce laws and regulations of persons entering the United States however after 9-11, two other enforcement agencies were created, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Homeland Security - Protecting our Borders U.S. Mexico border stretches approximately 1.954 miles with an estimated half a million people enter the U.S. illegally. Border patrol has increased over the last few decades due to illegal entry, smuggling and drug trafficking. The United States Army was called in to assist with security. The military brought in highly sophisticated equipment and helicopters to help increase the security operations. By the year 2000, the Mexican government tried to combat the drug cartels only causing the violence to increase. After the 9-11

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