Differing Perspectives Paper
Brittany M. Coiana
Critical Thinking and Reading
March 20, 2013
Should the U.S military patrol the boarders? In my opinion I think the military should patrol the boarders. There are many reasons I could think why they should, but I’m going to give you my two most important ones. My first reason why the U.S military should patrol the boarders is to stop the illegal aliens’ from crossing over and causing taxpayers to pay money they shouldn’t. Our prison system is over flowing with illegal immigrants and costing us as tax payers to much money to keep them in there. Some are in for drug charges and some are in for murders that could have been permitted if we had a handle on our border patrol. According to The Federation for American Immigration Reform, in an article entitled "Criminal Aliens" stated: “Over the past five years, an average of more than 72,000 aliens have been arrested annually on drug charges alone. Among the alien federal prisoners, over half (55 percent) were illegally in the United States at the time of their conviction.” (www.immigration.procon.org) Another reason I feel the U.S military should patrol is because it could save lives. We have many in our prison system for the murder of our people, but what about the illegal aliens that are getting killed in car wrecks, getting killed by our border officers and being killed because they can’t make it through due to weather, starvation or even dehydration. According to NBC news, in an article entitled “Deadly crossing: Death toll rises among those desperate for the American Dream” stated: “Crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally has always been dangerous, but this year heat and drought have made the journey particularly deadly.” (www.openchannel.nbcnews.com) I think the U.S military would be a great step towards controlling our border. Not only will this save on taxes but also save lives.
I think Illegal aliens shouldn’t...