The U.S. Border Patrol
By Ricardo Ortiz
Border and Coastal Security CJ453
Written Assignment: The U.S. Border Patrol
Examine the current status of the U.S. Border Patrol along the Mexican border. What makes the duties and responsibilities of this position one of the most important and dangerous of any law enforcement position in the country? What measures could be implemented to make the border a safer and more secure environment for all U.S. Citizens? Prepare a 2 –3 pages, well constructed essay, to discuss these questions.
During the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Border Patrol and other federal agencies merged were called into a new U.S. Agency Customs and Border Protection. By tradition, the mission of U.S. Border Patrol has always been the protection and prevention of the illegal entry of aliens and smuggling of illegal contraband into the U.S. After 9 / 11 he adds a new and high priority mission, to detect and prevent the entry of the U.S. terrorists. This is a very active department, work long hours and agents try to do everything possible to meet their daily mission with many cases, limited resources and many of those are not available. The security of the country depends on it; over 100 officers have lost their lives in the line of duty.
First at all, of all the federal agencies U. S Border Patrol is charged with the responsibility to protect the U.S. not because of the influx of immigrants into the country, also by the violence that has raged on the border with Mexico for drug trafficking and weapons. However they have to monitor roads and airports in some areas where more illegal immigrants. Since 9 / 11 deaths at the border have increased alarmingly. This makes their work their primary mission, the stop and prevents the entry of terrorists and weapons of mass destruction into the country, as they have to focus on other areas with very little capacity for large area to...