Defending the Borders: The Role of Border and Immigration by Gail B. Stewart

By Gail B. Stewart

Efforts to tighten native land safeguard have challenged the Untied States' conventional method of immigration and border keep watch over. This e-book explores the dramatic adjustments to the country's borders and coasts, and gives precious perception into the altering face of immigration.

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Seaport, for instance, would affect far more than the port itself. Fourteen 58 S e c u r i n g A m e r i c a ’s S e a B o r d e r s of the twenty largest American cities are on seaports, and nearby there are fuel terminals, nuclear power plants, and an infrastructure of highways, bridges, and railroads. S. Coast Guard and senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations cites Newark, New Jersey, as an example. ” 60 The ports are vital to the nation’s economy—much more so than either air or land traffic.

But residents said that almost everyone from Pohenegamook buys gas at Oullete’s—after all, the gas is often as much as twenty cents per gallon cheaper than Canadian gas. They also point out that the gas station is on a little spit of land surrounded by dense forest, reachable only from a driveway that starts in Quebec and ends in Maine. “There’s not even a fence there,” protests Jalbert. “It was an invisible line. S. secretary of state Colin Powell intervened to try to smooth ruffled feathers. Powell acknowledged the openness between the two communities.

S. homeland security adviser Tom Ridge (left) poses with Canadian foreign affairs minister John Manley after signing a new security agreement between the two nations in 2002. the border. One agent who works on the Ambassador Bridge connecting Windsor to Detroit says that his coworkers are confident in their abilities. “We don’t even talk about what happens if something gets through,” he says. ” 29 Help from Technology One method that has helped the inspectors at the Ambassador Bridge near Detroit be both thorough and quick is a new paperless reporting system called the National Customs Automation Program, or NCAP.

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