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U.S. Immigration Policy

Updated: Dec 7, 2021


This paper is about the immigration border security policy implementation for the United States. The goals of this policy is for border security operations to gain better transparency, surveillance and improved technology. The transfer of information of immigrants between US departments and intelligence agencies is vital to the border security operations success. Border security has an improved proposal for tracking individuals between borders for high risk real world case scenarios. The purpose of this policy is to prevent any national terror attacks and catch criminals between borders. Every American has relied on the protection of border security and the importance of preventing international insurgencies through the immigration process.

Keywords: transparency, operation success, insurgencies.

Immigration Border Security Implementation

Border surveillance and security policy is a reform to the current administration policy that will enhance the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) capabilities to make high risk calls, implementation issues, and provide better protective coverage. A goal of the immigration national security policy is to implement transparency between the U.S Department of Defence (DOD), DHS, U.S Army National Guard, and intelligence agencies. Post-9/11 national security policies have changed the way Americans view the persistent need for better defence and surveillance of immigrants. Trading and providing information between U.S departments and intelligence agencies creates a productive and effective U.S intelligence community.

The second goal of this policy is surveillance of incoming and outgoing immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. In addition to transparency, the surveillance of these individuals is important to prevent terrorism attacks, local criminal offenders, drug and human trafficking crimes. With the help from other departments and agencies, the immigration border security policy will gain operational control quickly. Preventing high risk criminals is vital to the operational success of this policy implementation. The surveillance gathered from each department and agency is a small piece to a bigger puzzle that if shared between the intelligence community will provide a effective counter-terrorism or crime response. The US intelligence community has the best pool of information and data analysis that is constantly reviewed for interpersonal response to be used in the field. Border Security’s purpose is to find the information through surveillance and use it in the field to serve and protect.

The final goal for this policy is to enhance better technology to prevent and respond to border issues. This would include unmanned aircraft systems also known as drones, biometric systems for tracking humans across borders, and scanning technologies for drug and illegal substance searches. The unmanned aircraft systems are to search for individuals that cross the border illegally. These drones can be used for combat and in response to a criminal attack. Scans have been implemented at airports, train systems, and border posts yet the scans discussed are to be used for individuals crossing the border with drugs, biological diseases, and harmful chemical materials. The significance of using these enhanced technologies would be to trace criminal networks that intend to spread terror across the US border.

Transparency changes in current immigration policy creates a new standard of communication, highlighting the importance of cultural diversity among economic infrastructure and the US-Mexican political international relationship. Patriotic cultural assimilation through the immigration policy is a root cause for the US-Mexican political relationship today. Respecting Mexican immigrants through this policy is vital to operational success because the rooted underlying implications of domestic and international transparency generates a higher level of prosperity in comparison to other nations in the world. The reasons for a close American and Mexico political international relationship is to increase the standard of living for Mexican-Americans through the immigration process. Embracing cultural assimilation allows Mexican immigrants to achieve a successful lifestyle while working in the United States. Creating a safe working environment which is free from workplace discrimination will relive the tensions on border security.

In addition to transparency, implementing higher education for low skilled immigrants will help achieve a broader respect for individuals that have low wages, pay little in taxes and receive above-average levels of government benefits and services. (Siavelis & Coates, 2009, 173) According to Siavelis and Coates, forty nine to sixty percent of illegal immigrant adults are high school dropouts. Stopping historical patterns through investing in selective immigrants to gain higher education in the US will gain information long term and enhance the intelligence communities' transparency between the Mexican-American border. A way to achieve this is the US Department of Education (DOE) and DHS gain information on their selective higher education achieving immigrants to gather intelligence from their candidates' Mexican region. Achieving transparency between US departments could prevent hostile individuals who enter the country legally searching work or school. Redefining the necessity for transparency through surveillance on international immigrants will decrease the number of individuals from hostile regions entering the US illegally.

US surveillance intelligence will help prevent cases like illegal Mexican immigrant workers from Newark, New Jersey 2007 held responsible for a 4 death shooting of which leaving 3 college students in good standing dead. (Siavelis & Coates, 2009, 134) Undocumented workers from Mexico are a politicized issue for working class Americans and their safety against criminal gangs and violence. Creating strong surveillance within the DHS and creating preventive measures when selecting job candidates for large industries will track hostile immigrant individuals. Working in unison to prevent against the effects of poverty and criminal gang violence even when facing issues of first and second generation undocumented immigrants can enhance border security breaches.

The advancement of working class immigrants seeking higher education and property rights has increased the amount of immigrants seeking the American Dream. However, counterbalancing the competition for capitalist economic infrastructure and abundant “under the counter” jobs to offset costs have left many immigrants without a legal way out. There predicament falls between first and second undocumented workers for companies while living in America illegally without benefits and proper health care. The importance of surveillance is to prevent second generation workers that are labeled permanent outsiders that cause resentment and become violent. Their immigration led by hopes of inclusion only to have those dreams dashed away by bigotry and marginalization witnessed by their children and grandchildren dropping out of schools, joining gangs and giving up on mainstream values. (Siavelis & Coates, 2009, 136)

The final goal of this immigration policy is to provide advanced technologies to the specific immigration departments and agencies. Major concerns about current technologies are transparency and surveillance issues that arise from lack of information and knowledge of criminal intentions in the US. Transformation of power or jurisdiction of criminals and personnel that are processed within the three departments of DHS. Since each department oversees a variety of immigration policies it is imperative that the right information is gathered from the biometrics, drones, security clearance, background checks and previous work history are distributed among the field agents that enforce immigration policy. The importance for these advancements in technology is to ensure a fair and equal law enforced throughout the border states.

For example, the case study discussed previously of the shooting in New Jersy by a undocumented worker resulted in the premeditated murder of three innocent university students. The criminal had lived and worked in the United States for many years before committing this act of murder before law enforcement found that he was an illegal alien. These technological advances for an in depth analysis could have prevented this turned hostile undocumented worker from retaliating against the local college students which he thought was his oppressors.

The main focus of this new policy implementation is to give the different immigration departments and agencies the tools to perform their jobs effectively. If we use the case study mentioned, we can identify a few key issues which were a lack of surveillance around the border states, lack of intelligence and technology to track down this undocumented worker living in America. A key issue that could prevent future immigrants coming into America from being hostile or feeling oppressed by systematic racism is to program rehabilitation into the immigration reform. Oftentimes, immigrants come to America hoping for a better life but get stripped away of their national identity that has been a big part of who they are. They don’t know how to live in another country and abide by different rules and social standards that aren’t readily told to them. This could lead to immigrants feeling like they are outsiders and turn to drugs or violence to get their revenge on their oppression.

Rehabilitation driven by the DHS and their local teams could help mediate special cases of immigrants that fall into bad habits, are unrepresented in the workplace, or outcast to society generally. This program run internally within DHS could be the gateway to an easier transition of life within the American public system. Allowing immigrants the opportunity to showcase their talents and diversity that makes America the country of possibilities. Immigration rehabilitation programs could be the key that unlocks endless potential human capital investments that can change the way our country functions and is viewed internationally. On a global scale, immigration rehabilitation will gather the most intelligence, provide various opportunities to create new technologies and provoke security surveillance ideas that help protect our country.


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