Collin L. Texas

Why we Must Enhance the Border Patrol

Persuasive letter to the next President urging to enhance the Border Patrol.

Dear Mr/Madam President,

Conceptualize a world where the United States of America had no border patrol. A United States with illegal citizens crossing the border to join the “land of opportunities”. Unfortunately, that’s the United States that we live in. Although the United States have created a border patrol, these so called “aliens” are still bypassing these patrollers. Mr/Madam President, strengthen and protect these borders to fend off these people from sneaking in. By enhancing the border patrol, there will be less illegal immigrants and an increase of legal jobs.

It has been a problem for the United States to keep these aliens from sneaking in. From 1990 to 2007, the population of undocumented individuals in the United States grew from 3.5 million to 11 million people according to WHITEHOUSE.GOV. There have been far too many illegals to count that we are now forced deport these immigrants back where they came from.“We need to know who's in the United States. We need to know everyone who's in the United States that comes in here from a foreign country. And we have to separate the ones who are dangerous from the ones who aren't. To accomplish that, we need a fence. We need a technological fence. We need a border patrol.”- Rudy Giuliani. Despite the fact , the United States have cut down the ratio by half the amount; they are still bypassing our so called border patrol.

Many argue that the price is far too high to pay as the United States have already invested eight billion dollars into the border patrol. The US citizens worry that the people from that country are in need of help and crave for more opportunities. Although, the money invested will keep these foreigners out of the United States and will calm down the amount of people bypassing the security. By calming down the amount of people, the United States could then launch a plan to save those immigrants in need for help. Thus, we are helping those in need and immigration conflict will be put into an end.

Finding jobs is harder than before, immigrants are taking all of the jobs/opportunities they can get; hence, US citizens are in deep dilemma. Though there has been some recovery from the Great Recession, there were still fewer working-age natives holding a job in the first quarter of 2014 than in 2000, while the number of immigrants with a job was 5.7 million above the 2000 level according to the CIS. Now, Legal jobs/opportunities are running out for the citizens and soon there will be no more.

I congratulate you for becoming the 45th president of the United States. Many people look up to you, to strive for the achievements that you’ve accomplished. But to keep the United States economy moving forward; moving the United States forward, you need to intensify the border patrol to do so. By strengthening the border patrol, there will be less foreigners to deal with and legal jobs will be easier to find.


Collin L.

Works Cited

By Tim Johnson - McClatchy Foreign Staff. "U.S. Border Patrol Issues New Rules on Deadly Force." Star-telegram. Web. 04 Nov. 2016.

"Continuing to Strengthen Border Security." The White House. The White House. Web. 04 Nov. 2016.

Leo Hohmann About | Email | Archive Leo Hohmann Is a News Editor for WND. He Has Been a Reporter and Editor at Several Suburban Newspapers in the Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina, Areas and Also Served as Managing Editor of Triangle Business Journal in Raleigh, North Carolina. Subscribe to Feed. "Serious New Problem at U.S. Border Patrol." WND. Web. 04 Nov. 2016.

Rathod, Sara, Phototreat/iStock, Ian Gordon, Stephanie Mencimer, Rebecca Leber, and Pema Levy. "The Border Patrol Is in Chaos. Can Its New Chief Make a Difference?" Mother Jones. Web. 04 Nov. 2016.

"US Mexico Border Fence and Patrol Operations." US Mexico Border Fence and Patrol Operations. Web. 04 Nov. 2016.

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