Border Security

Respond to the following short essay questions. You are to prepare and submit your midterm assessment in a Microsoft word document and submit as an attachment. Use proper APA for citations and format, which includes using Times New Roman (Font 12).  State each topic question followed by your response in paragraph form.  Your response to the questions combined should be at least 4-6 pages double spaced.

You should be using outside resources. Please keep in mind that even when you paraphrase, you must properly cite. What I am looking for here are your own thoughts and opinions that demonstrate your understanding of the topics and the course materials supported by peer reviewed or official documents (such as national strategies). When you submit your midterm (word document) for grading, it will automatically be submitted to Turnitin.

Answer the following questions:

  1. Describe the challenges faced by US Customs and Border Protection agents attempting to secure the border. Be sure to include:
    1. What is the functional equivalent of the border?

    2. What is the Fourth amendment exception as it pertains to border searches?

    3. How are seizure statistics used to justify the mission of border security? Should they be?

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