demonstrate your understanding of the topics and the course materials

Respond to the following short essay questions based on the course materials presented for weeks 1-4. 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  pages.

Based on the assigned readings, your responses are to be in your own words with minimal quotes.  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. 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: a.What is the functional equivalent of the border?
b.What is the Fourth amendment exception as it pertains to border searches?
c.How are seizure statistics used to justify the mission of border security?

2.What are “open markets and closed borders” as it pertains to smuggling, free trade, and border enforcement?


3.What are the challenges of facilitating legal border crossings while maintaining secure borders?


4.What has been the economic impact of terrorism on U.S. and Global Markets since 9/11?


5.What has been the impact of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) agreements on cross border trade in North America?

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