Ashford HSM 101 HSM/101 HSM101 Week 2 Discussion Protecting the Nation’s Borders


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HSM 101 Week 2 Discussion Protecting the Nation’s Borders

Protecting the Nation’s Borders. 1st Post Due by Day 3. In the primary text, Bullock et al. (2016) states:

The nation’s security and economic stability are contingent upon effective maintenance of secure borders, effective enforcement of immigration laws, and enforceable customs policies and procedures. These three tasks are monumental in their scope….By consolidating these functions under the DHS umbrella, the various agencies involved in their conduct have increased the effectiveness of each, and as a result, the nation is likely safer and more secure. (p. 269)

Initial Post

Demonstrate how the reorganization of Border Protection, Immigrations, and US Customs agencies and their functions under DHS have had a positive or negative synergistic effect and increased or decreased the effectiveness of each agency. How has the reorganization contributed to the war on terrorism? Select one program out of Chapter 6 of your primary text and demonstrate how it enhances the security of the United States. You may look at this reorganization from the federal, State, or local government perspective.

Your initial post must be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly or official government sources. Use APA formatting to cite your sources in text as well as at the end of your post.

Guided Response

Read your classmates’ posts. By Day 7, respond to at least two of your classmates. Anytime we talk about the efficiencies of government programs, there is a potential for abuse of power and a loss of individual freedoms. What are some of the issues around the program addressed by your classmates? Are the potential abuses worth the loss of personal freedoms? How does social justice play into your response?