Because of our relationships and per-se open borders with Canada and the vast unprotected entry points from Mexico we need a combined multinational border security force. We have a unique opportunity to protect all three countries if more officers are there and less illegals sense the need to jump the non-existent fence. It is apparent the present Washington group does not want to address this issue seriously and continue to allow the flow of illegals into our country. How in the name of social order and rule of law do we reward criminal behavior by giving those criminals free housing, healthcare, and food allowances for entering this country illegally? What about the jobs lost that affect Hispanics that entered this country legally, work very hard, pay taxes, and now become victims of crimes along the border by human traffickers and drug runners?
We do not have The United States of the Oval Office. We have three referees. The Executive and Legislative team branches along with a league referee–the Courts to ensure the others are playing fairly. As a result congress can create and fund this new multinational border patrol unit. What is needed is a joint tri-national border patrol which operates within our three countries. If the congress and the president don’t follow the law or do their duties under Article 1 Section 8, Article 2 Section 2, Article 4 Section 4, along Title 32 of the U.S. Code, we fire the congress at the voting polls and impeach the president. This proposal suggests that each country provides officers that know English and Spanish fluently to be specially trained as these new border patrol units.
Forming and Operational Details
We should ask the three countries to provide a number of officers based on the country’s population. For instance, the U.S. should put in 2000 officers, Canada about 800 officers, and Mexico about 1200. Officers should receive training in speaking English and Spanish. Maybe congress can create a new federal department to assist the Border Patrol called the American Tri-national Border Patrol. They will need enough veto proof votes to sustain the Empirical Oval Office rule. Example, the plethora amount of executive actions it makes.
Recruiting can open up for state law enforcement officers specifically in the southern states. A variation of this can be units attached in each state where they have state wide police powers. If we can hire, appoint, and permit non Americans to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, than why can’t we do this to another federal agency—The Border Patrol?
Officers should be able to identify known wanted terrorists. They should all understand the geography and terrain of the three countries borders. They should have computer access to NCIC and Mexican and Canadian federal police and intelligence agencies. They also must have special training in the federal laws of each country concerning immigration, customs, and search and seizure.
Salaries for the officers should all be equal-each country covers the costs of salaries and equally, based on population, provide cars, aircraft, weapons, and surveillance equipment. Officers should be sworn in and have detention powers in all three countries at a specified area near the immediate border. If this is not possible then they can be assigned as international observers much like the U.N. security forces. Armed or not armed working side by side by the host country.
Officers after serving five to ten years might be able to have a fast track towards citizenship in all three countries including their spouses and biological children. Because of citizenship rules it might only be two countries. Providing a path for citizenship in the other two countries upon loyal and honorable service reduces the chance of corrupt officers failing at their new jobs. This will also increase the amount of recruiting for this unit specifically with the Mexicans. With intelligence reports we can recruit from the ranks of honest Mexican Federal Police. This further increases the ability to increase their police to be honest by providing a chance at a better life here in our country or Canada.
A partial amount of the 2000 officer force can be deployed at Airports in Mexico City, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, JFK, O’Hara, Seattle, and LAX. The can also be deployed at major border shipping ports. They can operate near and around the northern and southern U.S. borders and along the southern Mexico-Guatemala border. After several years we can review the effectiveness and costs of the border patrol and consider asking Costa Rico and El Salvador to join our tri-national border patrol force.
Forging New Economic, Educational and Tourist Ties.
We should enter into agreements with our coalition partners new trade zones. We should erase all tariffs and give tax breaks for import exports goods within the three countries, encourage businesses to operate within the new coalitions, and encourage countries to support each other economically through the purchases of coalition products, goods, and services. This will require some type of standardized salary to ensure no business or factory relocates to one cheaper labor force country.
We should make it easier for tourists to travel between these countries—specifically prescreened Mexicans. We should agree to come to each other’s aid in the time of crisis—demanding Mexico help out in the Middle East (they’re next on the Muslim terrorist agenda). Educational visas should be easier to obtain within the coalition. However, we must ensure that students attend classes and leave after they graduate. Perhaps an additional fee can be assessed to cover the costs of student visas to monitor student’s whereabouts (Kuch, C.).
We need to protect our southern and northern border. Our southern border needs patched to reduce threats from potential illegal aliens. We need to politically help Mexico and strengthen its economy so less Mexicans will flee their country and enter the U.S. illegally. Thus, allowing us to patrol fewer areas and people at the borders. We need to aggressively strengthen economic, political, and military alliances with our southern friends to enhance both of our countries living standards and security. Developing oil and other natural resources including solar energy in Mexico can only bring economic success for them and reduce their need to hop over the fence in pursuit of jobs. We have a large population of Hispanic Americans who have already learned Spanish as a result of Spanish being used at home. This population base is ready to assist in further developing Mexican resources. Our northern border is also too big, so we must protect ports and airports where international ships and planes arrive in Canada. Integrating Canadians in a tri-national security unit would be easy. The Canadians have a similar culture and language-don’t they?
Kuch, Christopher B. “Monitoring Student Visa Holders in U.S.: at No
Extra Cost to the Tax Payers.” Veterans Today. November 21, 2015.
Dr. Kuch holds a PhD, MA, and MS in criminal justice. He has written
about a variety of police issues. His current research is about preventative
terrorism policies. He lives in Istanbul, Turkey and is on the adjunct
faculty at Galatasaray University.