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By Gail B. Stewart

Efforts to tighten fatherland protection have challenged the Untied States' conventional method of immigration and border keep watch over. This e-book explores the dramatic alterations to the country's borders and coasts, and gives precious perception into the altering face of immigration.

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One twenty-twoyear-old who asked not to be identified says that coyotes are getting thousands of dollars to bring one person across in 2003. He explains, Four years ago, my brother in Chicago sent home money for a coyote to bring our little sister here—$900! She was only thirteen then, and she could not have made it safely on her own [from southern Mexico]. It seemed very expensive at the time—my brother had to work a long time to earn that much. I came on my own when I was sixteen, and I have been back twice to 52 The Human Borders Mexico.

Such tunnels are mainly used for drug trafficking. 54 Much of the drug traffic destined for the United States goes through Mexico—from marijuana grown there to heroin or cocaine that has come north from Colombia. Just as the tighter borders have created more risky routes for illegal immigrants, they have necessitated that drug traffickers become more creative in their smuggling as well. According to experts, the flow of heroin, cocaine, and marijuana seemed to slow for a few weeks after the attacks of September 11.

And guess what? They don’t seem to know me anymore, and demand to see identification before I am permitted to write a check. S. border. Oullete’s is in Estcourt Station, Maine, a community of four people. S. ) While to many the ritual of registering seems pointless, border agents have been instructed to make certain they check all who enter and exit the country. But residents said that almost everyone from Pohenegamook buys gas at Oullete’s—after all, the gas is often as much as twenty cents per gallon cheaper than Canadian gas.

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