Humanitarian Crisis Fueled By Insecure Border
- Many migrants undertake a dangerous journey to the U.S. and suﬀer harm, abuse, or exploitation along the way.
- Women in particular more likely to be sexually victimized and exploited.
- One in three women who travel across Mexico in hopes of reaching the U.S. is sexually assaulted along the way.
- Many migrants bring children with them on this perilous journey.
- An insecure border propagates an unsafe environment for migrants.
Porous Border Is a National Security Risk
- A porous border makes it impossible for U.S.border patrol officials to accurately track who enters the country.
- People from all over the world attempt to enter the U.S. via the border, sometimes from countries with significant ties to terrorism.
- Migrants and traffickers exploit the weaknesses in our border security and immigration laws; many are coached to seek asylum as refugees.
Solution: Secure the Border
- The humanitarian crisis and national security risk will only be alleviated when the U.S. acts to secure the border.
- The U.S. can secure the border by allocating sufficient resources for increased physical barriers to deter migrants from crossing undetected.
- As a future goal, the U.S. can pursue comprehensive reform that better enforces current laws and fixes our broken immigration system.
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