Respond to the following short essay questions based on the course materials presented for weeks 1-4 and researched material from outside the course. State the topic and then follow with your response to that topic.
Describe the challenges faced by US Customs and Border Protection agents attempting to secure the border. Be sure to include:
What is the functional equivalent of the border? Give an example.
What is the Fourth amendment exception as it pertains to border searches?
How are seizure statistics used to justify the mission of border security? Should they be.
What are “open markets and closed borders” as it pertains to smuggling, free trade, and border enforcement?
What are the challenges of facilitating legal border crossings while maintaining secure borders?
What has been the economic impact of terrorism on U.S. and Global Markets since 9/11 look at this from 9/11 to the present?
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?
A mistake is made, the consequences pour forward. For each mistake, there is the concomitant necessity to atone, but, if one corrects their mistake before it is too late, they may be able to evade that atonement. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, one is able to witness how severe mistakes that are neglected, and left unrealized, lead to the tragic destruction of the two protagonists. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, the two protagonists, are from two different families, who have past rivalries and do not associate with one another. Romeo and Juliet hurriedly marry each other, but because of their ill-fate, they eventually meet their demise. Their death is caused not so much by their own flaws as by numerous obstacles in their path, which are created by other characters. The characters that induce the most dramatic and critical affect upon the young couple’s death, are Tybalt, the Nurse, and Friar Laurence. The hot-blooded and furious cousin of Juliet, Tybalt, bears a grudge against Romeo, which inevitably leads to a series of misfortunes. When he confronts Romeo at the Capulet’s party, he is dishonoured in front of a whole debauchery because of Romeo. Later on, he pursues Romeo to take revenge, “Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries, that thou hast done to me” (Act III, sc i, ll 65-66), and erroneously slays Mercutio, Romeo’s friend. Romeo then slays Tybalt to avenge his friend’s death, and, runs away. Meanwhile, the Prince, who is the leader of the city, announces that Romeo is banished from Verona, “Immediately we do exile him hence” (Act III, sc i, ll 187). This causes Juliet to weep for her husband. Her parents assume that she is sad because of Tybalt’s death, and decide that she should get married to the County Paris immediately, which is a great misunderstanding. Above all, her father threatens to disown her if she does not marry Paris. This forces Juliet to take drastic measures, and drink the potion that Friar Laurence provides her with, which is followed by the death of Romeo and Juliet. If Tybalt did not pursue Romeo and initiate the conflicts, neither Mercutio nor Tybalt would have met their end, and Romeo would not have been banished. If Romeo did not get exiled, Juliet would not have gone to such drastic measures to evade her marriage with Paris. If Juliet did not take Friar Lawrence’s potion, Romeo would not have killed Paris, or drank the poison, and Juliet would not have committed suicide. In other words, if Tybalt did not make the mistake of disregarding the Prince and Lord Capulet’s strict orders, the deaths of the innocent characters would not have occurred. Besides the childish behaviour of Tybalt, an adult that should take responsibility for the tragedy is the Nurse. The Nurse is the person who has been taking care of Juliet since the day she was born. Unfortunately, even she makes mistakes. She helps the two marry each other. She even goes as far as to tell Romeo, that, “For the gentlewoman is y>GET ANSWER