Migration & Culture
Matthew Dunn's Magazine cover
Migration and Culture, Spring 2003
The Global Borders of America
September 11th brought about many changes in America on an emotional, economical and political level, as well, a harsh reaction around the world. With so many transnational people, everyone is perceived as a possible terrorist and a threat to every democracy in this world. Since everything is driven economically, terrorists lash out to the oppressors, which are the Americans. America’s borders have been redefined on a global perspective and have extended around the world from Guam to the Middle East. The executive branch of the United States, in conjunction with the United Nations, acts as the world police and judicial system. America takes on the responsibility of protecting the democracy of other countries that have been in a sense, held hostage in a dictatorship or communistic society. For example, the United States helped South Korea set up and conduct operations as a democracy. However, the executive branch of America finds themselves protecting the border between South Korea and North Korea, as North Korea still governs as a dictatorship and may attempt to take over South Korea. Due to global trades and global borders, America will step in and protect the people and democratic policies of South Korea. As we enter into the twenty-first century, all rules written about borders have been redefined based on democracy and freedom, which are two of the most important reasons for immigraion. Without borders, immigration from one country to another and transnationalism would not exist. America not only protects global borders by keeping terrorists out, but also by maintaining the political and economic systems held within.
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