Discuss and Explain the policy of Prevention Through Deterrence.

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When talking about border policy, almost every time one fact about it comes up. This fact is about how dangerous the travels has become because of the policies the United States have passed. All the podcasts touch on similar topics to this, this specific policy is called, “Prevention Through Deterrence.” When thinking about crossing illegally everyone knows it is not easy by any means and is also not safe. The reason why it is thought of this way is because of Prevention Through Deterrence. Since it was passed the death rates for illegal immigrants spiked up dramatically. This creates a tough topic to bring up and it makes people question what is right and what is wrong about what the United States is doing. There is a reason we really do not hear about these statistics and there is a reason why it is rarely talked about on the news. The reason is because when people see what is really going on and how many people are dying, they start to question if it is right.

This policy was changing the route that these immigrants had to take and it led them straight into the dessert. The hope was to try and make them not want to go through it, making the rate of illegally crossing go down. The problem with this was that the number of deaths increased to a way higher number. People started to question the morality of it and if we were right to do this. They started to see that the government turned a blind eye to these deaths, the reason why was because it was no longer United States troops killing these people it was the environment. Soon people started to see it that way too, but there is still a large amount of people who think that there is a better way than that. It is a long, “war” that is going on and it needs to be resolved in a humane way. In the podcast, “Border Trilogy Part 3: What Remains” they talked about finding the body of Maricela, someone who was trying to cross the border. They were the first to discover her and had to contact the family themselves to inform them. It was a sad thing to hear about and it makes people wonder if there are more out there waiting to be discovered. Then that is when people start to think about it again, and the topic comes up. Talking about why they do it in the first place, why risk their lives.

There is always a reason for someone to try and cross illegally. They try and come here for hope, they come here to try and change their families lives. They are trying to find hope in their future when they could no longer see it. They are forced to make the decisions that they do. The legal process takes way too long, and a lot of the times these people do not have time to waste and need to make something happen right away. That is why this policy is so big, it is because the people that are dying because of this policy are people who are just trying to get another chance in life. They are not bad people and that is what makes it sad to talk or even hear about. So that is why this topic is not really talked about, when people really see what is happening they start to question what is the right thing to do. They see that this disturbing and realize that they would not want that for themselves so why do it to other people. That is also the problem, people do not like to talk about it because the reality is hard to swallow.

It is wrong what is happening, preventing people from crossing the border by leading them to a high chance of death. It is not humane, and it is sad. There is a better way of doing, we must find the best solution. Knowing that it is difficult to get in legally and knowing that they are doing it just to have a better life, having them dying because of it is not right. These things happen on a daily basis and people tend to forget about it because it is something we feel we do not have control over and it is sad. So, we push it away until we hear one of the rare stories that cover things that happen at the border. We can change it, we have to come together to change it.