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dc.contributor.advisorLawson, Letitia.
dc.contributor.authorBrowning, Joseph W.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:39:25Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:39:25Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3790
dc.description.abstractThe events of 11 September 2001 were a watershed moment in American history; one that has catapulted national security back to the center stage. In response to the growing fears of terrorism and the heightened concern for illegal immigration that subsequently followed, President Bush signed the Secure Fence Act in October 2006, thus entangling two very distinct issues: counterterrorism, and illegal immigration. The legislation authorized the construction of 700 hundred miles of double-layered fencing in addition to cameras, ground radar and improved lighting along the U.S.-Mexican border. The proposed border fence was designed to prevent "unlawful entry into the United States, including entries by terrorists, other unlawful aliens and instruments of terrorism." This thesis examined the probable effectiveness of the border fence on illegal immigration and counterterrorism, by analyzing other such structures in the context of these two very different phenomena. This study investigated the border fence in San Diego, California and its affect on illegal immigration in addition to the security fence along Israel's border with Gaza to explore its effect on terrorism. The result of this study suggests that fences can prove effective in curbing illegal immigration and less successful with regard to combating terrorism.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/thesecurefencect109453790
dc.format.extentxiv, 43 p. : ill., map ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.subject.lcshTerrorismen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshPreventionen_US
dc.subject.lcshIllegal aliensen_US
dc.subject.lcshCaliforniaen_US
dc.subject.lcshSan Diego Countyen_US
dc.subject.lcshBorder patrolsen_US
dc.subject.lcshMexican-American Border Regionen_US
dc.subject.lcshBorder securityen_US
dc.subject.lcshSan Diegoen_US
dc.subject.lcshIsraeli West Bank Barrieren_US
dc.titleThe secure fence act the expected impact on illegal immigration and counterterrorismen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMoran, Daniel.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Air Force (USAF) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc301560730
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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