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The Greyhound Connection Journal #8

By/Por Linda Alvarado-Arce

 

Fun (or not so fun?) Facts About our U.S. borders.

 

Did you know?: “Nearly 2 out of 3 people” in the U.S. “live within the 100-mile border zone?”  The whole perimeter (outline) of the U.S. continent is a border (www.aclu.org)

 

Did you know?: The U.S. northern border is 5,525 miles long when including Alaska (which is part of the U.S.), making the U.S.-Canadian border the longest border between two countries in the world (CRS Report for Congress, 2006, U.S. International Borders, www.fas.org).  

 

Did you know?: Excluding Alaska, the U.S. northern border is still 3,987 miles long, more than twice the length of the U.S. southern border, which is 1,933 miles. And, that when you add the length of Ohio & Michigan’s borders with Canada the border is 867 miles; a little less than half of the U.S. southern border (CRS Report for Congress, 2006, U.S. International Borders, www.fas.org). 

 

Did you know?: Vermont (U.S) & Canada share a section of the U.S. northern border that goes straight through the Haskell Free library and Opera House.  This section of the northern border is literally lined with only flower pots to mark the border between the U.S. and Canada (www.cbsnews.com, 8/6/2018, “Illegal U.S. northern border crossing up 142 percent from last year”).

 

Did you know?: The only known terrorist to be apprehended entering the U.S over land entered through the northern, not the southern, border.  And, in 2018, Custom and Border Protection reported that ninety-one (91) foreign nationals were detained at the northern border because they were listed on the “foreign nationals terrorist database,” in comparison with only six (6) individuals detained at the southern border for this reason (www.cbp.org).

 

Did you know?: If you live within 100 miles of any national border that you have the extra security surveillance of Homeland Security, and that includes us in Toledo, Ohio; Lorain, Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio; and Detroit, Michigan.

 

 

Datos divertidos (¿o no tan divertidos?) Acerca de nuestras fronteras.

 

¿Sabías que?  “Casi 2 de cada 3 personas” en los EE. UU. “viven dentro de 100 millas de una frontera.”  Por que todo el perímetro (contorno) del continente de los EE. UU. es una frontera (www.aclu.org).

 

¿Sabías que?  La frontera en el norte es de 5,525 millas, cuando se incluye Alaska (que es parte de EE. UU.), lo que hace que la frontera entre EE. UU. y Canadá sea la más larga entre dos países del mundo (CRS Report for Congress, 2006, U.S. International Borders, www.fas.org).

 

¿Sabías que?  Excluyendo Alaska, la frontera en el norte tiene 3,987 millas y es más del doble de la frontera del sur, que tiene 1,933 millas.  Y cuando pones las fronteras de Ohio y Michigan juntas, la frontera es de 867 millas; un poco menos de la mitad de la frontera sur de EE. UU. (CRS Report for Congress, 2006, U.S. International Borders, www.fas.org).

 

¿Sabías que?  El estado de Vermont (EE. UU.) y Canadá comparten una sección de la frontera norte de EE. UU.  atraviesa una biblioteca de Haskell y una Casa de Ópera.  Esta sección de la frontera norte está literalmente alineada con macetas que usan para marcar la frontera de Canadá y los EE. UU. (www.cbsnews.com, 8/6/2018, “El cruce ilegal de la frontera norte de los EE. UU. Aumenta un 142 por ciento respecto al año pasado”).

 

¿Sabías que?  El único terrorista conocido que fue detenido entrando a los EE. UU. lo hizo a través de la frontera norte, no por la sur.  Y por Custom and Border Protection (2018) noventa y un (91) ciudadanos extranjeros fueron detenidos en la frontera norte y tenían sus nombres incluidos en la "base de datos de terroristas de ciudadanos extranjeros," en comparación con solo seis (6) personas detenidas en la frontera sur (www.cbp.org).

 

¿Sabías que?  Si vives dentro de las 100 millas de cualquier frontera nacional, tienes vigilancia de seguridad adicional por parte de Seguridad Nacional (Homeland Security), y eso nos incluye aquí en Toledo, Ohio; Lorain, Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio y Detroit, Michigan.

 

Editor’s Note: Linda Alvarado-Arce, B.A., M.Ed., A.B.D., is an adjunct professor at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) and the owner of the only feminist bookstore in the state of Ohio & southeast Michigan: People Called Women (PCW), LLC.  Ms. Alvarado-Arce was the last executive director of the Board of Community Relations (BCR) & the Better Community Relations (BCR) Board for the City of Toledo.  She is a certified mediator, grant writer, and licensed social worker in the State of Ohio. 

 

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