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Silko, Marmon Leslie. “The Border Patrol State.” The Nation. Oct. 17, 1994. The Aims of Argument A Text Reader. Sixth edition. ED. McGraw-Hill Companies, New York: 2009.591-594. Silko argues that the immigrants must have right to travel freely state to state. She says Border Patrol agents are racist and treat the immigrations like “street crime” and “welfare fraud”. Border Patrol stops people who crossing the border unfairly based on their color skin to dehumanize and demonize undocumented immigrants. The Border Patrol detain everyone who is Asian, Chicanos, Native Americans, and who seem to be clergy and wear ethnic clothing or jewelry with very long hair or very short hair when they are traveling from one state to another state; even though, they are citizen. The Border Patrol detains the immigrants by stopping their car and researches them by using dogs to sniff everything to find any drugs. They research them without search warrant to prevent the illegal crossings. Government can

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