Stage III DC Meeting (Agency Talking Points/ Class Discussion)

Individual Stage III DC Talking Points Assignments
I attached you previous work. Because it is part of it.
Also, my group discussion attached as well. So based on this I think you have to do the assignment.

(This is from Syllabus)
Complete Interagency Exercise Stage III: DC Talking Points
Exercise Stage III: Work within in your agency to complete Stage III of the Interagency Exercise by drafting talking points for and attend an DC meeting. Post your agency’s talking points.

Individual Stage III DC Talking Points

I am of the opinion that all children, both with relatives as well as those without get screening just like adults. My argument is that when it comes to transmitting infections across the border line, children and adults nearly have equal possibility of being carriers. In fact, at the University of Liverpool, research has shown the likelihood that because kids have the highest number and longest period of social contact in the society, they have the highest probability of catching and transmitting infectious diseases (Hastings & Watkins, 2005). The point is that allowing children across the border without or with less supervision and inspection places our citizen at a higher degree of risks. Again the preceding takes my response to the question, who is a child? Of cause, as its obvious, border issues are international affairs and therefore as the US, the depth of our definition of a child may not reach or may even exceed whatever definition other states like Mexico would offer. So what do we do? I suggest we resort to our policy guidelines that would help us achieve the sole objective of securing our citizen. I do not think it in any way bends the UN laws, but a matter of giving the situation the weight it deserves.

About the issue of ISIS, I concur with the idea of increasing CBP funding to expand the scope of its activities. Since the body’s primary mandate is to provide safety by keeping off terrorists and illegal weapons away from the US, it is necessary that its budget is raised to supplement its efficiency especially when it comes to border issues. Furthermore, it is specifically important to remember the historical role of children in terrorist attacks. For instance, we recall the ISIS attack on Iraq on August twenty-first, that it was a young boy of age twelve, who the police discovered had the explosive (Nacos, 2016). That is to emphasize on the fact that the Customs and Border Protection and all the security at the Mexico border taking consider with exceptional seriousness the impending dangers of assuming children are innocent by default.


Hastings, I. M., & Watkins, W. M. (2005). Intensity of malaria transmission and the evolution of drug resistance. Acta tropica, 94(3), 218-229.

Nacos, B. L. (2016). Terrorism and counterterrorism. Routledge.

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