Prior to posting your initial post, go to the Ashford University Library to conduct your initial research. Identify a credible source (this is a step down from a “Scholarly Source” and includes editorials from reputable news sources and TV documentaries). Use the Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources document for guidance. Identify issues that are applicable to border security. Please ensure your sources are less than 5 years old.
Initial Post: Your initial post must be a minimum of 300 words in length. Summarize a minimum of two Homeland Security border security issues found in your initial research and advocate for the position of the author of the article or documentary. Support your claims with in-text citations and provide APA references at the end of your post. Use APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Guided Response: You must respond in a substantial manner to three student or instructor posts. Your response posts should be posted earlier in the week and must be a minimum of 150 words. You must take a different point of view from the initial post and advocate for a different solution to the border security issue. Reserve the last day of the week to respond to students who address your initial post. Make sure you support your posts and cite your sources.