Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A Southern Border Wall Would Be Practical But Certainly Not A Panacea

It is perhaps the only practical spending proposal Trump has come up with thus far, and one of the few issues where I concur with president Trump. The U.S. already has 650 miles of various barriers along the southern border and at least 350 miles of fencing as defined by section 102(b) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act. Furthermore, not everyone that comes here illegally does so out of 'an act of love.' A border wall would deter human traffickers, drug traffickers (except the CIA), and criminals fleeing whatever semblance of justice there is in Mexico. I don't think president Trump has a comprehensive immigration plan other than building a wall and deporting eleven million illegal aliens, which still remains to be seen. I doubt Mexico will pay for the wall so it would have to be built through deficit spending, which is inevitable anyway.

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