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Old 06-18-2012, 03:56 PM
 
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Does anyone actually believe that building a twenty-foot wall along our 700 mile border with Mexico will stop illegal immigrants from entering the country? These guys already have to walk across miles and miles of scorching hot desert just to reach the border. In Texas, they have to cross the Rio Grande River, which is pretty big river that is not easy to swim across. If they can survive all this, how and why would a wall stop them? Couldn't they just climb over it? Or dig under it?

In my opinion, building a wall just sounds like a waste of money and an overly simplistic solution to very complicated problem.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:05 PM
 
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Does anyone actually believe that building a twenty-foot wall along our 700 mile border with Mexico will stop illegal immigrants from entering the country? These guys already have to walk across miles and miles of scorching hot desert just to reach the border. In Texas, they have to cross the Rio Grande River, which is pretty big river that is not easy to swim across. If they can survive all this, how and why would a wall stop them? Couldn't they just climb over it? Or dig under it?

In my opinion, building a wall just sounds like a waste of money and an overly simplistic solution to very complicated problem.
There is no wall, it is a fence. It is designed to deter persons not stop 100% of the people. Besides, your about 5 years to late on this topic.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:14 PM
 
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There is no wall, it is a fence. It is designed to deter persons not stop 100% of the people. Besides, your about 5 years to late on this topic.
Couldn't have said it better myself! Reps to you, LiquidReins.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:17 PM
 
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Does anyone actually believe that building a twenty-foot wall along our 700 mile border with Mexico will stop illegal immigrants from entering the country? These guys already have to walk across miles and miles of scorching hot desert just to reach the border. In Texas, they have to cross the Rio Grande River, which is pretty big river that is not easy to swim across. If they can survive all this, how and why would a wall stop them? Couldn't they just climb over it? Or dig under it?

In my opinion, building a wall just sounds like a waste of money and an overly simplistic solution to very complicated problem.
Uh; we stop 90 out of 100 illegal aliens trying to cross; that's a good start. Most of the rest would be picked up by LE here in the US and a few will get away but will NOT start stuff out of being scared.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:16 PM
 
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It helps -- but you would also have to have a government that is willing to enforce the laws after the illegals are in, and also a government that would stop enticing them with welfare handouts.

Stay in your own country and it's going to be tougher -- you'd have to work for a living, you wouldn't be given food stamps, WIC, free housing simply for having babies you cannot afford. Come here and you never really have to worry about anything again. Have a baby when you can't afford one --- you will live like queens and kings.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:20 PM
 
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Does anyone actually believe that building a twenty-foot wall along our 700 mile border with Mexico will stop illegal immigrants from entering the country? These guys already have to walk across miles and miles of scorching hot desert just to reach the border. In Texas, they have to cross the Rio Grande River, which is pretty big river that is not easy to swim across. If they can survive all this, how and why would a wall stop them? Couldn't they just climb over it? Or dig under it?

In my opinion, building a wall just sounds like a waste of money and an overly simplistic solution to very complicated problem.
Building the wall is a deterrant especially the double layed one with a road in between the two walls for the Border Patrol to pass through. No one is claiming that building a wall is the total solution. It does help the Border Patrol do their job more efficiently also. The total solution would to also implement e-verify across the board which removes the job incentives. Re-interperting birthright citizenship is another part of the total solution (no more welfare for their anchor babies). Continued internal enforcement via laws such as sb1070 is another part of the solution. Implement all of these things including the double layered wall and we would have illegal immigration down to a trickle.
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