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Old 03-31-2017, 11:15 AM
 
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The construction of a wall was never feasible to begin with, so I applaud the thinking of these lawmakers. They are right to switch their focus to building bridges, creating jobs, addressing the dire state of our infrastructure and eventually immigration reform.
"The construction of a wall was never feasible to begin with,"

We can be the FIRST country in thew world to send a man to the moon and we can't build a WALL.

What ever you say!
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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A wall wont drastically cut down on illegal entry. After all, there are many places where it cannot be constructed and many people enter with a visa. Plus, why use eminent domain and court battles to seize people's land when immigration reform would be a better option? Offer the illegals here a pathway to citizenship and pair that with tough enforcement actions going forward. That's a very reasonable proposition.
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Old 04-01-2017, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Kansas
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Just came across this, a nifty way to fund the Wall, since every payday from work or welfare, the line at Western Union blocks traffic here: New Border Wall Bill Would Tax Illegal Aliens to Help Pay For Wall

Let's get it done! It will take awhile to get them all "home", and we'll be collecting a bounty to make their remaining days here a little more tolerable!
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Old 04-01-2017, 01:03 PM
 
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A wall wont drastically cut down on illegal entry. After all, there are many places where it cannot be constructed and many people enter with a visa. Plus, why use eminent domain and court battles to seize people's land when immigration reform would be a better option? Offer the illegals here a pathway to citizenship and pair that with tough enforcement actions going forward. That's a very reasonable proposition.
When Bill Clinton was president, a wall was built on the San Diego/Tijuana border. It has drastically cut down on both crime and illegal crossings.

Of course there are places where the wall can't be constructed. Those are areas that are impossible to navigate due to the rough terrain.

Did you know that the wall will be 800 miles long and won't be contiguous?

Once again, why should illegals get amnesty? Your use of "immigration reform" in this context is just a euphemism for amnesty. Giving illegals amnesty is a slap in the face to legal immigrants. There is nothing reasonable about it.

We tried it your way in 1986---maybe you weren't born then or too young to remember? The Dems promised that it would be the one and only amnesty (we've had several stealth amnesties since then), the border would be secured (it wasn't) and that illegals will never be able to find work (we have 8 million no-match SSNs in the workforce). What makes you think should amnesty ever happen again, that all those promises would be kept this time around? You know that old saying---"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."
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