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Old 11-22-2008, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) - The Border Patrol credits fencing in southern Luna County and more agents for a significant drop in undocumented immigrants caught in the county.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says apprehensions of immigrants decreased about 67% when the fence was completed along the border at Santa Teresa. Two phases were finished in May.

El Paso/Las Cruces News, Weather, Sports and Entertainment - KDBC 4 - We are CBS! | Border Patrol: NM fence led to fewer immigrants (http://www.kdbc.com/Global/story.asp?S=9393708 - broken link)
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I think it has more to do with the economy.
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:59 PM
 
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I think it has more to do with the economy.
Yup. The economy has a lot to do with this.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Economy and a more restricted access. Finish the wall bring our troops home and man the wall.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:13 PM
 
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Economy and a more restricted access. Finish the wall bring our troops home and man the wall.
Great minds do indeed think alike!
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:30 AM
 
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Did they just use other routes like they did in San Diego? I mean they had the same headlines for the fence in San Diego, only to have neighboring Imperial County have a sharp INCREASE for illegal border crossings. This is why the fence has got to be one of the dumbest ideas that we have. Anyways, they'll just hire illegals to build the fence. Border Fence Firm Snared for Hiring Illegal Workers : NPR. Why not make it easier to come in legally and target the employers that hire illegals? Why not focus funds to making the illegal immigrants have a better standard of living (better education and health so that way their kids can become productive members of society and potentially have more money for consumption)?
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Pa
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Did they just use other routes like they did in San Diego? I mean they had the same headlines for the fence in San Diego, only to have neighboring Imperial County have a sharp INCREASE for illegal border crossings. This is why the fence has got to be one of the dumbest ideas that we have. Anyways, they'll just hire illegals to build the fence. Border Fence Firm Snared for Hiring Illegal Workers : NPR. Why not make it easier to come in legally and target the employers that hire illegals? Why not focus funds to making the illegal immigrants have a better standard of living (better education and health so that way their kids can become productive members of society and potentially have more money for consumption)?
You build the fence and complete it. The areas where a fence isn't possible or there is a gap is where you place your highest concentration of border patrols. You never hunted before thats obvious. At any rate its easier to patrol and monitore a hand full of routes v.s an entire border.
Question why make it easier to enter? Why lower our standards? If they really want to become american citizens they should at least start by showing a little respect for our laws.

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Old 11-23-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Did they just use other routes like they did in San Diego? I mean they had the same headlines for the fence in San Diego, only to have neighboring Imperial County have a sharp INCREASE for illegal border crossings. This is why the fence has got to be one of the dumbest ideas that we have. Anyways, they'll just hire illegals to build the fence. Border Fence Firm Snared for Hiring Illegal Workers : NPR. Why not make it easier to come in legally and target the employers that hire illegals? Why not focus funds to making the illegal immigrants have a better standard of living (better education and health so that way their kids can become productive members of society and potentially have more money for consumption)?
Looking at our imploding economy alone: we do not need illegal immigrants.

Too: illegals are much more likely to commit other crimes over and beyond the obvious ID theft, etc. due to their Third World lack of respect for First World law and order.

Translation: we do not want that sort of riffraff here here.

So a few Yuppies will have to babysit their own children and do their own gardening-----------tough.
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:11 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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It was proven here in SD years ago. The fence goes up and it makes it a lot tougher to cross. More and more Illegals that have small children or aren't physically or financially able to move hundreds of miles to an area that is unfenced won't cross.
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:31 AM
 
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It was proven here in SD years ago. The fence goes up and it makes it a lot tougher to cross. More and more Illegals that have small children or aren't physically or financially able to move hundreds of miles to an area that is unfenced won't cross.
Exactly my point, they went to a different part of the border. Plus, it didn't stop the flow...actually the flow stayed the same. Hence why in SD county there was still the same year to year increase of illegals. It really just made things harder, but it did not do it's job of making it so hard as to stem the flow. People started climbing the fence, hence the razor wiring, then attacks were made (actually a massive increase in violence against border patrol). What's now happening is that people pay more for coyotes with tunnels as well as going the more dangerous route.
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