posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 12:15 PM
originally posted by: benrl
That, or you know, punishing those that employee illegals.
That'd close a huge gap, and address motivators, rather than patching a hole.
Id rather take the carrot away drawing people, than resort to sticks.
Yes, you can punish the employers that are hiring illegals, a good interim start. But build the fence!
In the mid-late 80's, I designed and helped build most of South Africa's lethal electrified fencing systems on the borders, military bases and their
national security infrastructure and our technology has gotten much better ;-)
I was down in San Antonio, Texas examining a very specific partnership with contracting about eight months before Obama was questionably "elected." I
was looking at supplying my technology for the DHS border security application which could have included the lethal fencing, ratiometric high
voltage/high current analysis, plus the non-lethal capacitive signature analysis (0-10 yard fence presence warning), laser driven planar bit field
mapping (100 to 300 yard early warning), time delay reflectometry systems (25 to 50 yard early warning), cameras/mics (median warning and recording)
and AI based control systems. Unfortunately, Obama managed to squirm his way in and the potential for a contract to stop border breach disappeared,
since that wackjob wants to legalize illegal migration.
At the time DHS and the State Department wanted a "soft solution," meaning non-lethal methodologies to secure the border. Unfortunately I find from
experience that non-lethal technologies drive the maintenance and manpower costs through the roof. Soft solutions do not prevent breaches, they simply
target the persons breaching, who then damage the systems, get through and they must be acquired by border/security personal, after which they are
sent back to do it all over again. Call me callous, but I'd rather send a cleanup crew to fix a wire and remove the bodies, it's less expensive and
there is no repeat offense from the same person(s).
For those with offended sensibilities since I do tend to advocate lethal defensive systems, my apologies, but if you walked a 1000 miles in my shoes
and had seen the amount of death I have through terrorism and insurgencies, I believe your world view would somewhat change.
Cheers - Dave
edit on 4/30.2014 by bobs_uruncle because: (no reason given)