posted on Jan, 9 2019 @ 10:19 PM
Having read this the following can be stated:
Once I did think that a barrier was a good idea. Like many I believed the way to stop the flow of people would be a barrier. I also believe that the
country should be more secure and know who is coming and going. However, the more I learned about this issue, that changed, and am not infavor of the
The reason is that it is only a bandage to a far greater problem and this will only make this worse. The problem with illegal immigration is far more
extensive than what is not reported. I do not believe that there has been done any proper studies on the impacts of such on the country, and any
studies done by the government is suspect, as most tend to be cherry picked.
the other problem here is that what this will do, is force people back into the shadows of the country, where they are hidden and back into a form of
virtual slavery, with no recourse for any crimes committed against them. And often forced to remain where they are, for fear.
That is no way to live, and even law enforcement before, saw this and knew it was a major problem for the victims would not step forward, or witnesses
to crimes, for fear of being deported.
Nor does this address the problems with the immigration department, how it is underfunded, or how overburdened the immigration courts are. Or the
shortages in persons when it comes to the boarder patrol.
Nor is the president not stating the long term cost of upkeep of the wall. One can not merely put the wall up and forget about it, but it has to be
inspected on a regular basis, and then repaired or replaced on a regular basis, due to the damage from environmental, natural erosion, or from those
probing and seeing how to take it down. Then there is the need for constant patrolling the entire length of the fencing to make it where it would be
very difficult to breech.