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originally posted by: JBIZZ
Imo, the issue is not about how many people will still come in illegally. The issue is how can we deter people from coming in illegally & deter human trafficking. A border wall is just 1 deterrent. Drugs are lighter than people, so one can just use drones to bring any drugs they want in with minimal chance of getting caught. Some other deterrents would be to stop giving illegals welfare, as well as, stopping sanctuary cities form illegally allowing illegals to stay in these cities & taxing all personal (non-business) wire transfers sent to Latin America.
originally posted by: Zimnydran
To say that the wall is not needed or will do no good and is a waste of money..... is no different than saying law enforcement should not have bullet proof vests because you can still shoot them in the head, arms and legs.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: JAGStorm
We can address each problem in sequence. First, the human trafficking and illegal crossings. The big caravans are not using "exotic" methods to sneak into America.
originally posted by: soundguy
I read that one earlier. Have you happened to catch the Netflix series narcos? It’s just a numbers game. They can’t search everything.
Even the libertarian think tank the Cato institute says the wall will not work.
a reply to: JAGStorm
originally posted by: JAGStorm
The article states the many ways drugs get in.
Fishing boats, tunnels, lots of tunnels, vessels, trains, cars, shipping cargo, and of course a favorite good ol' airplanes, and a dozen other legal methods.
Just think, if you can smuggle drugs in using these methods, what makes people think you can't smuggle people in?
originally posted by: roadgravel
There is no perfect, complete solution but people seem to expect the barrier to be or it is useless.
I would like to think those people are just acting that way to build support against it but I have to believe many are just ignorant.