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Trump's comment conflicts with the numbers compiled by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency responsible for enforcing the nation's laws along the U.S.-Mexico border.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: jjkenobi
If such a thing was possible, that is, if it were possible to prevent all traffic from South of the border, and prevent any and all illegal crossings of the border by installing a wall, then you MIGHT just have a point, except for the fact that border crossings account for a relatively minor amount of the total of illegal immigration, and that a far greater amount of illegal immigration is done through legitimate ports of entry, by way of overstaying visiting visa periods.
But what you are suggesting is NOT physically possible. Even if you lined up every Navy vessel around the shores of your country, even if you applied all the resources, and I mean ALL the resources of your entire military as a border force, you would STILL get drugs, guns and people crossing into the United States, undocumented, and unknown by the authorities.
Think about this another way, ok? There is not a single country on the face of this Earth, with quite as much border protection as North Korea. Thats just a fact. They take their borders more seriously than most people on the planet take breathing, the moronic, insular bastards that they are on a societal level. And you know what? People escape from there all the time. They risk getting shot, they risk having their boats sunk, being tortured for a decade and unceremoniously shot in the back of the head, then put in with the coal to be used as fuel at the prison complex or forced labour camp they get assigned to upon arrest, just to cross a border.
And you really think that a nation with a border as wide as yours, with such long coastlines all up and down both East and West of it is EVER going to be able to NOTABLY reduce the amount of illegal, undocumented and unwitnessed crossings into its territory? You haven't got a hope, especially since you refuse to solve the most important issue first, which is that this illegal immigration and drug smuggling is being funded and facilitated by your own nations intelligence services. Nooo, that problem is apparently too hard to solve, so hard you do not even publicly mention it. Never mind the fact that the CIA owns or has power over the cartels and directs many of their operations, specifically when it comes to Narco Terror south of the border. Never mind that the very notion of narco terror was created by members of the CIA and taught to gangs down south in order to disrupt otherwise healthy socialist ideas being spread there at the time. Never mind the fact that the drug situation is America's fault in the first place, no, you guys would prefer to deny your responsibility, and take absolutely no steps to curtail the source of the problem.
You will fail, so will the wall, whether it gets built or not. The source of the problem is your clandestine agencies, and until you solve that problem at source, the rest will continue and continue, with no end in sight. Grow some balls and do something useful to solve the problem.
originally posted by: jtma508
Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) whose district covers roughly 700miles of the southern border says the same thing. He maintains that there is no crisis on the southern border and that the whole thing is a myth fabricated by Trump to get his Wall. There are far better and far more effective ways to spend border security money then on Trump's monument to himself.
originally posted by: highvein
a reply to: AtlasHawk
Sounds like someone doesn't want border security interfering in their bribe money. Maybe an investigation is needed.
which is that this illegal immigration and drug smuggling is being funded and facilitated by your own nations intelligence services
What cargo can no longer be transported by road and land will be flipped to be flown, or boated, or tunneled under the border instead, and there is nothing you can ever do to stop that.
Unless you stop your intelligence services running the gangs and the guns and the drugs for their own ends, these things will never stop,