posted on Oct, 28 2006 @ 02:29 PM
From another article
Mexico Angered Over US Border Fence
An estimated 1.2 million illegal immigrants were arrested last year trying to cross into the US via the border states of Texas, New Mexico,
Arizona and California.
There's the reason for the fence right there, imagine all the red tape that went along with all those illegal immigrants being caught sneaking into
the US. Just imagine all the paper work that would have to be filled out, all the hours to fill out the paperwork, holding them in detention, and then
having to send them back to Mexico. I would imagine it costs at least
$500 per person (it's probably twice this amount) to catch, process,
detain, and then send each illegal immigrant back to Mexico. That would mean these 1.2 million illegal immigrants are costing the US over half a
billion dollars a year.
Who do you think pays for all this, you know it's not the illegal immigrant, US tax payers. The fence will save the US money in the long run (if it
Mr Calderon said he deplored the move because "the fence doesn't resolve anything".
The problem to resolve is the poverty level in Mexico, it is not the US who should resolve that problem, but the Mexican government themselves.
The fence IS
helping to resolve our illegal immigrantion problem though (again, if the fence works).
Mexico has pledged to challenge the fence at the United Nations, having already appealed to the Organization of American States.
Can the UN actually tell us we can't build a fence on our border? I hope not. That is not the sort of thing that should be in the UN's power to pass
"Humanity committed a grave mistake in building the Berlin Wall," he said.
The Berlin wall was built so that NOBODY
could cross the border. You can still cross the border from US to Mexico, only hopefully now thru
check points so immigrants can pass into both the countries legally
And a quote from the article that I thought summed it up pretty good.
"Ours is a nation of immigrants - we're also a nation of law," Mr Bush said.
[edit on 28/10/06 by Keyhole]