In favor, opposed, don't care or neutral (but more in a tentative way than in an apathetic way)?
Not that I disagree with anything else you say, but this is the quote that led me to like your post.I think the whole topic of borders/immigration is used as a propaganda tool by politicians far more than they are trying to make sincere improvements to the system.
The wall is a symbol, not a solution.
If they really wanted to "secure" the border, they would build a panama canal from the Gulf to the pacific right along the border. But, even that wouldn't be 100% effective.
By which you basically prove building a wall doesn't solve the problem. Or you should build a wall around Miami as well. Considering the expected sea level increase that might not be a bad idea...A good example of why that wouldn't work would be Miami. They have a sixty mile "border" of water between them and Cuba and the "undocumented" immigrants still find their way across...
That's actually comparing apple to oranges because Cuban immigrants were treated much differently than other Latin American immigrants due to the "Wet Feet, Dry Feet" policy up until January 2017. And most likely due to those changes, the number of Cubans trying to cross has actually *fallen*, from 5600+ in 2016 to 1600+ in 2017 to 200(!) through Aug. 4, 2018 (these are the ones picked up and noted, although it defies credubility that the numbers for those not counted would have risen since all other factors seem to be the same, in terms of patrolling the seas for example).Ferret said:A good example of why that wouldn't work would be Miami. They have a sixty mile "border" of water between them and Cuba and the "undocumented" immigrants still find their way across...
The few reports I've read (mostly fact-checking reports from Trump's address) actually say the majority of drugs comes through legal ports of entry, just (obviously) hidden in various forms of transportation or on people.Ransac said:However, many reports have shown that the drug market gets into the country via tunnel systems that stretch for miles.