Wednesday, October 04, 2006


U.S. Customs: Border Fence Impractical

Experts Say Illegal Immigrants Will Enter Elsewhere

Building a fence in an attempt to secure the U.S. border with Mexico is impractical and would simply lead illegal immigrants to cross elsewhere, according to former U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents and other experts. [...] Former U.S. customs agents who have hunted drug traffickers in the mountains and deserts near the Arizona border said the new barrier would be defeated by the rugged terrain.
Well, duh. So why did this legislation pass so quickly and easily? (a) It gives the appearance that Congress is Doing Something About The Problem. (b) Building the fence will earn Boeing lots of money. I suspect that (b) is more significant than (a). Boeing was awarded the contract for constructing the wall even before the Senate voted on the bill authorizing the construction.
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