So your going to build an electrified wall across the entire southern and northern borders? And on all the coastal areas too?
Reducing crime is one thing.
Reducing the chance of a nuclear device going off here is entirely something else. If your solution for that is the wall, it will be a total failure.
However, a much more simpler solution is for military patrols. If caught illegally in this country and after a thorough investigation to verify the perpetrator's legal or illegal presence, kids and all, are then executed by firing squad with televised action back to those around the world. It is a harsh solution, but it would be effective. Either that or put the captured illegals into labor camps for a year building the wall(s) and give them 3 hots & a cot. After one year of labor, they have the option of telling us where they came from to deport them or they can simply work 7 days a week for the next year for food and shelter; no money. Also, we need a law barring forever coming back to the country again anyone caught entering illegally; no need to apply. If the risks are too great to come into this country illegally, then most will wait to get it done legally. CAFTA just screwed us with security and immigration. Such laws can be implemented and enforced, however, seems that US businessmen and international corporations prefer the US turn a blind eye as to exploit slave (cheap) labor to improve their bottoms lines and bonuses.
I know it all sounds a little crazy, but as of now, no punishment is being handed to those coming in illegally. We have the money available to build the wall and fence. I guess we should let all the US criminals out of jail now as we now have no effective means, ugggh....I mean an unwilling government, to stop foreign criminals from simply walking across our borders. Can't discriminate can we? IMHO, anyone against implementation of illegal entry deterrents is a bleeding heart liberal, currently using illegal labor for their own gain, or simply doesn't really care.
BTW, how would a physical electronically monitored barrier to keep people and vehicles from simply driving over the borders be a total failure with respect to security? Security of coastal areas are another issue entirely. Unsecured borders is a big problem. It is impossible to instantaneously remove all radicals around the world that want to terrorize the US with a nuke detonation and attempt to bring us one here for the fireworks. So, I guess it's cheaper to rebuild the downtown of a major city after a nuke detonation than to erect a wall/fence combo and forget innocent folks perishing in the process?
I'd like to hear your solution on increasing border security or are you simply content to just let a nuke or dirty bomb detonate and hope it's not where you live?
One final note, I don't like the situation at all, however, it has been forced upon us in this country, so, how do we improve the situation? Keep in mind also, 2/3 of those in this world want to live next door and work next door to you and me. Is there enough room and water for that to happen and are US citizens responsible for every individuals economic, physical, educational, and spiritual demise?
Please forgive what may sound as a harsh tone as a reply to you, it is not a personal attack on you or your comment. I'm just more fed up with the Fed's, states' and locals' BS and unwillingness to enforce our current laws as they have been sworn to uphold, that's all.