I oppose a fence too. Too expensive and will not work. Hell, illegals would end up working on it.
at least we would know where some of them are at and what they are up to. ;-)
I could see this working. Hire only illegals. Draw them in from all over the country. Have them build an awesome fence. Then when they are done walk them through the gate and then lock it behind them.
whats to stop someone from meixco from just coming here for a day and staying? thats why i dont understand what a border fence would do...
I said on another thread,
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. And you sure shouldnt sell Liberty cheaply, for no purpose.
Stating that it would not be the right direction for Texas is not opposition. This is the Governor who called Social Security a Ponzi scheme, global warming a carbon cult, and called printing money for political purposes, treasonous.
The Feds only authorized 700 miles of fencing, and made actual efforts at 300. The border is 2000 miles long, and 1200 miles is in Texas. That wall was designed to be a failure: scalable with a truck or ladder, and un-manned. The plans always called for the fence to be non-contiguous sections.
Eminent domain by the Federal Government to take land and land use in Texas in order to set up a real fence would take 1200 miles, however deep, of private property from Texans. It would wipe out productive farms, ranches and homesteads owned by Americans. But again: theres only plans for 300 miles in Texas.
The remaining 370 miles, to be built primarily in urban areas, are expected to have actual steel fencing. About 85 miles, in 26 noncontiguous sections, are expected to be built in Texas. The bulk of that fencing, about 70 miles, is slated for South Texas.
We do have our DPS, our helicopters, our Rangers. We have 250 of the 1000 National Guardsmen and 2/6 aerial drones that Obamas administration sent and we did win a reprieve when he decided to pull the troops after only 6 months. Then, theres that fence, for all of its holes
We do have 1200 miles of border, so the few resources we have are stretched thin. By the time personnel reaches an area, say at the fence, where movement is detected, the invaders are nowhere to be seen.