Thursday, December 01, 2005

Mexico: Hey! you can't protect your own borders.

Immigration: Mexico bringing the arrogance to the debate once again. The upside is that for pro illegal aliens people, this is the type of talk just angers people to favor tougher laws.

Mexico will fight proposals to fortify part of the U.S.-Mexico border with a high-tech wall, Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez said on Thursday. Concerned about the huge numbers of illegal immigrants streaming across the border, and worried it could be an entry point for terrorists, many members of the U.S. Congress are backing an idea to erect a Berlin Wall-style division along the border. Rep. Duncan Hunter, a California Republican who chairs the House Armed Services Committee, has proposed building two parallel steel and wire fences with a lighted strip in between running from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific coast. "We will use all means necessary, and I am referring to things like international tribunals (and other) international action, to make it clear that this is not an act that would resolve the migration issue," Derbez said. ....President Vicente Fox said this week he would keep fighting for a migration reform that could benefit millions of Mexican fruit pickers, waiters and janitors in the United States. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said a wall running the length of the border would cost too much and did not make sense for desert areas. He told a briefing in Washington the plan was for a "smart", "21st century" barrier combining high-tech fencing in urban areas and surveillance technology in desert areas.
I agree with Chertoff, a complete wall doesn't make much sense and would cost too much. Just build it in places that demand it due to popularity. Now we could always play off the fence being built by Spain to cut on R&D costs.

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