So why do we need a wall?


#409

There can’t be any accurate numbers since they are crossing illegally in both directions.

The Border Patrol tells us that it’s more than just a minor problem and they are the professionals.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/homeland-security-says-surge-in-illegal-border-crossings-is-a-crisis-warrants-military-deployment/2018/04/05/de4a496c-3903-11e8-b57c-9445cc4dfa5e_story.html?utm_term=.f7287a7e5070


#410

You are just regurgitating the LW talking points of the day.


#411

So the plan works so long as there aren’t any ladder sales. :grin:


#412

Apparently someone isn’t interested in talking about the subject anymore.


#413

I wonder if people who are FOR the fence realize that there are better technologies that could keep MORE mexicans out of our country.


#414

No I’m not.


#415

How many people can get over the wall with a ladder in five minutes?

How many can cross an open border in five minutes.


#416

We know that isn’t true, not without a massive increase in manpower, infrastructure, and transportation resources to support them.


#417

Apparently 2,000 miles of border can be responded to equally by 10% of the manpower, as long as they don’t have a ladder.

ladders must be banned!


#418

That’s the DHS spokesman. They say what they’re paid to say by the administration.


#419

Given, that I’ve already heard exactly the same talking points recited verbatim, on more than one occasion, I can only guess that those are today’s talking points. :+1:


#420

I don’t care who said it, there’s no way to track them.


#422

People will walk across the desert for days to cross the border. Jumping a wall will add a slight increase in duration to their journey by percentage.


#423

Just couldn’t resist could you? :roll_eyes:


#424

The answer is irrelevant in terms of manpower across a 2,000 mile border, the response would be initated at the first crossing, and the response times would need to be equal.


#425

Cool. Just don’t appeal to “authorities” who are administration hacks.

So how do we know there’s a crisis if no one has any idea how many people are crossing?

Here’s a hint. There is no crisis. It’s manufactured. By those aforementioned hacks.


#426

What matters is whether or not the can be successful and in what numbers.

The most desperate people in the world are deterred by effective physical barriers.

Visit a military base or prison sometime or the other 65 nations that use them to secure their borders.


#427

Lol. Those are facts baby.


#428

We are seeing that play out before our eyes in Tijuana. We have a physical barrier on both sides of the legal port of entry, funneling the traffic to the legal port of entry. Those physical barriers are very effective in that regard.


#429

Actually they are just talking points. :+1: