Argument: Failed fences in China demonstrate the futility of a border fence


  • 5/17/06 – “Critics charge that the failure of similar fences in Spain and along the Hong Kong-China border suggest this barrier will do little or nothing to combat illegal immigration, but will certainly divert money from programs that could. A crackdown by Spain on illegal migrants crossing the Strait of Gibraltar from Morocco shifted the traffic to Spain’s Canary Islands. When Spain extended its maritime crackdown to the Canaries, migrants began pouring over border fences in Spain’s enclaves on the North African coast.”