Argument: Illegal immigrants will simply go around a 700 mile fence


  • Washington Post 10/09/06 – “Analysts warned it would have a limited impact on security. ‘It may work to curtail crossings in the immediate area it has been built, but it won’t stop illegal immigration,” said Doris Meissner, senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington. ‘Experience has shown that traffic will shift to other parts of the border’ where there is less vigilance, added Meissner, a former commissioner at the now defunct U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.”