Argument: The difficulty of securing the border should not prevent the US from trying with a fence

Issue Report: US-Mexico Border Wall


  • The Daily Interlake, Frank Miele, 10/29/06 – “Phony issue: You can’t keep people out with a fence. Of course, you can’t keep people out with a fence! That’s because they are PEOPLE — you know, the most intelligent species on the planet, capable of reasoning and skulduggery, and even digging a tunnel. But hey, you know what? You can’t keep bank robbers out of a bank either, but that doesn’t mean there is a bank in the world that doesn’t have security measures such as steel bars, armor, reinforced concrete and high-tech gadgetry including cameras, motion detectors, heat sensors, and stuff you and I never heard of.”