Argument: The roads required for building a border fence may actually aid illegal immigration

Issue Report: US-Mexico Border Wall


  • Washington Post 06/10/09 – “[Roger] Di Rosa, [manager of the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona] and others cited other potential unintended consequences of fence-building. In some regions along the border, the nearest main road can be 80 miles away. So to build the barrier, roads must be created. That could end up facilitating movement into the United States rather than blocking it.”