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April 06, 2006

So, I heard a report on NPR about how success this triple-depth fence was in practically stopping illegal immigrants from crossing over from Mexico, down south of San Diego.

The report mentioned that there were two, no, three consequences.

1. People living in the area find life more peaceful without "them" tearing up fences and suchlike.

2. Men who used to cross into the USofA for a few months and then go home are now arriving with their families and staying. (Because the people who take money to smuggle people across are too expensive to use more than once.)

3. The same number of immigrants (or more) are arriving, they're just coming across the desert or the mountains. So, more of them are dying.

One of the people being interviewed said we need the same triple-depth fence all across the border. And I couldn't help it. The memory of the Berlin Wall flashed into my mind.

First, it was just a wire fence, too, you know. But they quickly realized that wire wasn't enough to keep people from passing through.

So, aside from that, you tell me. What's my stance on immigration reform? What should I be supporting right now? Amnesty? (I'm not afraid to say it, no.)

Posted by AnneZook at 08:56 PM