I will need about 200 Marines, 2-4 Blackhawk Helicopters, A few front loaders, and a few dump trucks. I could guarantee in 30 days you can't drag, talk or beg anymore sneaking across. Do it right one time it won't need doing again.
All the Marines, Blackhawk helicopters, and 20 foot tall fences in the world are incapable of stopping people determined to escape miserable lives in Latin America or the Caribbean. Many of the 11 M + here illegally came in by way of visas, then stayed on instead of returning to misery and unemployment in their homelands.
Congressional Republikans are back at their old tricks - supporting ineffective Government programs, then blaming Democrats for budget deficits and Govt inefficiency.
The Chinese tried to control the people with their Great Wall, it failed. The Russians tried to control the people of E. Berlin with the Berlin Wall, it failed even with machine guns mounted on top. No wall can control the movement of people that believe crossing it will lead to a better life.
What WILL control the people from crossing the line is if the other side is worse that what they have. All we need to do is dramatically enforce the emigration law on the books now and pass additional laws that makes illegals life more miserable here than at home. Our idiot legislators cannot understand this. The idiots want to spend/waste billions building the Mexican Wall.
Time to elect some people with some smarts.
It would work in keeping people out, but what about the 20 million criminals already in the country? Maybe give them 30 days to leave the country, and then those still here illegally will get the death penalty. They can leave and then apply for immigration the right way. Problem solved.
If i had to live in a dirt shack with chemical rivers and had to slave away at some factory, and there was a better place to go just across the border, there's a good chance I'd find a way, but everyone is different.