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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

There's an old New England saying: "Good fences make good neighbors...." Soooo...., why not a U.S.-Mexico border "fence...?"

And, for that matter..., a U.S.-Canada border "fence...?" The "good neighbors" ethic makes far more sense when both countries involved are behaving as "good neighbors."

A country that deliberately violates the border and immigration laws of an adjoining country is definitely not a good friend! And the violating country in this case is Mexico, as it sends a flood of its under-class citizens to break U.S. laws, in order to establish a tap through which money they earn in the U.S. can be funnelled back to Mexico to prop up the Mexican economy---to the detriment of American workers and the American economy.

Read more below and at humaneventsonline. Also read about the new pewresearch poll that shows 11.5-12M illegal aliens, a high percentage of them Mexicans, are now in the United States.
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"Border Fence Is Legitimate Self-Defense"

"Roman Catholic Archbishop Michael Sheehan of Santa Fe.... hurled a stinging criticism last week at the provision in the immigration reform bill passed by the U.S. House that calls for building 700 miles of double fencing—together with “roads, lighting, cameras and sensors”--along five stretches of the nearly 2,000-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border

”Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez declared in December: “Mexico is not going to bear, it is not going to permit, and it will not allow a stupid thing like this wall.” Now, if you were looking for “hostile acts,” here would be two: The Mexican president intimating he would like to see the destruction of a proposed public structure in a neighboring republic, and his foreign secretary declaring that Mexico will not permit the neighboring republic to build it in the first place....

How can we optimize both the security of our country and the safety of would-be illegal immigrants to the United States? We can do something that may be politically incorrect, but that occupies high moral ground: Blockade the entire border.

Build a double border fence all the way from San Ysidro to Brownsville, and patrol it well. Where geography prevents construction of a physical fence, deploy other resources in sufficient number to shut down illegal crossings.

Surely, a nation that can build cruise missiles and stealth planes can master the old-fashioned civil engineering to build--not a wall--but a very good fence between nations that ought to be very good neighbors (President Fox’s and Secretary Derbez’s absurd rhetoric notwithstanding).

Then, when our border is secure, we can have a national debate about crafting new immigration rules that can be enforced with all the vigor just laws deserve...."

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