Brian Thomas reports that 65 countries are building or have already built border security walls, while American liberals adamantly oppose President Trump’s efforts to increase the effectiveness of U.S. efforts to block illegal immigration.
President Trump believes that immigrants must enter this country legally. Failure to recognize this allows easy access for criminals, gangs, and drugs.
Undocumented, illegal immigrants have no right to sneak into the U.S., and tighter security can accomplished through a U.S./Mexico border wall.
Leftists think these beliefs are racist and threaten American values.
Meanwhile, 65 other countries have taken similar measures to enhance border security.
The Daily Mail reports:
In July , Hungary’s right-wing government began building a four-metre-high (13 feet) fence along its border with Serbia to stanch the flow of refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
‘We have only recently taken down walls in Europe; we should not be putting them up,’ was one EU spokesperson’s exasperated response.
Three other countries – Kenya, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – are all constructing border fences in a bid to keep out jihadist groups next door in Somalia, Iraq and Syria.
Seven miles of barrier have already been erected along the border at Reyhanli town in Hatay province – a main point for smuggling and border-crossing from Syria – the private Dogan news agency said.
The fence in Turkey will eventually stretch for 28 miles along a key stretch of its border with Syria.
But the Turkish wall pales into insignificance when compared to the multi-layered fence which will one day stretch 600 miles from Jordan to Kuwait along Saudi’s border with Iraq – a line of defence against ISIS.
Many doubt the effectiveness of such walls. If border security fences offer more sense of security than actual security, what new measures can help?
Parts of the U.S./Mexico border already have a fence, yet it has failed to stop the flow of drugs.
Today, there are 65 countries with walls protecting their borders, according to Quebec University expert Elisabeth Vallet.
The Daily Mail continues:
From Israel’s separation barrier (or ‘apartheid wall’ as it is known by the Palestinians), to the 2,500-mile barbed-wire fence India is building around Bangladesh, to the enormous sand ‘berm’ that separates Morocco from rebel-held parts of the Western Sahara – walls and fences are ever-more popular with politicians wanting to look tough on migration and security. …
What do you think of this? Are border walls effective or are these 65 countries just wasting their time and valuable resources?