US budget is over 4 trillion dollars. We could find tens of billions in just about every line item in the US budget. But this is really a non-issue considering we could build 3,000 miles of border walls every year for how much the US taxpayer pays for illegal alien welfare.
Silly @forexforexforex, doesn’t every building have a wall? What do you think is holding up the roof? I am guessing if you visited a Trump hotel you would walk through the door, not the wall, right? And then every individual apartment is then blocked by what? Ahh, a wall with a locked door. So it’s a building with walls and a door, and inside of it many smaller apartments that are also guarded by walls and locked doors. Sounds like a double-walled structure.
How is a wall around someone’s house not comparable to a wall around a country? It is only different in scale but identical in just about every other way. In the most general sense, walls are there to control the flow of who is/is not allowed to come through the entrances, protect the people inside the walls, keep bad things outside the walls, and to keep the goods inside the walls from being plundered. That applies anywhere from a tiny apartment all the way up to an entire country.
It’s so simple and common sense it hurts.
More great suggestions. We should use cameras, sensor, technology. Even better, it should be cloud based and also incorporate AI. I am serious here, let’s work smarter and not harder.
But if all that technology is doing is telling us someone has already waltzed across the border and disappeared into the interior, it is worthless. Now if we have technology that is telling us someone is “in the act of” going under/over our barrier, now we can perhaps turn them back before they get through.
I don’t know about anyone else but when human traffickers or drug traffickers are waltzing across the border, I would like to be able to stop them well before they disappear into the US interior. It turns out it is harder to bring trafficked children, drugs, and other crime across a border when there is a big 30 foot wall in the way.
On a final note, why do we care about our politicians opinions on the wall? Let’s find out what the border agents need to better do their job. Oh, that’s right, they just went to the capital and overwhelmingly said they need more border barriers. Of course it was all a show for the politicians and they all reverted back to their political talking points.