Ok, what about giving an "order" to the Federal Reserve to cease making electronic transfers to Mexico??? A third of the Mexican GDP, such a cut-off would require immediate action on the part of Mexico to save their economy
Of course you'll never totally seal the border. If we took every combat unit in the entire US military, even at it's current unsustainable, rapidly bankrupting, level, and did nothing whatsoever with them but lined them up along the entire border of the US, there would be over 3,000 feet between one soldier and the next... That would mean leaving no soldiers for actual defense work, withdrawing from our commitments around the world, and continuing the almost trillion dollar a year budget anyways, but it still wouldn't really make it a whole lot tougher to get in... 3,000 feet is a long ways at night... Not to mention trying to thoroughly check all the boats, containers, trucks and passengers that come in and out every day...
If you want leaders to lie to you, vote Republican. If you want ones that live in the real world, you need to accept that sometimes they'll tell you the truth rather than what you want to hear.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The only way to stop Los Zetas from threatening the security of the U.S. is to seal the border.Los Zetas is a dangerous drug cartel, but to equate them to all illegal immigrants with one large stroke is ridiculous. It's like saying no one should go to the middle east because all middle easterners are terrorists.
These guys make Escobar look like a pussy.The Mexican Drug war is pretty terrifying, but we are already assisting Mexico through the merida initiative, and this won't be the first time in history that a very organized, heavily armed South American drug cartel is taken down. Anyone remember Pablo Escobar? That guy was the 7th richest man in the world, and he still got a bullet in the head. I think we can take care of these thugs.