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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Nor the concept of logistics.
    That ain't nothin' but a plane ride, my man. Flights leave America, going to England everyday of the week.
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    Immigrants from abroad would still have to find the means to get here, not to mention contrary to what many Americans believe that vast majority of people in the world have no desire to move here. In order to receive welfare benefits (such as TANF) one must be a citizen. Granting legal residency more freely, as opposed to citizenship right away, would be an easy way to solve the potential problem.

    Again, none of that requires militarization of the border.
    If it weren't for A) the security concerns and more realistically B) the fact that legal residents here utilize public resources, you'd have an arugment there. Unfortunately, non-citizens are indeed able to access our public expenditures, and can overwhelm local governance structures doing just that.

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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That ain't nothin' but a plane ride, my man. Flights leave America, going to England everyday of the week.
    So, if the Atlantic Ocean can't stop them, how is a "militarized" border going to do it?
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    So, if the Atlantic Ocean can't stop them, how is a "militarized" border going to do it?
    That doesn't make sense.
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    Immigrants from abroad would still have to find the means to get here, not to mention contrary to what many Americans believe that vast majority of people in the world have no desire to move here. In order to receive welfare benefits (such as TANF) one must be a citizen. Granting legal residency more freely, as opposed to citizenship right away, would be an easy way to solve the potential problem.

    Again, none of that requires militarization of the border.
    You're wrong.


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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by avatar View Post
    Policing is not part of the military job. Should we need in the future to defend the border against armed gangs, and that's quite possible, the the military is the choice for the task. Unless you want to build a Berlin Wall equivalent,, and simply shoot those crossing for other reasons though, this is not the way to go.
    Securing the border is the military's job, however.
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That doesn't make sense.
    It ain't nothin' but a plane ride, my man. Flights leave Mexico, going to the United States everyday of the week. They fly right over the border.
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That ain't nothin' but a plane ride, my man. Flights leave America, going to England everyday of the week.
    Logistics are at least 30,000 feet over your head.
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Why does no one ever propose this? Replace Homeland Security (or whoever guards the Southern border) and ICE with the National Guard or the Army; all new recruits would be required to protect the border for a period of time. Fortify and secure the border and no one would even think of crossing because even if they get over that wall they will have guns pointing at them from the other side. It worked well for Austria until they joined the Schengen area. I'm not just talking about building a taller wall but complete militarization of the border. It solves your illegal immigration issue for sure and will greatly reduce trafficking of all kinds across the border. What do you Americans think especially those who live near the border?
    It already is militarized, just not officially and on paper.
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    That article refers to LEGAL immigrants getting the benefits. I was talking about ILLEGAL immigrants. Nice try.
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