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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

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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?
    If that's what it takes to secure the border and stem the flow of illegal aliens, yes. I'd certainly explore any other effective, and less expensive, solutions first. The point is to stem the tide of illegal aliens, and secure the borders.

    All for legal immigration. All against illegal immigration.
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    No, I live 2.5 hours from the border and journey into Mexico frequently, by car and plane.

    We don't need thousands of troops standing around in the desert to stop people who want to work as orange pickers and busboys.

    If we are going to spend that money, how about we spend it making Mexico a first world country where the workers stay?

    Better get ready for your $8.50 gallon of orange juice and too expensive lettuce though...
    Pretty much. If Mexico wasn't a **** hole they would stop flocking here in such huge numbers. I'm not exactly sure how the US would help Mexico though. The US isn't exactly good at nation building after all.

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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Pretty much. If Mexico wasn't a **** hole they would stop flocking here in such huge numbers. I'm not exactly sure how the US would help Mexico though. The US isn't exactly good at nation building after all.
    Seems that the US is supporting, at least partially, the Mexican nation in the form of foreign aid.

    2012 2011
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    List of countries by foreign aid received - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Now granted, that really isn't much at the nation level, but it's something. Hopefully it makes Mexico just a little less of a ****hole and keeps their citizens over there, rather than being illegal over here.
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Securing the border is the military's job, however.
    US Border and Customs protection part of Homeland Security. Learn these things.

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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by avatar View Post
    US Border and Customs protection part of Homeland Security. Learn these things.
    Theirs nothing restricting deployment of the army to secure the border.
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    We could send all our new enlistees to the border for basic training. No better firing range that being able to shoot at moving targets. Maybe we charge the recruits a buck per bullet, just to cut down on waste, but give them a $25 bonus for a live capture and a $50 bonus for every every kill.

    Or we could charge civilians a hunting fee. Kinda like that new Carnival cruise where they go to Somolia. No casino on this cruse, but you can rent a high power rifle and play "whack a pirate". I heard that they will keep bringing you free drinks as long as you keep buying ammo.

    Just kidding of course.
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    We could send all our new enlistees to the border for basic training. No better firing range that being able to shoot at moving targets. Maybe we charge the recruits a buck per bullet, just to cut down on waste, but give them a $25 bonus for a live capture and a $50 bonus for every every kill.

    Just kidding of course.
    I know you're just kidding, but I'd be willing to bet that little plan would get a lot of support in some demographics in this country.
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Militarizing is necessary for border patrol, it's a fact. For other people - no! Border is very dangerous place, especially Mexican! Immigrants, drug-cartels, etc. And this people will do everything to go to America. And if they can't do this legally, they will use every method to do that illegally. Usage of weapons is one of those "methods". Militarization of border patrol is necessity.

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