Im a right leaning American, yes.
Im a left leaning American, yes.
Im not American, yes.
Im a right leaning American, no.
Im a left leaning American, no.
Im not American, no.
Im an American neither right nor left, yes.
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You can have an open border and be safe from terrorists as long as you dont militarily intervene in other countries so yes, its possible.
The way terrorists engage is through influencing citizens who are already there in USA. If you want to prevent this influence you need to teach citizens some critical thinking skills so as they could stop such a self-defeating and society-defeating influence.
Is it possible? Sure it is. Is it the most likely way for terrorists to infiltrate? No, not really - the northern border is when we discuss border security only, based on historical events, but the southern border posses problems for terrorists that the northern border does not. Is cross border infiltration on foot the most likely way it would occur? No, again, not really - historically terrorists have infiltrated using Education Visas or other visas and then radicalize locals to do the work in cells that they create. Most recently, terrorists have turned to radicalization of US citizens and legal US residents via the internet and other technology, as was done with the Boston Bombers and other numerous examples. The newest threat emerging is what Europe, and to a lesser degree the US, is currently facing with radicalized citizens and legal residents using their passports to travel to the ME, get trained and equipped, and then potentially use that same passport to come back home to radicalize, recruit and train other citizens and legal residents to enact terrorist attacks.
Closing our open border is a must. But, not for the reason in the OP. Also, to use potential terrorist infiltration as a reason to close and secure our border (and when I say border in this entire post, I mean all of our borders around the world that can be used as a port of entry as well as the land borders with Canada and Mexico) only moves the discussion from the real and present dangers to the realm of the CT which allows the open border supporters and apologists to muddy the waters and reduce the true need for a closed and secure border. As seen in this thread already.
Let's close the border, enforce our immigration laws, maintain an organized and humane immigration system that keeps the US the most diversified and technology advancing country we can be, and put the terrorist argument where it belongs, which is not at the border. A closed and secure border is not the same as keeping people out - it allows people that follow our laws and our procedures to come and go as they please, but restricts to just those that do follow our laws and procedures.
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even with virtually closed borders it would not be safe. More homegrown terrorists are a threat to security IMO or those who come in on visa's from Europe/Asia.
The open borders with Mexico are not a terrorist threat but a real and very dangerous a drugs cartel and criminal violence threat.
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