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    Re: Is It Possible To Seal Our Borders?

    It would be a lot easier if the government of Mexico did more to provide a better business climate that creates jobs for its citizens. They don't need to do anything about the problem if their citizens can just leave if they don't like it. There's no reason why Mexico shouldn't be as rich as US and Canada.

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    Re: Is It Possible To Seal Our Borders?

    If the Berlin wall didn't work what on earth makes you think a chain link fence extending a tiny portion of the border will?
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    Re: Is It Possible To Seal Our Borders?

    So far, there are 4 people who claim it's possible to seal our borders but no one has explained HOW that could be accomplished???

    Don't forget the poll question is "Is It Possible To Seal Our Borders?".......Not ..." If we spent every dime of tax money we take in, would it possible to stop a few more illegal border crossings?"
    Jamesrage made a stab at it but his ideas would never work even if with the expenditure of more money than we could ever afford.Is there really any debate about that??

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Yes it is possible, but costly. We wiped out smallpox,sent men to the moon, won two world wars,so almost anything is possible. I would we just happy with a secured wall or even a secured fence on our northern and southern borders and have boats and panes that patrol 10-20 miles(or more) west or east out in the ocean depending on where our borders meet other countries, that would be way more effective than what we got now. Sure a few might sneak though,which is better than the hundreds or thousands that sneak through. If you have a leaky faucet you do not let it run at full blast just because you can not turn it off all the way, you shut it the best you can so that only a little bit of water comes out and then worry about getting it fixed once you are able to get it fixed.
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    Re: Is It Possible To Seal Our Borders?

    Even East Germany couldn't totally seal its borders. There's no way the U.S. can.

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    Re: Is It Possible To Seal Our Borders?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Even East Germany couldn't totally seal its borders. There's no way the U.S. can.
    & look at the size of the borders of the old East Germany compared to the U.S.! The idea is really ludicrous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    If the Berlin wall didn't work what on earth makes you think a chain link fence extending a tiny portion of the border will?
    When the Berlin wall was up I seriously doubt a **** of people crossed the border.5000 people successfully escaped to West Berlin during the whole entire time the wall was up, what is that was basically a 179 people a year between 1961-1990. So it is retarded to say the Berlin Wall didn't work. If only a 179 people came into the US illegally each year I do not think we would have the 12-20 million plus illegals in this country that we do now.
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    Re: Is It Possible To Seal Our Borders?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    When the Berlin wall was up I seriously doubt a **** of people crossed the border.5000 people successfully escaped to West Berlin during the whole entire time the wall was up, what is that was basically a 179 people a year between 1961-1990. So it is retarded to say the Berlin Wall didn't work.
    OK....Give it another shot then:
    Please give us a realistic/affordable method for sealing all our borders???

    Please be specific:
    How many men will it take? (working in 8 hr shifts)
    How much money will it cost?
    How high do we build the fence?
    How do we fence off the Atlantic & Pacific oceans?
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    Re: Is It Possible To Seal Our Borders?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Even East Germany couldn't totally seal its borders. There's no way the U.S. can.
    They may have not completely sealed it but escapes where slowed down to a trickle. Most people who oppose illegal immigration would be happy with a trickle instead of a flood.
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    Re: Is It Possible To Seal Our Borders?

    it's not about sealing the border totally it's about sealing it to the degree where INS can deal with the amount that do get through. If you decreased the amount of undocumented entries into the country by 70% the INS could deal with the rest.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Is It Possible To Seal Our Borders?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    OK....Give it another shot then:
    Please give us a realistic/affordable method for sealing all our borders???
    Thats an all together different question


    I see no way to achieve that. But as I have always said I do not believe a wall or any attempt to "seal" our borders is the answer to our immigration problem.

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