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    Is It Possible To Seal Our Borders?

    A HC thread has really turned into an illegal alien discussion so let's see what we think about that issue.

    My thinking is with the length of our land borders (with Mexico & Canada) & all our beaches, if we took every member of ALL our military, police & Boy Scout troops & turned them into full-time border guards, we could never hope to even have a major effect on stopping illegal entry into this country.
    (Other than having a "show of force" at the obvious entry points ......to help deter casual border crossers, any real attempts to seal any country's borders have always been doomed to failure & always will)

    Even if we successfully catch a family of...let's say Mexicans....crossing illegally into this country, what do we do with them? (shoot them??) ..Of course not!...
    OK...So let's incarcerate them!...But wait a minute....Now they are not only in our country but we have to feed, house & take care of their medical needs while in prison because they can't work!!...Nope...that won't work either.

    The best we can do is send them home ...so that they can try again tomorrow...or next week, right?
    Last edited by Devil505; 09-11-09 at 09:01 AM.

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    Re: Is It Possible To Seal Our Borders?

    No, it isn't. The only way for it to be possible would be for us to go into a self quarantine mode, with no travel into or out of the US, a wall around our whole country (including coastlines and Canada), and having our entire army patrolling this wall.

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    Re: Is It Possible To Seal Our Borders?

    You can't seal nothing no more.

    Don't believe it?

    Ask the Chinese what they think about US debt and money printing.

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    Re: Is It Possible To Seal Our Borders?

    No one wants to seal the borders, they want to control them.
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    Re: Is It Possible To Seal Our Borders?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    No one wants to seal the borders, they want to control them.
    Control????..What does that mean?

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    Re: Is It Possible To Seal Our Borders?

    Is it possible? Sure but to actually seal our borders would be one massive undertaking that we are never going to attempt.

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    Re: Is It Possible To Seal Our Borders?

    Everything is possiblol.
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    Re: Is It Possible To Seal Our Borders?

    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?

    Seal the borders?

    ...and just who exactly would pick our fruit then???


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    Re: Is It Possible To Seal Our Borders?

    If we tightened up our work requirements, making it much more likely that employers who hire illegals will do jail time and/or pay significant fines, the borders would be more easily controlled.

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