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Friday, July 21, 2006

But They Might Get HURT Breaking Our Laws...

Source: Washington Times

Building fences along high-traffic areas of the U.S. border with Mexico dramatically reduces crime, the president of the Border Patrol union told Congress yesterday.


Most Congress members at the joint hearing yesterday seemed to agree on the need for fencing, but at least one worried that it would endanger the lives of those trying to sneak into the country.
You don't say.

"Individuals who attempt to cross the border are determined," said Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat.

Tall fences in high-traffic areas would force the illegal aliens deep into the desert, where they could face "starvation, rape and murder," he said. "Those who are not deterred will become increasingly dependent upon profit-minded coyotes and criminal traffickers in order to cross the border in remote areas."
I've got three words for you, Elijah:

Not. Our. Problem.

May I point out the key phrase here? "Those who are not deterred..."

You see, the point of a fence along the border is not only to provide a physical barrier that impedes unlawful passage, but also to provide a deterrent that sends a strong and clear message: if you have to sneak across to get here, keep your ass on the other side.

If I follow your logic (and, yes, I use that word both loosely and facetiously), Mr. Cummings, I should leave my doors unlocked at night and maybe even leave the porch light on because I wouldn't want a burglar who is determined to get his mitts on my stuff to injure himself while breaking in to rob me.

You first.

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