Cross posted from The Virtuous Republic
We hear that patrolling the border hurts illegal immigrants who only want to better their lives. We hear that building a border fence will hurt wildlife, divide communities along the border, and destroy archaeological sites. Yet, none of these groups that are for open borders will admit that there is a problem, a problem of crime and criminals entering from Mexico into the United States of America.
On August 21, Border Patrol agents in Arizona had a good day. At the Naco station, they stopped a man from illegally crossing the border. During processing they found, “he had been convicted of having sex with a minor and rape by force or fear in 2003 in San Bernardino County….” Good job guys, you prevented this sexually perverted felon from committing more crimes in the United States.
A little further along the border on the same day, agents captured an SUV loaded with 1,500 pounds of marijuana.
To all those against the border fence, I say that protecting Americans from criminals and drug traffickers trumps the rights of wildlife. Guarding the border does and can work. It just takes a commitment from Washington, which of course requires that ordinary Americans keep up the pressure on their representatives.
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