The issue over the battle over sealing off the “United States” borders is hardly something new. Construction of the first so-called Border-Wall started in 1993, between San Diego and Tijuana.
The Department of Homeland Security estimated that the cost to build the extension is rated @ $10 million per stretching mile.
As of in 2011, the Department of Homeland Security had reportedly erected 350 miles of pedestrian fencing @ an estimated $6.5 million per mile, and about 299 miles of vehicle barriers that cost approximately $1.7 million per mile.
The result ; 649 miles worth of very expensive fencing scattered in disconnected pieces along the southwest border. When US president Bush signed the “Secure Fence Act” in October 2006, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) argued that it would be impossible to construct the same type of fencing across the border’s diverse terrain.
Drugs Business :
An amendment to allow leeway for DHS to determine where it made sense to construct the high-tech fencing, physical barriers, roads, lighting, camera’s and censors that the act called for and where it didn’t. These opportunities leave the DEA the tool to determine where border patrol agents report drug runners to cross into the USA.
The DEA (Drugs Enforcement Agency) is an organization that calls it own shots. They create and determine the rulings (legislation) and they control the implementation of these dubious double-standard interpretations, that leaves the road open for some well-connected free agents to decide who gets arrested and who can continue to make money.
The border wall security led to more migrant deaths, however nothing compared to the thousands of African migrant victims that are found dead floating in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
Nature & Wildlife Destruction :
Environmental advocates argue that construction of the high-tech fencing has already taken a significant toll on wildlife near the border. The mission is na complete waste of money, not scaling back the migrant process. In Arizona border walls have acted as dams leading to severe erosion and flooding, affecting rivers, streams and wetlands.
Walls fragment wildlife habitats, separating them from food, water and mates needed to maintain a healthy population. Border walls build in New Mexico’s Playas Valley block the movement of one of the last wild herds of bison, who’s range straddles the US-Mexican border.
In Texas, the walls that slice through the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge have fragmented habitat that it critical for the survival of the endangered ocelot’s and other species.
At the moment there are more Mexicans returning to their homeland country, then there are migrant entering the USA along the Mexican border. The Rio Grande marks a significant part of the US-Mexico border. California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas are the states that border Mexico.
The USA has an estimated 12 million ‘illegal’ aliens employed in the tourism (hotel clean-up maids & other low paid or enslaved servants) and construction sector, building and maintaining real estate properties for the rich and famous.
The new administration suggests that ISIS now also forms a serious threat to the USA, entering the Land of Opportunity via Mexico?
Simply stated the fence hoax is a 14th century solution to a 21st century problem, because according to Homeland Security, 40% of all undocumented aliens entered the United States legally on some type of work or student visa. They just never went back home.
The other 60% were brought in by smuggling organizations, but those flows can be stopped by cutting off the (internal) middlemen from the employers in the USA.
Yahoo Politics / Crickey Conservation Society 2017.