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Thank you find another topic now with key senators close again they say on a compromise to tighten border security Wall Street -- -- had a good doses of border security fence would become.
Our version the American version of the Berlin Wall.
Dan is deputy editor of the Wall Street Journal's editorial page not Arab version but the Republican's version of the borrow one ball and day.
Symbol of I think the word that you used was negation house Dan.
Well it would just simply -- United States deciding to say no along the entire border down there and I understand the arguments about the use country being able to protect its own sovereignty.
But I don't think people have.
Really focused on the practicality.
Of building this wall taken.
-- senate compromise today would be to initially build the wall along 700 miles well that would leave a mere thirteen 1300.
Miles to go.
-- I mean the distance from San Diego to Brownsville Texas is 1969.
Now if you extend that line from San Diego allowed -- our country it extends to Chicago and does anyone seriously think that you could build a wall or offense from San Diego Chicago that would prevent people from getting across that is just not practical at all.
Nor do I think that the workers he's -- an immigrant workers coming really enjoy coming up through the Arizona desert where they often die.
The real answer in this immigration bill is to try to find a mechanism that rationalize is the employment market in which these people work.
And we had that in the 1950s.
And sixties with the -- -- program.
Which legalize the way they would -- all work in the agricultural sector or other sectors when the work declined they would go back to Mexico legally.
Why this than the bill does contain some elements to do that but somehow the focus has gotten on a thing.
That this fence that I think is just really a deep violation of America's values and and political minefield or certainly political trouble right for the Republican Party.
Had a speaker Boehner work its way through this because on the one hand obviously you don't wanna be seen as being.
Anti immigrants now that was an issue in the last election I'm sure it will be in the next 192016.
Well it is a difficult thing for the speaker and -- say I think the impetus for this.
Occurred years ago when you had a lot of violence in southern Arizona and Southern California.
Involving -- illegal crossings I know people who live down there they felt like they were under siege from this sort of thing.
But the idea that this.
Law and it literally says that you would build.
The fence along the entire border with 90% effectiveness meaning you -- 900 of every thousand people coming across.
Is impractical and night.
Understand people's concerns but it is not the core issue I yet.
Proof in that column that it.
Might very well beyond practical based on the -- program the Boeing fence that was put a -- six right which was it was basically done away with back added 2011.
Remember just operational progress -- mean the idea as you could do a lot of technology towers radars underground sensors.
The environment along that border is so in hospital in terms of heat water ice wind.
There would be incredibly difficult to maintain the technology Hansack -- -- underground sensors ants ants -- the wires water gets in Eric Rhodes the batteries that it would be very difficult and -- Billions and billions of dollars to sustain it over time and I don't think congress would support it over a long period of time we're talking 1015 years now obviously you're Smart guy but other people -- as well they must know all of this and some of these this type of talk getting into the immigration bill is just.
The politics right seeking cater to I think a lot of it is for politics I mean the Republicans are extremely concerned that you're going to somehow have a path to citizenship which will simply create a lot of democratic voters and that is one of the strong impetus -- for pushing against that.
But the American economy has a need for workers of some sort in agriculture or the restaurant business -- in New York City -- and fisheries and carpet -- and in Georgia so that has to be dealt.
With -- -- write and -- the one concern is not just that it will create more democratic voters it's like if you create a path to citizenship here.
For this illegal -- who are already here.
And don't do anything to stop people pouring into the United States illegally how do you do that if not their offense.
Well that I think as I say you do it by rationalizing a system where they could work here.
Not as citizens spend.
With the card that at least said they were here legally to do specific jobs in specific -- -- -- for morons in the order -- I think it absolutely will stop people from crossing the border because they don't do -- so dangerous to come across that border I think they'd much rather come in.
Through the normal ports to specific jobs that they would complete.
And then go back to Mexico and then you could have a system to verify certainly if they wanted to stay and pursue a path to citizenship.
That would be very difficult but what we have now the status quo is completely unsustainable and -- the big issue in Washington right now immigration Dan had a good thanks as always it could have been.
And could -- they allow.
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