"is there a restraint on the amount of people a wall can handle? " There is a difference in man power needed to stop said sizeable population.
"in your calculation you get the numbers 9 and 43 but omit the units those numbers represent. the units are person / km. does that measure efficiency or effectiveness?" It clearly measures the difficulty of the situation.
"you'd get 9 and 43 people per each kilometer of the wall respectively.
this also assumes all of them will try to cross at the same time. in reality when it comes to usa you'd probably have peak times when a large group tries to cross and this will occur in a relatively small area of the wall. as for israel you'd hardly have anyone trying to cross because people generally don't like getting their knee caps shot off." Like, are you braindead? Are you seriously not understanding the point I was trying to make or are you trying your hardest, pulling off the most insane mental gymnastics to ignore what I stated?
THERE IS MORE LAND TO COVER, THERE ARE BIGGER IMMIGRATION WAVES (definitely more than Palestine since Palestinians aren't even trying to get into Israel, they are trying to keep the Israelis out, which is why his original reference to the Israeli wall is retarded, but nvmmmmm)... HENCEFORTH IT IS MUCH HARDER AND MORE EXPENSIVE FOR AMERICA TO DO THE SAME THING AS ISRAEL, WHICH IS ALSO READY HARD AND EXPENSIVE OF ITSELF.
"at the end of the day you could probably have the entire thing rigged with cameras and use image recognition software to monitor all of the feeds and dispatch a warning if a person was spotted at some sector. have a team of border patrol agents responsible for each sector with additional teams as backup who would respond to incoming alerts." Which is literally already happening. There is a reason the borders are the way they are, it's because they are almost natural barriers between the two countries, and they are heavily monitored. What both of you retards are failing to understand is that a wall won't do much more than miles of dessert and giant mountains and hills are already doing and it would still need the exact same manpower being used right now.
And if you can't answer these then admit that you are retarded:
"- Make prostitution legal, regulated and safe.
- Legalize marijuana. More resources for fighting other drugs.
- Restructure US embassy in Mexico so application for refugee status is able to be done without needing to be at border entry point.
- Relax visa requirements and lower payable amount for fast track status.
By not having a wall and focusing on the contributing issues you can secure the border AND help people at the same time."
""there is a national emergency" HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA lmao
You must be braindead to believe that!
Also the wall would do nothing against drugs,
"As the DEA concluded in 2015, drug traffickers “transport the bulk of their goods over the Southwest Border through ports of entry (POEs) using passenger vehicles or tractor trailers.” "(bit.ly/2CnKN64)
"Drugs enter through official ports and Border Patrol checkpoints, not through the open land where walls might be built." (bit.ly/2HDBO3T)
Same with sex traffic.
"By having a wall you can focus on other issues without straining all your resources trying to secure the southern border" After having wasted billions and maybe the worst decission ever made by a republican president on national level, yes."
"striking that virtually all of the pro-wall comments have as an implicit premise that the interests of the people who want to immigrate are near-valueless. a wall isnt an efficient use of money regardless; it was probably just a mnemonic that trump's handlers came up with to keep him on message and now it's gone too far.
edit: also illegal immigrants commit violent crime at a lower rate than general public and consensus among economists is that their economic effect is neutral at worst. a complete reform would be ideal ofc but in the meantime keeping them out really shouldn't be a priority. the people who make it such i assume are racist or they think the government is always right, and when those same people will often bash the gov in other contexts i can't help but lean towards the former."
Kill yourself you utter asinine, benine, inane, mumbling, bumbling, degenerate, braindead, retarded idiot.