Comments: "Build the Wall" - "To Protect Dreamers"

I did not see this little gem hiding down here in today's embarrassment of blogging riches.

I suppose I'm in. For the exact reason in Samuelson's article. I don't want it, but would trade it for legal immigration. Just the Dreamers? I need a little more than that. Increased H1-B or something or something?

Or, more likely a smaller wall for the Dreamers.

Side note: we talk about ideals and rights and what should be done around here. From a practical standpoint, do you think a physical wall on the Mexican border would be effective? Cost-effective?

Posted by jk at October 31, 2017 7:39 PM

In select locations, yes, absolutely effective. Cost-effective is a complex discussion but in general, yes, cost effective too. The cost must be amortized over decades, however. Which is one reason that proponents want it and opponents don't - it's PERMANENT.

Posted by johngalt at November 1, 2017 2:41 PM

They thought so in Berlin in 1961. Oh well, 28 years is pretty good return on investment.

Posted by jk at November 1, 2017 4:33 PM

Apple, meet mister orange.

Posted by johngalt at November 1, 2017 6:02 PM
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