There is an opinion piece about immigration that I made this comment to (in part as a response to other commenters):

So let me see. We can not prevent smuggling of goods (neither could the USSR) but we can prevent the smuggling of people?

“Conservatives” are insane.

What would I do? Make it easier to get in temporarily so there was less incentive to stay. And welfare reform might be in order. But fences? You have to put troops behind them to make them work. See Germany, East, Stasi.

Care to station two or three divisions on the Mexican border with shoot to kill orders? Look up Esequiel Hernández Jr.