A Glimmer Of Hope?

While I have been fooled more times than I care to admit, this article gives me a glimmer of hope for our southern border. Of course, I expect this story will also disappoint me, but I figured it was at least newsworthy. Construction has begun on 400-500 miles of border fence near Yuma, Arizona.

South of Yuma, Arizona, the tall brown bollards rising against a cloudless desert sky will replace much shorter barriers that are meant to keep out cars, but not people.

This 5-mile section of fencing is where President Trump’s most salient campaign promise — to build a wall along the entire southern border — is taking shape.

The president and his administration said this week that they plan on building between 450 and 500 miles (724 and 806 kilometers) of fencing along the nearly 2,000-mile (3,218-kilometer) border by the end of 2020, an ambitious undertaking funded by billions of defense dollars that had been earmarked for things like military base schools, target ranges and maintenance facilities.

I believe the president sorely wants this wall completed – especially before the 2020 election – but the swamp creatures and the RINOs will try to stop him at every turn. Nonsense like this is how red states like Arizona, Utah, and Texas will eventually turn blue.

6 thoughts on “A Glimmer Of Hope?

  1. OK, I’m all for building the wall. But, I think the real solution is prosecuting the people who hire illegals. No jobs means they self deport and quit coming.

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  2. I share your hope (and frequent disappointments), but it looks as if some genuine barriers are going up, combined with the tightening of asylum laws and agreements with Mexico, it looks as if the flow of illegals over the southern border have slowed.
    Next, we need to work on visa overstays.

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  3. I agree wholeheartedly with William. The employers need to face serious jail time, and not at “Club Fed” when they get raided for hiring them. I suspect one reason my paycheck hasn’t really improved since the early part of this decade is the competition I face from (legal) immigrants. They come here and depress wages, especially in the technical areas. Employers hire them because of “diversity,” and they have a four year degree from some diploma mill.

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  4. I am glad they are building some miles of the wall. I will take what I can get at this point. After watching the debate the other evening, these dems scare the bejeebers out of me!

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  5. William – 100% true, but since our GOPe betters believe corporations are infallible it’s probably not going to happen.

    Proof – Agreed. That’s a big part of the problem as well.

    TXNick – And with the immigrants coming across the border, Texas may eventually turn blue.

    Ronni – Beto, Booker, et al, are coming right out and saying they’re taking our guns. Good luck with that.

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  6. I’ll be a happy camper if the entire border is like this. That said, William is 100% correct. Along with that, just quit giving any non-citizen any free stuff. When that happens, there will be no incentive to come and most of these freeloaders will go back home.

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