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Default The wall isin't being built because manufacturing / truckingcompanies don't want it built

On Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 8:03:07 PM UTC-5, Home Guy wrote:
Something I remember reading a few years ago, probably during the 2016
election campaign.

If migrants and border-crossers are forced to enter the US through
regular transportation corridors and check-points, the added inspection
required to find these people will horribly gum up the flow of
manufactured goods and hit all sorts of JIT trucking operations.

No logical reason that would happen. The 2,000 a day that are
crossing illegally, for the most part, won't present themselves at a
point-of-entry, because they know they won't be allowed in.

Hence they want migrants to continue to cross outside the regular corridors.

Now whether or not the democrats are being leaned on / pressured or
influenced more by manufacturerers and trucking companies to NOT build
the wall, for that reason, I don't know, but the Dem's don't talk about
that angle. They are consumed, as we know, by the social-justice angle
of interfering with what they think is the universal human right of

One thing the dem's did say is that the quantity of drugs flowing into
the US can only come from vehicular transport (ie not individual
migrants) - that is probably true. In which case the solution that
trump should propose is a vastly increased commercial inspection program
at the US - Mexico border. Where the number of inspection lanes and
staffing are increased to find the drugs (and the stow-away migrants)
without impacting legit transport.

Trump should propse this:

a) build the wall
b) inspect every vehicle for migrants (which will increase because of A)
c) because of (b) you will increase facility inspection capability
d) you will intercept more drugs because of (b) and solve that problem

That's what the US needs at the border.

I agree, something along those lines is very reasonable. Trump would
do all of the above and more. It's the Democrats that want open borders
and refuse to do anything. They've gone so extreme whacko, that according
to their leaders, a wall is now "immoral".

But sadly, it also facilitates something that SHOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED IN
THE FIRST PLACE - which is the US/Canada/Mexico NAFTA/NAFTA-2.

Mexico has shown that it does not deserve the right to free commerce and
access to US/Canada. It does not protect its border with the US

It's not Mexico's job to secure their border and keep people in.
But I would agree that they certainly could have stopped that caravan
from entering their southern border, could have stopped them,
detained them, deported them as they openly traveled across Mexico.

and it
does not deserve to siphon manufacturing jobs from US/Canada.

NAFTA is what gave the US it's drug problem.

Pure nonsense. We have had a big drug problem for 50 years. And
today a lot of that problem is with abuse of prescription drugs.
To try to tie the drug problem to illegal aliens and immigration
makes little sense.

Because NAFTA allowed US
manufacturing to become dependent on an open border with Mexico by
relocating facilities there.

It doesn't depend on an open border, the trade is through legal
entry points where inspections take place.

Once that was done, goods must flow.
Nothing must get in the way of goods. Car parts, etc. Border security
and inspection must not be allowed to interfere. US politicians must
comply with the dictates of US companies and their lobbyists and their
campaign contributions.

Sounds like you think countries should just cut themselves off completely
from the rest of the world. That's what you'd have to do, because drugs
don't only flow here from Mexico via the southern border. They also
arrive via boat, airplane, human couriers, even subs. If you somehow magically
sealed the MExican border, cut off trade, the drugs would still mostly get
here via other means.