It’s Sunday, a time to put your feet up and relax or go out and play a bit…you know, forget about the stresses and problems of the nation for a few hours. So, I’m gonna talk about Illegal Immigration and Border Security and how it’s, at least in part, your fault. Those are nice, lightweight issues, the kind you don’t have to get too worked up about (now, if that isn’t guaranteed to pull in readers, I don’t know what is).
The US/Mexican border is nearly 2,000-miles long, more than 100,000 square miles. That’s about twice the distance between New York and Miami, so it’s a lot of border we’re talking about here. Can you imagine trying to stop everyone from crossing the East Coast’s Route 95 everywhere between New York and Miami? You couldn’t do it…not with walls, not with electronic sensors or the entire United States Army. And despite what the Tea Party says, it’s not like no one’s trying. Here’s some statistics from the Arizona Republic newspaper, in the State where the problem is the worst: