Since 2010, countries have built, fortified, or expanded border barriers that have WORKED…
(Katie J. Read, Liberty Headlines) Contrary to what Democrats have argued, President Trump’s plan to secure the Mexican border with a wall may prove effective.
Nonprofit and nonpartisan group Just Facts published an article Monday outlining concerns raised by opponents of the wall.
The article cited Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, for example, calling Trump’s idea for a wall archaic.
“A wall can be tunneled under,” Schumer said. “I’m sure those who love the wall have heard of shovels. It’s a medieval solution for a modern problem.”
Many modern countries have implemented security walls, however.
Just Facts points out that, since 2010, countries have built, fortified, or expanded border barriers.
Austria, Kenya, Jordan, Spain, Greece, Norway, Slovenia, Macedonia, Gibraltar, Myanmar, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Oman, Algeria, Ukraine, Tunisia, Hungary, and Morocco have used a wall-like solution to secure their borders.
When refugees from the Middle East and Africa poured into Hungary in 2015, the country faced a massive immigration crisis.
Hungary closed its border on October 16, 2015 by completing a fence around its boundary.
Two days later, according to data from the Hungarian police, the rate of migrant captures had declined by 99 percent.
With success stories like Hungary’s, critics of Trump’s proposed wall lose some of their credibility.
“Instead of wasting scarce resources on a wall that will be ineffective, we should focus on real solutions,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein said in stating her opposition.
But a wall in the U.S. would help solve many problems that stem from a lack of border control.
Mexico supplies most of the heroin in the United States — the drug caused more than 12,900 deaths from overdoses in 2015.
With a wall in place, that number could be reduced dramatically.
Crime rates may also decrease because of the wall, according to Just Facts.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office study of 249,000 non-citizens in U.S. prisons and jails during 2003 to 2009 reported that prisoners had been arrested for 2.9 million offenses committed within the U.S.
Those arrests included 69,929 sex offenses and 25,064 homicides.