President Trump tweeted an artist’s conception of a “steel slat” barrier on Friday.
“A design of our Steel Slat Barrier which is totally effective while at the same time beautiful!”
The design featured vertical steel rod-like structures with spikes at the top presenting a hazardous obstacle to anyone who would possibly try to scale the structure with a ladder or other equipment. The implementation of spikes seems to invoke time-tested fortification strategies, as similar mechanisms were featured in the designs of medieval castles.
Drug and human traffickers hoping to exploit the borders of the United States could face impalement should they attempt to scale the wall structure.
A few inches of space appear to exist between each steel piece of wall. A viewpoint through the wall structure would enable Border Patrol Agents and other law enforcement to see through to the other side of the border in order to surveil potential criminal activity.
It appears to be crunch time for securing a first round of wall funding in the Congress, as a package already approving $5.7 billion was passed by the House of Representatives now requires Senate approval.
Border Patrol Officials Reporting Biden Surge in Illegal Immigration Following Election
They think they’ll be granted amnesty.
Senior Border Patrol officials are warning of a surge in illegal migration at the southern border in recent weeks, coming directly in response to perceived results of the still-pending presidential election.
Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan is ascribing a 21% increase in apprehension levels at the border over the last month to both economic circumstances in Central America and “perceived and or anticipated shifts in policies” following the November 3rd election. Morgan was speaking to the Washington Times.
CBP personnel intercepted 69,000 illegal migrants at the southern border in October, up from 58,000 in September.
Illegal immigration levels declined in early 2020 due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, but they’ve increased in recent months as border crossers flee the effects of the virus’s recession in Central America and Mexico. CBP has been authorized by the Trump administration to use expedited “expulsion” policies to return illegal immigrants to the nation they came from on the basis of coronavirus public health concerns.
Joe Biden has pledged to open the borders of the United States, stating that he intends only to deport felons convicted of violent crimes while in the country illegally. This repudiation of immigration enforcement, if actually adopted, would likely lure tens of millions- if not hundreds of millions- of unauthorized migrants to the United States in various forms in coming years.
Biden has also pledged to grant American citizenship to more than 11 million illegal aliens present in the United States. This proposal would require the cooperation of Congress, but he can reinstate the DACA amnesty program through executive action.
Asylum seekers camped out in the Mexican border city of Matamoros reportedly celebrated Biden’s perceived victory, eager for a chance to obtain access to the United States’ welfare, public education, healthcare and infrastructure.
Illegal immigration and cheap labor advocates have claimed that porous borders are an inevitability, but the contrast between President Trump’s immigration enforcement and the ramifications from the mere international perception of a Joe Biden administration seems to suggest otherwise.
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