Opinion: Increase in illegal immigration among top priorities for new president

Opinion: Increase in illegal immigration among top priorities for new president

More than 400,000 people were apprehended attempting to cross the U.S. border this year, and many of them were people from Central America seeking asylum. The southern border wall that President-elect Donald Trump promised during his run for office will take years to build, and there is an immigration crisis on the border right now.

I have mentioned many times that a physical wall or barrier does little to control illegal immigration because a trespasser to the United States must cross the national boundary to get to a wall in the first place. By law, once someone is on U.S. land, Border Patrol must arrest the trespasser, regardless of which side of the wall they are on. And the people illegally crossing the border today are counting on it.

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