So, if you lived in a border area with a lot of illegals coming across, and you had "no trespassing" signs in all languages on your property, could you just set up a sniper post every night and pick them off as they come onto your property? I think that should be legal. Maybe they'd realize it would be going to start getting tough to cross illegally.
In Texas it is more or less.
I'm conflicted in border issues. They are there as a product of a failed war, a failed war we continue to pump money into. The numbers of illegals crossing through the border each year is dropping, but this year we will spend more and more money militarizing the border, when the majority don't access through the point being militarized, or run into agents all together.
One of the greatest generals in American history summed it up well. It's a shame we didn't listen.
For the record I'm Texan, and used to visit Mexico once a year up till a few years ago when the border violence became more of an issue than what it is.
Tell you what, lets not call it border violence, that's not right, lets call it what it is, black market violence. Those immigrants coming to the US to work and not be caught don't do illegal things to get caught. Those here to support the black market can and do, so lets no place the blame on the people trying to get ahead, but the people keeping us behind.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore
Obviously that's from the Statue of Liberty, and was one of the first thing when many of our families came here oh so long ago. My family predates it, but that's not the point here.
We have a black market issue. Until we address it and start calling the issue by it's name we're going to be stuck in the same loop of looking for solutions to problems we don't have. It's costing us to much to continue this path, in men, in money, and in the heart of the American people.