Ted Malloch: Why the Trump Wall Is Needed
The US-Mexico border stretches for more than 2000 miles across some very rugged terrain.
It has become a symbol of insecurity and a complete failure of control.
It has now become the pivotal political issue between the two countries and the hot button issue in the Presidency of Donald Trump.
He closed down the government over new funding His Wall.
Simply because illegal Mexican (and other) undocumented aliens use it to traffic in drugs, guns, and persons.
Mexico is poor; the US is rich.
Economic opportunities encourage a near constant (over 20 million over the decades) flow of migrants into the US.
Terrorists can and do the same.
To date, it cannot be stopped.
About 20 million illegal immigrants now reside in the US or over 5 percent of our nation’s population.
Mexicans account for half of the unauthorized immigrants, according to a recent Pew survey.
Most of the others come from Central America. The trend is more caravans of illegals organized by NGOs coming from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.
Six states account for 60 percent of the illegals (CA, TX, FL, NY, NJ, IL).
Nevada has the largest share at 8 percent of the unauthorized in its state population.
About 27 percent of all K-12 students now have at least one unauthorized immigrant parent.
The problem goes on and on, unabated.
As Donald Trump succinctly puts it, the problem is: “A nation without borders is not a nation.”
A Star Wars, hi-tech electronic and physical Wall that uses satellites, mathematics and drones to stop any and everything from crossing the US-Mexico border.
It worked for Ronal Reagan and brought down the Soviet Union and it will work here.
The technology exists now and is getting better all the time.
This would be a new multifaceted approach to combat illegal immigration.
It would be a barrier in every sense and definition.
It is real border security.
By using sophisticated analytical models, high resolution satellite imagery and loads and loads of big data (predictive analytics), applying proven algorithms, we can now predict where the flows will take place and deploy both border guards and laser (Taser) guns from armed drones to stun the perpetrators – thereby thwarting illegal entry of both people and drugs into the United States.
This is a game changer.
Technology that will utilize aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones, combined with other secret technology tools to reduce the flow across the border to close to zero.
Much of this technology is presently in use by the US military looking for the bad guys planting IEDs in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The marvel of these technologies is that they provide an engineered solution where others have failed.
The key is the satellites and the math, counting on the UAVs integrated into a total solution package.
The UAVs are in effect our eyes in the sky. The live streams direct the drones and the rangers like chessmen on a board.
The illegals will not only be scared to death but they will also be instantly detected.
They will no longer be able to operate with impunity.
700 miles of border wall and fencing already exist. These should be fortified and upgraded, employing high technologies.
The techno Wall is the total solution and very Trumpian.
Paying for It
Mexican citizens who work in the US send billions of dollars back to Mexico every year.
According to the World Bank the estimate of that amount exceeds $15 billion annually in remittances.
The illegal Mexican workforce in the US has increased by oer 125 percent in the last decade, which translates into lost jobs for Americans, large social costs, and unbearable burdens on our educational, health and welfare infrastructure in the communities and states where they poach off the US taxpayers.
Drug violence between the warring criminal cartels threatens security in Mexico and all the cities and towns along the entire border. Opioids killed an estimated 72,000 Americans last year and most cross the southern border.
Tightening border security is not an option but a necessity.
The cost of this proposed high tech Wall is estimated to be $20 billion.
As Trump has firmly stated, repeatedly on numerous occasions during his campaign, “Mexico will pay for the Wall.”
The question is how?
Here is the answer.
First, we impound all remittance payments to Mexico and Central America derived from illegal wages.
Next, we increase all visa fees to all Mexicans.
Third, we increase fees on all border crossing cards and worker visas from Mexico.
Fourth, we impose a temporary and special tariff on Mexican goods at all ports of entry.
And last, we commence a special tax of $30 per barrel on all Mexican oil & gas imported to the US.
Wall paid for with enough left over to hire thousands of additional border guards.
Make no mistake the US must also coordinate the new hi-tech Wall with other measures including: the immediate return of all criminal aliens, detention, not catch-and –release of all those apprehended in the future, closing down all sanctuary cities, enhancing penalties for overstaying on a visitor visa, pausing all new Green-cards for foreign workers, ending birthright citizenship, and hiring many more ICE employees to enforce our current laws.
This is the way to solve the problem using a high tech total solution and having Mexico pay for it.
Don’t say it can’t be done:
Let’s do it, President Trump.
Tell Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer if you can’t buy this total border security package then we close down the entire Mexico border until you and your cronies cave.
Ted Malloch is the author of The Plot to Destroy Trump