Daily Archives: Wednesday, 11-Feb-2004

Locking Down Our Borders


I’ve been having a conversation with some friends about securing our borders. Most of them believe we need to lock things down and stop illegal immigration. I agree with them on the illegal immigration part, though I know we can never completely stop it, but the locking down the border part I’ve had trouble with. This story might explain to you why I feel this way.

Living as far away from our nothern and southern border as I do it’s easy to forget how life is for people living along the borders and dream of an inpenetrable wall being built there. However, living on the border it’s easy to build relationships on both sides, both personal and business relationships. While I understand the importance of keeping undesirables (terrorists) from crossing borders into our country I don’t believe we need to make life difficult for people who live on the borders.