"to EFFECTIVELY protect the border you MUST use deadly force. Something we are NOT doing currently as evidenced by the THOUSANDS who succeed in entering America every month. The UGLY TRUTH no body wants to admit is that as long as the benefits outweigh the risks they will KEEP COMING. And when the only real risk is merely being sent back to TRY AGAIN there is no incentive to not keep trying. People denigrate the Berlin Wall but he truth is IT WORKED....and it worked because it was enforced by DEADLY FORCE. So YES!!!!! Want to end ilegals invading America? Kill a bunch trying. Don't have the balls to do that? Then say goodbye to your culture and country. THAT is reality."
Not even close.
When they can't come here because it's too hard, too expensive, and they get caught 99.999% of the time, they'll stop trying. Most people stop trying to beat their heads bloody against a wall long before they suffer skull fractures.
Somebody may die falling off the fence onto their head; if that happens, tough luck, Pedro, that's Darwinism in action.
But we don't need death squads patrolling No Man's Land and gunning down strays. That's quite simply fantastical bullshit. I could be wrong, I was only on the border directly for about ten years, and personally apprehended a couple of thousand or so illegals in that time, without needing to kill any of them.
A couple of our apprehended OTMs from DirkaDirkastan somewhere were whisked away one dark night by MIB in black SUVs, and all knowledge of their final destination disclaimed, but otherwise, the rest were just tossed back over. (I'd have preferred working them to the bone for six months on bread and water, and I'd have walked them under shotgun guard chained at the ankle from our location to San Diego proper, some 80-100 miles on foot, but I wasn't the sheriff of that patch.)
But once we got the Monster Wall put in, they stopped trying there, for 10 miles. Do that X 200, and that party is over for good. The only way in at that point is the front door. The bare few hundred Olympic athletes who could cross annually, instead of 1M+, wouldn't raise a fuss at that point even if they all worked across the street from Nancy Pelosi's house.
And if anyone is asinine and foolish enough to think shooting them out of hand is the answer, there are 7 BILLION of them. You don't have that many bullets, nor anyone who'd fire them, and anyone willing to try is certifiably psychotically sociopathically insane.
Just a hunch, but I suspect the rest of the world, including our nominal allies and friends, might have a say if we decided to unilaterally begin a genocide of brown people.
If you didn't take away that lesson on why the Berlin Wall failed, you weren't paying attention.
There are also ten other things we can do that don't involve bullets, and vastly more effective at ending the flood. Starting with closing the border and taxing remittances at 50%. Mexico's economy would crash in a month, and they'd start shooting attempted crossers from their side, without any further impetus from us at that point.
This isn't going to be solved by guns, nor need it be.
Suggesting otherwise is akin to saying that in order to stop burglaries, you need to slaughter you neighborhood, and man machinegun pits at the corners of your front yard.
People serious like that get hauled away in a rubber truck.
All this takes is a few things, which impact actual Americans minimally to not at all, other than those criminal lawbreakers exacerbating the situation:
1) Build the wall.
2) Deport the illegals already here.
On Monday, DHS raids all the companies in each town starting with "A" to audit and arrest illegal employees. On Tuesday, do the "B"s. And so on. By Wednesday, the wait to cross south at I-5, I-19, and I-35 would stretch north to the 36th Parallel, and that would be the end of that problem. When you finish with businesses, do the schools next. Watch grades and test scores climb like a moon shot when 98% of the country speaks English again. Bummer about having to arrest and prosecute all those harboring illegals in violation of federal law. Lather, rinse, repeat.3) Tell Mexico that all legal entry is closed until illegals stop trying to get here from there.
One attempt, anywhere from Brownsville to San Diego: one day closure. Ten attempts, ten day closure. Etc. Group punishment worked in kindergarten and boot camp. Take Mexico to kindergarten boot camp. Another problem solved. I'm betting at 300:1 odds, after the third or fourth such disruption, the locals on the entire border will behead the attempters, and present their severed heads to border guards as a goodwill peace offering.4) Prosecute everyone helping or hiring illegal aliens. Start with US governors and mayors.
"Sanctuary" city or state? Your mayor, city council, and chief of police, or governor, AG, and the entire legislature, get arrested by feds tomorrow. The president may need to appoint territorial governors in the interim. For any such entire states, declare martial law. Good luck with your case in DC Military Tribunals, and enjoy your time in federal prison. 50/50 the Congress declares your city or state's reversion to permanent territory status as "in rebellion". You can re-apply for admission to the US in a couple years, if you can manage to convince Congress you'll faithfully execute and enforce the laws of the land. (Bonus: US territories don't get to seat voting representatives or senators in Congress!) Or remain Washington D.C.'s chew toy in perpetuity. I don't care which. Starting with my home state of Califrutopia. Actions have consequences, and words mean things. Especially in federal court.5) Seize businesses under RICO for any number >5 illegals employed.
More than 5 is clearly a criminal conspiracy, not an accident. CEOs, CFOs, and HR management being frogmarched to prison by feds on national TV, and seizure of the company, will nip that in the bud after Arrest #2. Less than 5? Only arrest the head of HR. And start in Silicon Valley, with the custodial and food service staffs of those SJW companies that want to fix America for its own good. Amazon, Microsoft, Google, WalMart, etc.: auctioned off to the highest bidders. Auction buyers must be 100% US citizens/corporations. Proceeds to the US Treasury. Say goodbye to the tax deficit for the next 50 years. (And personally, I'd rename "Amazon" to "Mississippi". F**k that rainforest worshiping BS.)6) Tax remittances at the top US tax rate, in perpetuity.
Require real ID and an SSN (not a TIDN) with InstantCheck, and report the transaction to the IRS, by law.7) No social security number? Impound the transfer 100%. Require notification of INS of the sender on the spot. Failure to do so: See Item 5 above.
8) Stop all legal immigration cold for the next 50 years.
No exceptions. No waivers. No entry. Have a nice demi-century. Unf**k your own country. (You want a humanitarian exception for SAfricans? Hell no. They had a half century to see that coming. They should've asked the Chinese formerly in Macao and Hong Kong how to deal with that. Ship them all the AK-47s we grabbed in Grenada they need, drop off metric fucktons of ammo spam cans, and tell them to deal with things, or run somewhere else. If they take the AK-47s, send them any SF advisory teams if they ask for them. If they turn down the AK-47s, wish them best of luck wherever they land. The US as not the world's tampon means Not The World's Tampon.) Want to marry a foreign national? OK. Usual hoops, then they can be permanent legal residents until 2070. If you divorce before then, they go back, same day. Possibly with half your stuff. Pick your mates wisely.Those eight things would stop this whole problem in about an hour.
Total bullets required? Zero.
If someone's trigger finger is still itchy? :
Weapons free on boats and planes entering or attempting entry illegally. Zero fucks given.
Same deal as Mexico, with a twist: After cutting off any U.S. aid in perpetuity, we'll start bombing the airports and harbors of any country from which those craft are embarking. No apologies, no reparations, no payouts. Just bombs. Then tell them to have a nice day.
Under international law, piracy and banditry are crimes against humanity, and to this day, pirates can be hung on the spot by any navy that chooses to so do, consequence free.
And that won't start a war, but regarding drugs, it'll end one. Once again, in about an hour.
Problems solved while you wait.