Last Wednesday, Felona asked “How much will it cost to fence up the border?” That’s a great question. First of all, there aren’t any perfect answers. Until it is actually “fenced up” we can only estimate, but I will give you the best estimates I can find. Before diving into the numbers, I must . . . → Read More: How much will it cost to fence up the border?
Last month I wrote a post in which I showed the number of undocumented workers vs. how much we spend on border security. My conclusion was that the amount spent on border security had little effect on immigration. The numbers are the best evidence:
Daniel Griswald over at CATO’s liberty blog . . . → Read More: CATO’s Griswald Agrees with my Immigration conclusion
As I predicted last friday, the house has passed the “let’s flush $600 million down the toilet in the name of border security” bill. I won’t rehash why the money is being wasted. From Reuters:
The U.S. Congress on Thursday passed legislation to strengthen security along the border with Mexico, trying to tackle the . . . → Read More: Border Secuirty and Jobs Bills Pass
I didn’t realize that my Wednesday post, Increased Border Security Doesn’t Stop Immigration, would end up being so timely. Last night, the Senate voted to spend another $600 million on immigration enforcement. From the AFP.
The US Senate has voted to beef up US-Mexico border security with another 1,500 agents and more unmanned aerial vehicles . . . → Read More: Another $600 million wasted on Border Patrol
Immigration reform is a hot topic right now. There’s a lot of calls for more border security and increased enforcement. However, do these policies work to actually reduce the number of illegal immigrants in the country. Every year we spend more on enforcement and almost almost every year the number of undocumented workers living in . . . → Read More: Increased Border Security Doesn’t Stop Immigration