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SSG Steven Mangus
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Good. Repel the invaders..don't forget civilian militias are also going to be there..should make for a good old fashioned stand-off. come here the right way, or don't come at all..
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LTC Stephan Porter
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I wonder if they will leverage MilAir to send them back?
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PO2 Robert Aitchison
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It's not just liberal politicians, anybody with half a brain is a "proponent of no wall", honestly the only way I can think of to spend more taxpayer money for less effect than the stupid wall is to light piles of money on fire at the border in hopes that the illegals will get lost in the smoke and end up walking back South by mistake.

As for "growing health concerns", that sounds like something made up on the spot by some pundit. Personally I'm much more concerned with the lunatic anti-vaxers and those who overuse hand sanitizer and misuse antibiotics.

What is your source for your assertion that "The people that enter from our southern border cost the USA $750 per day (loaded cost)"?

I've lived almost my entire life within 150 miles of the US/Mexico border. I've seen firsthand the effects of illegal immigration and I'm certainly no proponent of open borders, I think that border security should be increased (through proven, cost effective methods like electronic detection systems) and we should be engaged in rigorous but smart enforcement (spend more time tracking down and deporting the known criminals instead of rounding up people who's only crime is illegal entry or a visa violation).

I also strongly agree we need to have structured immigration programs, but I also think we need to make it easier for people to legally immigrate. Do you have a criminal record, do you have a job and a place to live lined up, can you pass a physical exam/health screening? If the answers to these questions are No, Yes, Yes and Yes then welcome to America;, here's a work visa and the address where you can take free (required) English lessons and let's regularly check in with you and in the future we might talk about permanent residency and/or naturalization. If nothing else than such a policy would all but eliminate the incentive for those who are truly "seeking a better life" to risk crossing the border illegally.
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PO2 Robert Aitchison The $750 per day came from the CBP that included loaded cost. Senator Claire McCaskill quoted $657 per day but it was not clear on the detail for her math.

The statistics on health care came from the CDC. If these organizations operate on only on a half a brain in your opinion, please provide other authoritative trusted data sites that you could believe as improvements over these organizations.

You said, "(spend more time tracking down and deporting the known criminals instead of rounding up people whos only crime is illegal entry or a visa violation)". Are there other laws that you feel law enforcement should not enforce? In 2015 51 illegal immigrants were convicted of homicide crimes. Closer to you in CA Katie Sepich was shot and killed by an illegal that crossed the border on multiple occasions. Many countries use border walls effectively even though they may only have a half a brain.
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