House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not believe that a wall would be “ineffective” in preventing illegal immigration. Neither does Sen. Chuck Schumer. How do we know this? Dennis Prager in American Greatness reports:
(B)ecause just five years ago, Speaker Nancy Pelosi supported a bill that required the construction of 700 miles of border fencing. And Sen. Chuck Schumer was one among the “Gang of Eight” Republicans and Democrats who also supported 700 miles of fencing at the border. Every Senate Democrat voted for the Gang of Eight Bill, including 36 Democrats who serve in the Senate today.
Do Schumer and Pelosi and all these other Democrats regard fencing as effective but a wall as ineffective? Do Democrats deny that Israel’s barrier has virtually ended Palestinian terrorism? Do they believe Turkey’s just-built 500-mile wall across nearly its entire border with Syria will be ineffective? Do they know about the effective walls/barriers between the Turkish- and Greek-controlled areas in Cyprus; between Hungary and Serbia and Croatia; Morocco and Algeria; India and Pakistan; and elsewhere?
A common criticism is that a wall “immoral.” On what grounds is it “immoral?” Many of those same critics live behind a physical barrier, notes Mr. Prager. “So, then, why isn’t a physical barrier that protects America equally moral?”
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Originally posted on January 15, 2019.