Left's reason for the wall

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I would like to understand the left's reason for not having a wall at the southern border.

I understand it could be to expand the Democrats voter base, which would be for political purposes. Is there a non political reason?

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Trump’s wall would be 35 to 40 feet high and about 1,000 miles long.

He estimates it would cost $12 billion. Another estimate says it could be as high as $25 billion. This, of course, was supposed to be paid by Mexico. Another stupid lie or nonsense idea by him.

Even the people living along the borderlands think that a wall is not necessary. They think fencing makes sense for their area, with agents and surveillance technology. They also want a way for migrants to come here legally and work.

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Well, you certainly got your point across! That wall in San Diego is impressive. But,

Rodney Scott, the Chief of the Customs and Border Protection San Diego Sector, said a lot has changed in the last 20 years.

"I would argue during the 90s the extreme was total lawlessness," Scott said. "The fence behind me was chain link, riddled with holes."

Scott described working as an agent and watching large crowds of people gather near the fence at twilight. They would then run across en masse once it got dark.

"There was a green flag to come out, and they would all rush when the sun went down," he said.

That started to change in the later part of the decade.

CBP says it led to a 75% drop in illegal immigration arrests over the next few years.

But Scott said he still saw people making their way across, primarily through the area of the Tijuana River Estuary.

"Even up until the early 2000s, if you were standing here at night you would have seen little bonfires all over this area," he said. "There were trails as wide as cars, and that was purely from foot traffic."

The next wave of border security started in 2006 when President George W. Bush signed the Secure Fences Act. It called for nearly 700 miles of physical fencing along the southern border.