Kaus On Immigration
April 04, 2006, 05:15 PM
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Mickey Kaus has been on a roll for the past week or so on the immigration issue. Go here and scroll down. See this, for example

Immigration CW BS, Item One:

"You can't build a 2,000 mile wall ... You can't do the full 2,000 mile border. You just can't."—Joe Klein, Chris Matthews Show, 4/1/06

Huh? We build 2,000 mile roads. Why can't we build a 2,000 mile wall? Or a fence? It's easier and cheaper to build a wall than a four lane interstate highway! It might be a bad idea. It might have an adverse political or environmental impact. It might be only partly effective. Other methods of reducing immigration might be preferable. But the idea that it "can't" be built is silly. ... P.S.: When did Joe Klein turn into Johnny Apple? 1:03 A.M.

See Ed Rubenstein's cost estimate on the Great Wall project: How Come We Can Have 40,000 miles Of Interstate, But Not 2,000 Miles Of Border Fence?