Proof That A Border Fence Is A Waste Of Money

Posted by | January 18, 2011 18:16 | Filed under: Top Stories

As part of a documentary, two girls are seen scaling the fence between the U.S. and Mexico in 18 seconds.

“The Other Side of Immigration” is a critically-acclaimed film directed by Roy Germano about the conditions that drive Mexicans to illegally journey to the United States and the results of their displacement. This specific clip asks: “Are we getting our money’s worth? Is the border fence an effective deterrent?” and appears to argue that money could be better spent improving the lives of Mexicans to discourage them from crossing the border quickly and illegally.

The filmmakers explain the clip:

Since the mid-1990s, the US has built fencing at various points along the southern border in an attempt to deter would-be immigrants from Mexico. Building the fence isn’t cheap. On average, each mile of border fence costs US taxpayers about $4 million to build and will cost another $6.5 billion over the next 20 years to repair and maintain.

Are we getting our money’s worth? Is the border fence an effective deterrent? To find out, I asked two young women–both only about 5’5″–to see if they could climb the wall. Check it out…

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By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.

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