July 13, 2016
Operational Control Defined
(b) OPERATIONAL CONTROL DEFINED.-- In this section, the term "operational control" means the prevention of all unlawful entries into the United States, including entries by terrorists, other unlawful aliens, instruments of terrorism, narcotics, and other contraband.
Did they chose fencing that achieved and maintain operational control better than double-layered? --- Hell no.
The Hill-- July 12, 2016
GOP platform includes Trump's wall
Republicans crafting a party platform in Cleveland quietly voted Monday in favor of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, ratifying one of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump's most controversial proposals.
The language added to the party's platform does not say anything about who will pay for the wall. Trump has repeatedly promised he will make Mexico pay for it, though the Mexican president has said there is “no way” that will happen.
The platform will express support for a “border wall” that must cover “the entirety of the Southern Border and must be sufficient to stop both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.”
Many Republicans have criticized the idea of a border wall, even if they support a fence. (Most Democrats support fencing as well.) Just this week, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), a Trump supporter, said a border wall should be “technological,” because a physical wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border isn't feasible.
“It's a digital wall,” Perry told Snapchat in an interview posted Monday. “There are some that hear, ‘This is going to be 1,200 miles from Brownsville to El Paso. Thirty feet high.' And listen, I know you can't do that.”
Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol
Border Patrol Report Card?
The Secure Fence Act of 2006 was supposed to give us 700 miles of double-layered fence. I didn't think the fence would really be built, so I launched Operation BEEF --- Border Enforcement Evaluation First.
Sure enough, they built 34 miles of double-layered fence --- not 700 miles.
Reince Priebus said the fence wasn't funded. Nonsense --- only 34 miles were built because Sen. Hutchinson gave DHS the option of what to build --- and where --- and they built junk.
Rick Perry is right --- building a physical wall along the entire border isn't feasible --- nor is it needed.
Are we going to get the same old nonsense out of the establishment, or will Donald Trump finally to the right thing and approach border security in a rational way.
He can start by coming up with a Border Patrol Report Card.