Past Features

January 28, 2017

Building the wall to do what?

Glenn Spencer -- January 28
Media blackout border solutions
President Trump mentions operational control of the border six times in his Wall Executive Order.
    What is operational control of the border? "The prevention of all unlawful entries into the United States..."
    How can you know if you are getting the job done unless you can measure how many people enter illegally?
    You can't.
    I have been looking for a way to count everyone who crossed the border illegally for fourteen years.
   Back in 2008, I argued that John McCain could help his campaign if he defined border security in specific terms.
    I suggested he set a goal of reducing illegal border entries to no more than 20,000 and that this be held for 20 months before any amnesty legislation be introduce in Congress. I called it Operation 20-20.
    He didn't do it --- and he lost.
    In 2013, I gave a paper at a Dallas conference --- "What is border security --- and when will we know when we have it?" --- that details the political problem of measuring border success.
    After failing to find a way to count everyone who crosses the border illegally, I had to invent one. It was such a good idea that in 2015 I was awarded a patent.
    I had it patented just to make sure it was used properly. ( It was never my intent to make money on the border issue --- but if I am rewarded for helping save America, I will not apologize.)
    Despite the fact that I invented and demonstrated technology that will answer the fundamental border question, the mainstream media have blacked me out.
    I have been arguing for a rational approach to border security until I'm blue in the face, but to no avail.
   The dishonest mainstream media continue to blackout real border solutions.