Media Bias, Unfenced
Critics compare it to the Berlin Wall and say it goes against the American spirit of openness, sending the wrong message to the rest of the world about the United States.The Berlin Wall was built to keep a population in. We need the fence to keep a population out. But don't blame Gaynor -- he's probably never studied history.
The message a fence will send to the rest of the world is this: We are as serious about supporting legal immigration and stopping illegal immigration as any other nation on earth.
The most important audience for this message is guys like Hugo Uriel, who Gaynor quotes. Uriel was about to become an illegal, and said, "Whatever they put there they'll just keep on going over, around or under it. Finding a better life for your family is a powerful incentive."
Agreed ... but is it powerful enough to make a guy actually file paperwork and follow laws? Hmmm.
Tags: Border, Border fence, Immigration, Berlin wall, Media bias