Shikha Dalmia on Immigration and the Impossibility of an Impregnable Border


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Even the Cold War border between the two Germanies, the most fortified manmade barrier, was breached about a thousand times a year. That, however, is not deterring House Republicans from demanding "fully secure" borders as a condition for immigration reform. But as Shikha Dalmia observes, just like the liberal quest for a pristine environment, money no object, doesn't boost public health, the GOP's quest for total border security, regardless of cost, won't enhance national security.