Should the border wall between San Diego and Tijuana be torn down?

Here’s the gut-check question for Pelosi who says that walls are immoral and don’t work.

Let’s start with the historical context…

In the 1980s, San Diego was known for its enticing climate … and its high crime rate.

Much of the crime was attributable to hombres (literally) coming across the border from Tijuana with bad intentions … not hard workers coming across for employment.

Then, in 1993, President Bill Clinton signed Operation Gatekeeper into law … and. in 2006, President George W. Bush signed the Secure Fences Act.  During his term, President Obama’s budgets provided ample funding to complete the work authorized by “Gatekeeper” and “Secure Fences”.

What were the implications for San Diego?

Because of Gatekeeper and Secure Fences, right now the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego has 12 miles of double fencing that stretches from the coast to the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.

After that, there are another 43 miles of “primary” fencing into and through the mountains in the eastern part of the county.  Source


That was then.  This is now.

Now, the Dem mantra is “Walls are immoral and don’t work.”

Let’s dive into that argument…


First, it’s argued that walls are immoral because they repel the needy, deprive asylum-seekers … and are fundamentally racist.

If you buy into the immorality argument, then legacy and sunk costs shouldn’t matter.

Just because it’s already up and cost a lot to build shouldn’t matter.

Immorality shouldn’t be grandfathered.

So, the only reasonable action is to tear the wall down.


If you don’t buy into the morality argument, then … what about the Dems argument that that walls don’t work?

Well, its broadly reported that illegal immigration apprehensions were reduced in the San Diego area of the border by more than 75%.

The breaking point came in 1986, when Border Patrol agents in the San Diego apprehended 629,656 people, slightly more than the population of Las Vegas.

Today, apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border are one-quarter what they were in 2000. Source

And, the San Diego crime rate declined precipitously:

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San Diego now has both the lowest murder rate and lowest overall violent crime rate of the 30 largest American cities. Source

That’s despite a continuing a heavy flow of border crossings.

In fact, San Diego is the busiest border crossing stretch in the world. Source

It’s just that the flow is controlled through well staffed, well equipped ports of entry.

San Diego city officials say:

We have shopping centers and housing developments right next to the border, and it was impossible for that to have happened in the pre-Gatekeeper environment.

We’ve proved that border security works.

And this is, by far, the most secure part of the U.S. border anywhere in the country.” Source

But, if you don’t believe the stats … and don’t believe the San Diego officials (and residents) … then you have no choice, right?

Tear down the immoral and ineffective wall between San Diego and Tijuana.

Or, I guess you can just admit that you’re being hypocritical in the wall debate.

In Pelosi’s case, I want to hear someone ask her why walls are OK to secure her state’s border with Mexico, but aren’t OK for the other states that want them.



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5 Responses to “Should the border wall between San Diego and Tijuana be torn down?”

  1. Da Cuz Says:

    When will the USA finally realize how evil Nancy pelosi is????
    She has spent $ millions on her own personal travel and has accomplished nothing.
    How can the American public let this continue??!

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