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I’ve mentioned before that I don’t want a border wall, per se, but rather would like a border fence. I’ve advocated a physical barrier both because I consider it a humane and practical enforcement mechanism, and because I think it evinces a determination to actually secure the nation’s borders and assert our right to moderate and control immigration. A double fence has always seemed to me the more practical (and, frankly, aesthetically acceptable) choice.
I now realize that calling for a fence was a mistake, for a reason I didn’t appreciate until now.
Consider: A fence is completely ineffective against straws. Straws are skinny, and even a chicken wire barrier is inadequate to prevent their ingress.
If we are to keep California straw-free, as the law increasingly requires, we’ll need a wall.