Many are calling for a halt to cross border traffic. But immigration is a sacred American institution. So is the military. Many of those who are currently serving are immigrants. Immigrants and foreignersas as a group are not responsible for the actions of Ramzi Yousef and Mohammed Atta just as servicemen and veterans are not responsible for the actions of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols.
The economy of Allen County is dependant on cross-border traffic. Everyday, trucks with Ontario plates come down I-69 carrying parts to the GM plant. What needs to be done is to increase the number of green cards given out. Those who travel to the US with criminal intentions will still continue to sneak across the border even if the Rio Grande is replaced with a moat. You can still take a rubber raft from Cuba to Florida, from Siberia to Alaska, or from Baja California to the People's Republic of California. Our homeland defence efforts should be geared towards defending high profile targets within the country. It takes less money and manpower to secure key buildings than it does to do the same with thousands of mile of border and coastline.