Urging Vigilance on the U.S.-Mexico Border

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Until a few weeks ago, commentator Jim Gilchrist says he was not in favor of building a wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border, a distance of almost 2,000 miles. But the political debate in Washington has convinced him that lawmakers will not make new policy to control illegal immigration sufficiently. The founder of the Minuteman Project, which set up civilian watchers along the border to look for illegal immigrants, says the only way to protect the United States is to build a wall.



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