Problem: Illegal immigration from Mexico into the United States via Illegal border crossings
Solution: Implement a great security system that discourages/prevents illegal border crossings and encourages legal immigration.
Option 1 – The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is currently soliciting for the Design and Build of several prototype wall structures in the vicinity of the United States border with Mexico. The total length of this continental border structure would be approximately 3,201 kilometers or 1,989 miles long if completely built and traverse a variety of terrains, ranging from major urban areas to uninhabitable deserts. As of January 26, 2017 the estimated cost to build this proposed wall is $15 to $20 Billion Dollars without the benefit of a design and construction documents.
Advantages: None that we can think of at the moment
Disadvantages: Limited visibility, high maintenance, unknown environmental and construction issues; and a perception of confinement and separation.
Option 2 – Build a joint task force mobile security system along the entire United States and Mexico Border using mobile homes, current fence deliberations by the United States Senate, and high tech surveillance equipment. This option will divide our two countries with a secure open visible boundary line that traverses over a variety of terrains, ranging from major urban areas to uninhabitable deserts. This option is currently estimated at $2 Billion dollars (see the Senate's estimate in item 2 below) plus our estimated costs for mobile homes at $100 million and high tech surveillance systems/equipment and training as determined by the Department of Homeland Security.
Advantages: Optimal visibility, low maintenance, minimal environmental and construction issues while creating the perception of building good will and better friendships; and a security system that would be fair and beneficial to all concerned.
Disadvantages: None that we can think of at the moment
How it works:
1. Mobile home stations - Use mobile homes placed every 1 to 2 miles or as determined by the Department of Homeland Security. Mobile homes will be self-sufficient with water, propane, electrical generators, mobile devices, and surveillance equipment allowing the mobile homes to easily relocate at any time and without notice along their assigned boarder territory.
Each mobile home will have the Department of Homeland Security seal applied to the home’s exterior. If and when deemed appropriate each mobile home will fly both American and Mexico flags. And it may be possible to have the mobile homes donated by American and/or Mexican companies in exchange for sponsoring privileges like logo placement on the mobile homes and/or other promotional benefits. Some mobile home locations may be more permanent and as such may require concrete pads being constructed with more permanent utility connections.
2. Complete the current Border fence deliberations by the Senate (from Google Search)
The fence would have high tech sensors for detecting breaches and/or tunneling activities connected to their respective mobile home stations.
3. Homeland security personnel – One Homeland Security Officer from the United States will occupy each mobile home. Optionally, if appropriate, one officer from Mexico will join and occupy a mobile home with the United States officer. Officer(s) will patrol their respective area using 3 wheel and 4 wheel drive vehicles. And conduct border surveillance using surveillance systems/equipment in their mobile home stations and/or vehicles.
4. Border Management and chain of command - The respective State/County Sharif’s Departments would oversee the border, mobile home stations, and personnel in their respective states (from west to east, are California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas).The Sharif’s offices would coordinate with the Department of Homeland Security.
Conclusion - Don’t build something that will deteriorate and/or be torn town over time or that inhibits a good neighbor relationship. Build something that will symbolize American ideals and mutually withstand meaningful humane political aspirations. The message – “America is a Country of secure openly visible borders and it’s easier to come to America legally.”
How is this for a possible solution to solving the illegal immigration problem from Mexico that can be mutually beneficial and save the United States tax payers lots of money?