The US needs to strengthen border security
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First, let's take a look at the current American-Canadian "border"
Oh, look, it almost exists! You can barely tell where America ends and Canada starts! How is such a small, pathetic border supposed to keep those dirty Canadians out of America? It can't. It is commonly known that the one and only official language in Canada is French, which in itself should convince you these diseases should stay out of the US. In case you aren't aware why, French is basically the opposite of freedom, which is why freedom fries and freedom toast are so much better than french fries and french toast.
If you want to see a good border, look at the marvelous American-Mexican border! Pure beauty.
No one looks at this and says " that's one country with a line through it". THIS is a perfect border, and should not be changed in any way.
Despite the physical barriers the Mexican border is still a hot spot for illegal activities such as drug, gun and people smuggling. Over the last 14 years over a 170 tunnels of varying sizes connecting Mexico to the US have been discovered with many more coming to light such as the almost complete San Diego tunnel at an estimated cost of 3 million. The presence of these tunnels as well as an overall increase of Mexican cartel activity indicates that a physical barrier does little to deter illegal border activity. Instead of being put off by it, smugglers merely come up with creative ways to avoid it and gain further power over their 'employees'. On the other hand only one such tunnel has been found on the US-Canadian border, a border 3 times as big and with no one physical barrier defining it. While the Canada border is by no means perfect, both countries have been working on making it more secure by implementing measures such as the 2010 "Beyond the Border" agreement.
To conclude, instead of physically strengthening its borders which hasn't proved all that conducive, I would argue that the US needs to focus on establishing better relationships with border controls on either side and re-examine policies in order to decrease detrimental activities and increase the security of its people, a security which cannot be achieved through fences alone.
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