President Bush's Secure Border Initiative was a good plan, but it may have had a lack of execution. It will help our national security and protect our borders. It also helps protect against illegal immigrants that are hopping the border. If they want access to the US, then there are proper channels to go through.
Even though the administration has changed, clearly the American border with Mexico is broken. Securing the border is just one step to prevent illegal immigration. Other steps such as better computer databases, legalizing marijuana and better INS work can all contribute to better immigration policy. Securing the border with walls, electronics and more agents should happen sooner rather than later.