Landmines Could Save 1000s of Lives Using landmines on the Southern border would practically eliminate deaths of illegals who get lost in the desert and die of exposure. Landmines would also eliminate drug cartels from transporting drugs over the border. No one wants illegals to be killed but warnings of imminent death by posting signs in several south American dialects would remove the possibility of people being killed. This is a cost effective, Humane way to fix the crisis at the border. Claymore can be used since anti personal mines are against the Ottawa treaty.