The border’s total length is 1,951 miles, according to figures given by the IBWC. It is the most frequently crossed international border in the world, with about 351 million people crossing (legally) every year.
1951 mile x 5280 feet/mile = 10,301,280 feet
10,301,280 feet x 12 inches/foot = 123,615,360 inches
123,615,360 inches / 351,000,000 legal crossing = 0.352 inches per legal crossing
In Arizona Minutemen are doing 10 miles for $100,000
10 miles x 5280 ft per miles = 52,800 feet
$100,000 / 52,800 ft = $1.89 per ft.
$1.89 per ft / 12 inches per ft = 16 cents per inch
Do you see where I’m going with this?
I’m a conservative and I want more taxes.
I want every legal crossing of the US Mexican border to be charged a fencing fee. At Minuteman prices that would be about 6 cents per crossing. But I don’t think that they want to go into the fence building business. Professionals will cost more so how about we charge $1 per crossing.
I know! What a great idea. This is cheap for Americans and job security for Mexicans legally coming into the US. The more fencing that goes up, the less competition the legal workers have from illegal workers.
I’m no legal expert so charging at the border might not be legal, but I’m sure we could consult the democrats for away around this. Maybe a “use fee” on the first 3 feet of US soil.
If chain link doesn’t seem secure enough, or if you are opposed to the fee structure an alternative could be to ask for a donation of one 8 x 16 cinder block per crossing. In one year that would be enough to build a 15 foot high wall the entire length of the border and back.