A Barrier at the U.S.-Mexico Border, A First and Necessary Step | The DC Dispatches | Law, Policy, and Politics
Much has been said about President Trump's Executive Order on "Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements" issued on January 25th. Some of it good, a lot of it, political noise. However, rarely included in the discussions on this Presidential action is the comment by the Israeli Prime Minister. For example, on 1/28/2017 at 10:55 a.m., Prime Minister Netanyahu tweeted: "President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel's southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea 🇮🇱🇺🇸" This reminded me of a post I wrote almost three years ago, posted on June 12, 2014, where I addressed immigration as a national security issue and posited there are lessons that could be extrapolated from our ally, Israel's, experience. Remember, I wrote the following post in 2014. The global threats to U.S. security and interests have increased as those who seek our destruction have declared and demonstrated they will use all available