A wall that can be used to keep people out can also be used to keep people in.
Do we really want to trust the U.S. government – meaning not only the present regime but all future U.S. regimes – with a tool of that nature?
Similar arguments have been made many times regarding handing over power to the security state, but this is the first I’ve heard it specifically applied to building jurisdiction border walls.
Meanwhile the proposed U.S.-Mexico border fence could cost $49 billion, 25 times forecasts last year (zero surprise). Perhaps waiving environmental rules for the fence will save a pittance while continuing the security state’s best tradition of degradation.