Wall wouldn’t stand test of time
In response to Michael Newgent’s letter (TGI, Jan. 2), Who’s advocating an ‘open door’ policy along our country’s borders? Republicans and Democrats alike, the president notwithstanding, want to see a comprehensive, sensible and humane immigration policy, which doesn’t include the overpriced and ultimately ineffectual wall that Trump continually rants about.
Don’t take it from me. Look at what most experts who do security for a living say: People will always be able to figure out ways to breach a physical wall, no matter how high it is or what it’s made of, not to mention the profound environmental and logistical problems it would create for both humans and animals living along the border.
The only good thing about building a wall would be the opportunity it would create for some future political leader to become a huge hero by tearing the thing down.
Andy Johnston, Kalaheo