the $12 million question
Of all the bad ideas Congress has come up with in the last few years, the fence in the Rio Grande Valley is among the stupidest. Not only will it not solve the myriad of issues surrounding immigration in our country, it's also going to cut off essential water access for a number of ranching operations, take away private property from landowners in the flood plain, divide the University of Texas-Brownsville campus in half, and harm wildlife habitats. Oh, yeah, and disrupt the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who live and work (legally) on both sides of the border.
Anyway, you knew this question was coming, and no one asks it better than Tom Russell:
My guess is the border patrol will have to build it themselves. As for me, I'm looking for investment opportunities in Mexcian ladder and tunnel companies. Any ideas?