NM found it: cis.org/North/How-About-Wall-Mexico-We-Pay
Whether or not we build the wall, this is a great idea and more feasible to accomplish first. Honestly I think we should invade Mexico and capture their land and kill its people, so it doesn't really make sense to build a wall when we'll need to move it hundreds of miles south to guard our newly conquered territory.
Co-funding a Mexican wall around this region would make a lot of sense, and would serve us for a much longer period of time since my guess is we wouldn't conquer Guatamala until much further out.
construct a fence along an existing railroad, now nearly abandoned, built by dreamers a little more than 100 years ago who thought that they could entice ocean-to-ocean traffic away from the about-to-be built Panama Canal and across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec instead.
The dream became a nightmare when it became apparent that using the canal was cheaper and faster than unloading freight at the Gulf of Mexico end of the little railway, shipping it by rail, and then re-loading it on ships at the Pacific end of the line. One website calls it the "UnPanama".
The railway bears the Spanish initials FIT (Ferrocarril del Istmo de Tehuantepec). It runs from sea to sea in a seamless line, though not in a straight line, so it's about 190 miles long. There is a gap in the mountains at this point, which made the rail line easier to build and to maintain. Since the Isthmus is running east and west at this point, the railroad runs roughly north (the Gulf of Mexico) to south (the Pacific).
Our notion is to build a strong pedestrian fence on the western side of the route, allowing Mexican officials to use the rail line, and roads parallel to it, to patrol it. This would be a much better design than fences at our southern border, because if they are built right at the border, our Border Patrol has no power to seize people approaching it from the other side, as they are in another country.
if David North is wrong, explain to me how. The US-Mexico wall was a great meme but always seemed like a pipe dream. Lower-Mexico wall wakes way more sense given our current laws.
I guess you could argue we shouldn't stop the flow of Guatamalans because their invasion gives incentive to fix the broken immigration laws, but has that actually worked?