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Krauthammer: 'If Fences Don't Work, Why Is There One Around the White House?'

Krauthammer: 'If Fences Don't Work, Why Is There One Around the White House?'

On Tuesday’s broadcast of “The O’Reilly Factor,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer gave his solution to the crisis at the southern United States border: a fence.

He argued that securing the border with a fence is a proven method and he pointed to other places where it has worked, including at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C.

“Alright, here’s what I’ve been on for years,” Krauthammer said. “You start with a fence. It’s very simple. People say, ‘Oh, fences don’t work. You make a ladder.’ Well, then you build two fences, triple strand fences. San Diego did that in the mid 90’s and within a decade, the illegal immigration rate at that point was reduced by 90 percent and people ended up going through other places like Arizona.” 

“If fences don’t work, why is there one around the White House?” he continued. “If they don’t work, why is it that the Israeli fence which separate Israel from the West Bank has cut down terror attacks within Israel by 99 percent. Fences work. Yes, there are parts of the border where you can’t have a fence, fine. So you don’t have it in those areas and you do heavy patrols. But there is no reason why a rich country like us cannot put a fence across — a double fence, a triple fence and patrol it all the time. That would have a tremendous impact.”

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