Everyone else can, why can’t we? How 65 countries have built fences on their borders

Everyone else can, why can’t we? How 65 countries have built fences on their borders

We keep being told that we can’t build a fence to protect our border. If that’s true, than how do 65 other countries manage to do so?

Globalisation was supposed to tear down barriers, but security fears and a widespread refusal to help migrants and refugees have fuelled a new spate of wall-building across the world, with a third of the world’s countries constructing them along their borders.

When the Berlin Wall was torn down a quarter-century ago, there were 16 border fences around the world.

Today, there are 65 either completed or under construction, according to Quebec University expert Elisabeth Vallet.

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Everyone else can, why can't we? How 65 countries have built fences on their borders

 

You can read a more detailed account on how each country deals with the issue here. My personal opinion? I think too many people look to a wall as an easy fix, but if we don’t do something to secure the border, nothing else we argue about matters.

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