Scott Walker favors a complete Canadian Border wall, what could it look like and would ex-Stasi get H-1B visas

By ann summers

Scott Walker has supported the idea of a complete Canadian Border wall reminiscent of East Germany, so what could it look like and are the Koch Brothers willing to pay for it or would gastarbeiten or braceros be needed? Would we all sniff a nativist line of the Great Wall of Koch, knowing that “The U.S.-Canada boundary is the longest international border in the world at 8,891 kilometres.” OTOH it could be sub-contracted to the Saudis who are also worried about their northern border with Iraq.

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Walker was asked Sunday morning on NBC’s Meet the Press whether he wanted to build a wall on the northern border, too. Walker said some people in New Hampshire have asked the campaign about the topic.


Nearly 3,800 Customs and Border Protection officers scrutinize people and goods at crossings. The number of Border Patrol agents working between crossings along the northern parallel has increased 700 per cent since Sept. 11, 2001. And some three dozen land ports of entry are being modernized.

Unmanned U.S. aircraft patrol about 1,500 kilometres along the northern border from Washington to Minnesota as well as more than 300 kilometres of the Canadian border around New York state and Lake Ontario.

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7 Responses to Scott Walker favors a complete Canadian Border wall, what could it look like and would ex-Stasi get H-1B visas

  1. bigfatmike says:

    This is so 20th century. Everybody knows that Chris Christie is going to put bar codes on the forehead of every immigrant … really … its gotta’ be true … I read it on the internet.

  2. This idea makes one think Mortimer Snerd Walker has not tried walking the border along western Montana, Idaho and Washington state. Or Alaska. He really should take a hike along the Canada-US border through western Montana, Idaho and Washington. Or along the Alaskan border with Canada.

    I want to see how that flatlander manages his proposed wall along the border in Alaska. The US Geological Survey says the border between Alaska and Canada is 1,538 miles long (or 2,475 kilometers). Much of that is vertical (see photo below).

    Has this dipstick* actually SEEN that border? Check this out:

    Alaska Range (photo attribution: Wikimedia)

    * No offense meant to actual dipsticks, because they serve a useful purpose.

    Of course, there is a whole ocean where those sneaky Canadians can do like the Scots dealt with Hadrian’s Wall when they wanted to sneak into the Roman camps and steal their food, arms and silverware.

    Go around it by sea.

  3. pete says:

    Better get to it. There’s only aboot two months until the annual “migration of the motorhomes”.

    (that’s how snowbirds head south)

    Really beautiful to see. Coming down the Interstate in a perfect “I” formation.

  4. wordcloud9 says:

    Not to mention the cost of personnel, maintenance, more concentration camps, more court cases…..

    These wall guys remind me of the legend of King Canute. In the Earl of Huntingdon’s account, Cnut set his throne by the sea shore and commanded the incoming tide to halt and not wet his feet and robes. Yet “continuing to rise as usual [the tide] dashed over his feet and legs without respect to his royal person. Then the king leapt backwards, saying: ‘Let all men know how empty and worthless is the power of kings….”

  5. Aridog says:

    Walls are pointless if immigration laws are still left unenforced. We’ve so sloppy on enforcement for so long it may be impossible now. The best deterrent is one that impacts motivation, not just builds barriers that can be gotten around or over, even by sea…witness the ME & Europe today. Feckless politicians got us here…so I’d expel them first and keep some of the normal immigrants. Oh, wait…guess we have to keep them all. Sorry.

  6. Aridog says:

    Then there is the matter of refugee status and how we humanely handle it. We must find a level playing field on this issue. Our morality requires it….but it does NOT require we ignore it. I’d favor “Kates Law” because it is simple straight forward proposal. “Sanctuary Cities” is a cop out. In the Stienle case, ICE already had the guy in detention, and transferred him to a sheriff with a warrant, What kind of logic drove that sheriff to ignore the original detention order they took advantage of, to gain the transfer, then dismissed their warrant? That’s not a “Catch 22” matter, it is outright ignorance of the federal law. Use the detention to gain your suspect , then release him and ignore the same detention order?

  7. Aridog says:

    I admit I know several ICE officers, one is a close friend, and it is disconcerting that they now think and say that soon they will be only in the business of passing out green cards to undocumented immigrants, regardless of their backgrounds. If that’s the reality, why have ICE? WE just don’t seem to care. Why is that?

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