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.
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.