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Better fences, walls won’t magically fix immigration issues

Sunday, July 7, 2013
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I’ve often heard people repeat an adage spoken by a character in a Robert Frost poem published almost 100 years ago. “Good fences make good neighbors” is the phrase uttered by the neighbor of the narrator in Frost’s “Mending Wall” as he goes about his annual chore of mending the stone barrier that separates their two properties. The trouble is, as the narrator points out, that axiom was outdated when Frost penned those words in 1914. So you’d think it is truly antiquated reasoning today....

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