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Con Arguments and BlocksDecember 2013Champion Briefs231CON – Reform Must Precede Pathways to CitizenshipArgument: Border security is lacking in the status quo. "Advancing the Path to Immigration and Border Security Reform." The HeritageFoundation. 14 June 2013. Web. 6 Nov. 2013. <-nation-heritages-positive-path-to-immigration-and-border-security-reform>. “The Secure Fence Act of 2006 gave the federal government the authority to establish 700 miles of fencing on the U.S.–Mexico border. This mandate was never fully, adequately, or faithfully implemented. This is a serious shortfall. The key to employing the right combination of border obstacles, such as fencing, is careful assessment of operational needs and cost-benefit analysis. Effective border obstacles are expensive to construct and must be constantly monitored and patrolled. Fencing is especially criticalin areas with a low “melting point”—the time it takes for an individual to cross theborder and “melt” into a landscape unnoticed. In urban border communities, spending money on physical barriers makes sense because individuals can easily cross the border and sneak quickly into the urban landscape, hiding in a building or stealing a car and driving away. Areas along high-trafficked smuggling routes are also good candidates. These areas are where border crossers are made to slow down, in order to allow theBorder Patrol more time to identify and interdict them, and they are of the greatestbenefit. Requirements for additional infrastructure should be driven by operationalrequirements and can be constructed under existing law and funded through the regular appropriations process.” Argument: Citizenship should only come after the immigration system has been fixed. Warrant: Biggest problems right now are border security and legal immigration. "Advancing the Path to Immigration and Border Security Reform." The HeritageFoundation. 14 June 2013. Web. 6 Nov. 2013.
Con Arguments and BlocksDecember 2013Champion Briefs232<-nation-heritages-positive-path-to-immigration-and-border-security-reform>. “Before embarking on yet another ‘comprehensive’ legislative effort, Congress should learn from the failures of Obamacare and start with incremental fixes that prioritize themost urgent problems. On immigration, the most urgent priorities are border and visasecurity, plus the ongoing failures of a legal immigration system that struggles to bring law-abiding, skilled, and would-be patriotic Americans to the United States.” Warrant: Thus, should solve these problems first to make this the last need for a path to citizenship. Pollak, Joel. "Breitbart.com." Breitbart News Network. 27 Oct. 2013. Web. 6 Nov. 2013.