We're either a nation of laws or we're not. What other free nation in the world doesn't monitor and protect their own borders. I'd like for everyone who is against protecting our borders try crossing over in to Mexico one time, by traveling through a border state. I have, and I did it legally and was basically interrogated as if I were a criminal. Then There are periodic check points along highways with military garb and guns who do not need a reason to harass and detain you indefinitely, or even imprison and extort you, without out any accountability. It was very scary and I have no desire to go back. So if Mexico has a right to monitor and protect its own borders as they see fit, just like every other country, why don't we?