There’s a lot of hellaciously rough terrain between EP and B’ville. The biggest issue isn’t the peaks it’s the valleys and draws due to flash flooding. They’ll have to be spanned like water gaps in ranch fences with huge hinged gates or something similar.
There will also be areas where it’s just necessary to set the fance, wall, whatever you want to call it several miles back from the border which can create a whole new set of problems.
Strategic fencing and rapid deployment of the BP along with electronic monitoring along it’s lengths as well as the gaps makes perfect sense.
We can’t stop them all but where we’ve already put good fencing in place crossings have fallen by 90-95%. If we can accomplish that along the full length of the border and vastly increase the number of ICE agents by 3-4x we can finally have control of the border and practical real interior enforcement as well.
We don’t need a massive deportation force to try and remove all 12-20 million illegals at once, just enough to to deal with them as they are found. Part of that is going to have to require a final showdown between the fed’s and the sanctuary cities and states which will probably necessitate congress passing a law that cuts off all funding to any city, county, or state that isn’t fully cooperative with ICE when it comes to detainers etc.
No matter what though securing the border has to be the first step or everything else we do is just pissing in the wind.