I must admit that the lifelines over the canal are a noble idea, although nothing more than idealistic. The simple fact is that no smuggler worth his efforts is going to lead people to cross at a point where Border Patrol agents will be waiting. They will continue to cross at places deserted and little traveled, at the risk of their lives.
Border enforcement, safety and security have been and still are the concern of the Border Patrol. That agency, though it receives little credit, is singly responsible for saving more lives and interdicting more narcotics at the border than any other agency.
Mr. Hunter should leave the lifesaving and border efforts to the Border Patrol, which knows best how it should be done.