A border wall isn’t enough-Asylum laws must be stricter to cut illegal immigration.

Even if the courts side with the president, no wall or fence alone will stop immigrants from crossing our southern border in large numbers. The number of asylum seekers predictably ballooned.

In 2008, immigration courts received approximately 42,000 asylum requests. The figure of new requests made in 2018 rose to 160,000. A wall wouldn’t keep out these asylum seekers, who could simply turn themselves in at legal points of entry.