I’m as frustrated as most Americans with the government shutdown over the man-made “wall crisis” on our southern border. So here’s what I think is a good compromise solution:

1) Pass the funding bills (that have already been approved by both parties) to reopen the country immediately.

2) Provide additional funds for enhancing border security/barriers/walls (call it what you want).

3) Use of these funds would be determined by a professional body of experts on border security. It could include additional technology, manpower, improvements to the processing of migrants. It could also include enhancements to existing fencing or new fencing/barriers where practical and deemed effective.

See, this solution wasn’t that difficult. Please forward to Washington.

Thor Nilsen, Sandy