Ukraine’s border problem is far worse than America’s border problem. All we have is millions of willing workers coming in to satisfy the demands of willing American employers to hire them and willing American consumers to buy the products of their cheaper and more easily exploitable labor. At its border, Ukraine has tens of thousands of troops from a foreign enemy power that annexed by force part of its sovereign territory in 2014.
Build a wall, says the Biden Administration…. figuratively:
The United States will finance projects including surveillance and monitoring equipment to strengthen Ukraine’s borders with Russia and Belarus, amid continuing escalation with Moscow, Ukraine’s border service said on Tuesday.
…The border service said in a statement the projects worth $20 million involved the purchase of video recording systems and drones, as well as personal protective equipment for border guards [Pavel Polityuk, “U.S. Helps Ukraine to Strengthen Its Border with Russia, Belarus,” Reuters, 2021.12.28].
Funny that, even against the Russian war machine, the Biden Administration figures it can better support border security with modern technology rather than old-fashioned walls. Now if only President Biden can talk Putin into paying for it….