There is a story in the NYT about border sweeps far from the border: an effort to find illegal immigrants moving down south from Canada into the US. The story focuses on trains and ferries, but it reminded me of a stop on the NY Thruway where the traffic actually is stopped on the highway itself to check for immigrants. Well, I guess, as you get waved through more or less. But more importantly, it creates an opportunity for cars/trucks/buses to run into stopped vehicles on the highway. No kidding--people have died. So, we spend more resources for a few fish in a net with lots of holes.
Time to think about the tradeoffs of our policies, I think.