In 2008 Barack Obama’s campaign had a memo that held certain ‘sensitive’ information. Now, this memo has been revealed by WikiLeaks, showing that Obama’s camapaign discussed about fencing the US-Mexico border, which would help with the immigration issues.
The memo holds the date of September 7, 2008, and cosists of various ideas on handling the immigration problem.
The initial goal of Obama’s was as follows: “Preserve the integrity of our borders to reduce illegal immigration.”
“Securing our borders will not solve the illegal immigration problem in isolation, but combined with an earned path to citizenship for the undocumented and new legal alternatives to unauthorized entry, some additional fencing could help get the border under control.”
One piece of the memo is titled “Fencing,” and in it Obama states, “Supports physical fencing along border under very specific circumstances, where it makes sense as a matter of security and to act as a deterrent to unsafe undocumented entry.”
“Additional fencing on the border is not a comprehensive solution, but it sometimes helps deter people from taking the risk of entering illegally,” the memo states.
Also, Obama “Believes fencing should be built where necessary and agreed to in coordination with local governments, Indian tribes and done in an environmentally sensitive manner.”
In the memo we can also tell that Obama, “Supports additional personnel, infrastructure, and technology on the border and at our ports of entry.” Additionally, Obama “Believes we need additional Customs and Border Protection agents with better technology and real-time intelligence.”