Dominican Republic can close its border, but US can't?

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    The Dominican Republic sealed its border with Haiti this week to ward off a cholera outbreak that is spreading inside the Carribean nation, which is still struggling to recover from January's devastating earthquake. The Dominican government closed the border to most Haitians and stepped up patrols along the 130-mile-long boundary after U.N. peacekeeping troops Monday fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of Haitians seeking to cross.

    As of early Wednesday, nearly 300 Haitians have died in the cholera outrbreak, in what The Times reported as the worst cholera outbreak in Haiti in more than a century. The World Health Organization said the death rate was slowing, though the outbreak had not yet "peaked," meaning more deaths are likely. About 4,000 are reportedly sick.

    The outbreak in St. Marc — which was not severely hit by the January quake — is blamed at least partly on contaminated water from the Artibonite River.

    On Wednesday, the Dominican Republican reopened its border with Haiti under tight controls, reported Dominican Today. Health authorites ordered doctors to be on alert for patients with acute vomiting or diarrhea, symptoms related to the cholera infection.

    Dominican Republic closes border with Haiti over cholera scare; nearly 300 are dead | La Plaza | Los Angeles Times

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    Now why can't the US close its border with Mexico because of the thousands of people who have been killed by the evil Mexicans but the Dominican Republic can get UN troops to keep out Haitians who haven't done anything wrong?
     
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    We did the same thing to Haiti a long time ago. Haitians don't bring anything of value besides slave labor to Florida. Haitians get deported in large numbers even before they reach the coast. We "can't" seal our border with Mexico though because that's where all the drugs come from, and the welfare state needs drugs to keep their drug war debacle going.
     
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    Does the Dominican Republic have a 2000 mile border with Haiti?
     
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    The ENTIRE 2,000 mile US/Mexico border can be covered by less than 2% of the US population standing side by side holding hands.
     
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    Here's a newsflash: The United States is not the Dominican Republic.
     
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    C'mon....you've got to know the US can seal it's borders anytime the feds make a decision to. But no congress or POTUS is going to do that. You think people are squawking now about unemployment? Close the US borders.
     
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    If you're interested in emulating North Korea, a closed border policy would be fantastic.
     
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    Hmm... 130 mile border vs 3,000 mile border... duhh... hey George...:poke::Boom2:
     
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    GTFO there and stand your post then.:lol:
     
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    All things are relative. Yes our border is longer, but then we are a Nation of 310,000,000 People while Hatti is Tiny.

    It is clearly completely possible for us to close our border. We simply lack the Political will to do it. Anyone who tries to imply it is somehow impossible is, well frankly, full of shit.
     
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