The Utility of Opposable Thumbs in the Arizona Desert

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As a regular cartoonist for the Tucson Sentinel, I've developed an unhealthy interest in the political scene in Arizona.

When documentary filmmaker Roy Germano produced a film titled The Other Side of Immigration, he wondered if the border fence that cost U.S. taxpayers an average $4 million a mile to build is, in fact, a deterrent to would-be illegal immigrants.

He asked two young women to climb the fence while he timed them, and both made it to the top in under 18 seconds on their first attempt.

He posted the video clip on YouTube, where it has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, and offers a clear perspective on his question about deterrence.

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