Many in South Texas are up in arms about proposed border fencing. And rightly so. As currently conceived by the federal government, the fence will put part of the UT Brownsville campus on the "Mexican side" of the fence and cut right through several nature preserves, destroying decades of preservation work. Critics also say it won't do anything to stop illegal immigration. There's a border fence in San Diego, for example, that illegal immigrants just scale. I know! How about we just electrify the fences? Then we can just blow back anybody trying to cross the border with thousands of volts of electricity. There. Illegal immigration problem solved. Next issue! Next!