Hungary is building a border fence. Why can’t the U.S.?

Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto announced Wednesday that Hungary will erect a 13 ft.-high, 110 mile-long fence along its border with Serbia to keep out the thousands of illegal immigrants crossing into the country:

The number of migrants entering the European Union on the overland route through the Balkans, mostly across the southern Hungarian border with Serbia, has risen markedly.

So far this year, the number of asylum seekers in Hungary has surged to 54,000, up from under 43,000 in 2014 and 2,150 in 2012.

Mr Szijjarto said: ‘Immigration is one of the most serious problem facing the European Union today. ‘The EU’s countries seek a solution… but Hungary cannot afford to wait any longer.’

Preparation work for the fence should be completed by next week, he told a press conference.

This of course begs the question: If Hungary is willing to physically secure its border, why isn’t the U.S.?