Just ask Rick Flores (Guatemalan jungle fighters).
The mayor paints the possible effects of sequestration in stark terms. Via the Rio Grande Guardian:
Salinas believes lives could be lost due to heatstroke if pedestrians have to wait hours on end at international bridges during the hot summer weather.
“Increased wait times for local pedestrians that cross our bridges into Laredo for work, school, shopping or other activities will create inhumane and possibly, unsafe conditions,” Salinas wrote, in his letter to the President. “I believe that waits in excess of 100 minutes plus in weather that will soon be warmer than 100 degrees on a daily basis is unacceptable.”