Whether or not the United States should build a wall to secure the border around Mexico is a controversial topic. The controversy is mainly over the cost and true purpose of the wall. Many people wonder if there is a need for the wall to be built, while others are pushing for the massive wall to be built. Many do not believe the wall would stop the immigrants from illegally crossing at all. “Human migration routes are like rivers: If they hit an obstacle, the flow finds a way around it” (Chappell). Although the idea of building a wall is controversial, many would agree that the idea is expensive, a waste of time, and ridiculous.
Six and a half billion dollars. Ladies and gentlemen, that is the approximate cost of a border that would stretch from San Diego to Texas. A chain-linked, steel, and barbed-wire border that would block hard work, dreams, and an inevitable fate. Through the brutal deserts, dehydration, and pain, only about a fourth of the immigrants trying to get to America make it. That means so much because of how many people try to accomplish this feat, considering still around nine-hundred thousand immigrants still make it. In all reality, borders are truly just an imaginary line some important people with wigs created. We, as a whole, decide how important things are. Money's just paper, an MLB star is just a normal human. However, something that always gets us, something that is made such a big fuss about, is a two-thousand mile long border, also known as The Mexican-American Border. Think about this. If we have such a powerful military and border patrol, why would we need such an intimidating wall? Or even why do we disown and hate these immigrants? Better yet, why would we spend all this money when we are trillions
All through America's history it always had a presidential election every four years, and last years presidential election campaign there were two leading candidates, so to ensure their victory, they both made promises significant changes, creation. All through last year's campaign, a candidate named Donald J. Trump made several promises, and one of his promises could change the way of life in American. Mr.Trump won last years presidential election, and all eyes were on him to the promise vowed to do if and when he is president. That one promise which is opposed by six in ten Americans is that President Trump promised a 'big, beautiful wall' that would be placed on the Mexican and American border. President Trump Proposed that he could construct the wall for 8 billion, but now it is known that wall will cost about $21.6 billion for the wall and that the $21.6 plan doesn't include the $150 million a year to maintain. America shouldn’t Build a Wall along the US/Mexico Border because of the high cost and how it will affect America's economy, also thought the wall would keep out undocumented immigrant from crossing the US border but it is shown that undocumented immigrants contribute over $11 billion to the US economy each year, and lastly the environment that is near the border, and how it will be affected and disturbed due to the construction the border wall.
“I will build a great wall- and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me- and I’ll build them very inexpensively on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words”-Donald Trump. Whether the United States builds a wall, deports hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, or does nothing about it, the so called “uncontrollable problem” of immigration is still present today. America, for the past 100 years, has been faced with this dilemma that immigrants come and pursue the American dream but some doing it illegally. Not only has that been an added contribution to the issue of America’s economic stability but also how America is seen as a nation. Immigration, now more than ever, has become a national crisis that needs to be taken care of immediately.
“In 2014, 5.8 million unauthorized immigrants from Mexico lived in the U.S.,” according to Pew Research Center (Krogstad). Regulating the number of illegal immigrants from entering the United States has become an increasingly significant issue for the federal government’s agenda after, the number of unauthorized immigrants reached a peak in 2007 at 12.2 million, when this group made up 4% of the U.S. population (Krogstad). An abundance of proposed solutions have been offered to limit the steadily increasing number of illegal immigrants from reaching American soil, such as: mandating E-verify, a system that determines whether or a not a person is eligible to work in the United states, strengthening border security, and fortifying interior enforcement measures in the United States (Illegal Immigration and Border Security). Another major plan sources from President Donald Trump, who hopes to build a wall spanning between the United States and Mexico. This idea has ignited numerous opposing arguments that have picked out its irrationalities, and display how Donald Trump’s proposal to erect a wall generates more complications than benefits.
Many say that the border wall is a bad idea, but others say it has some benefits. President Trump said in his campaign that he wanted “a great, great wall.” This was to ensure that anyone with no papers doesn’t take the jobs that “Americans” need. Since there are 2 sides of this problem they should both be addressed.
There exists a problem in America today that cannot fail to enter the houses of every citizen, influence the thoughts of every individual, and stir the wild imaginations of every free thinker: the problem of illegal aliens traversing the sacred borders of our beloved country. Certain individuals have recently proposed ideas regarding this that have entranced the American people, advocating building a wall separating the United States from its long-time neighbor and trade-partner Mexico. However, after much consideration and calculation I have found his idea grossly mistaken in its computation. A simple wall will be insufficient and far too conservative to solve this crisis of borders. Therefore, in response to America's growing interest in
The Americans are segregating the Mexicans by building a wall between the United States and Mexico because they blame them ¨for taking jobs, spiking crime rates, and costing billions of dollars annually in social services.¨ (Living History, page16) The president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, is making sure of this by stating how Mexico is going to pay for this wall. According to Living History ¨the U.S. is often referred to as a nation of immigrants,¨ but it seems that America will no longer welcome anymore immigrants. Moreover, the U.S did a similar thing in the mid-1800s when Chinese Immigrants were arriving into the United States in search for land, jobs, and economic opportunity. Since the Chinese were willing to work anywhere, the Americans feared to lose their jobs, so they began to complain. Eventually, the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was passed and prohibited Chinese laborers to immigrate into the United States. The Americans have segregated many people from different countries without a reasonable explanation, and even if they used to believe that ¨immigrants strengthen the country¨ they want to remain themselves as a one race
According to the Huffington Post, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras - where most of these immigrants come from - are all in the top five countries with the highest homicide rates, so if the United States is a country of diversity, liberty, and freedom, why build a wall to block out those who want a chance of decent life? During our current president Trump’s candidacy, he proposed the idea of building a border wall between the United States and Mexico. As a majority of the population has obviously known, there’s been controversy over whether or not building a border wall will benefit us in terms of American jobs and reducing crime. Donald Trump has already signed a numerous amount of executive papers towards constructing the wall and taking
Thomas Paine spoke of America as a place of diverse cultures, a “mixing pot”. But, as time has continued, Paine’s idea of a country of different speaking people living in unison, has changed greatly. The climax of this universal prejudice towards immigrants began for many Americans on September 11, 1999. Since the tragic terrorist attack on the World Trade Centers, citizens began to question the immigrant security of America. Fast forwarding ten years after many more terrorist attacks, Donald Trump along with many Americans support the idea of building a wall to block out immigrants from the southern border. Some supporters believe the wall would protect the people, protect the goverment, and protect the country as a whole. However, other
This topic has been relevant in our society since donald trump has been elected into office. Donald trump wants to build a wall along the mexican border to keep immigrants out of our country. Donald trump claims that “ When mexico sends its people, that they’re sending people that have lots of problems.” He also says” mexico is ripping off the US more than almost any other nation.” This topic has been widely talked about in our world today. Many americans and people that I know are happy that Donald trump is going to build this wall. They see, to be against mexicans coming to america, and have a hateful view on anyone who is non-white coming to our country to start a better life for themselves. And I myself don't know very much about immigrant and politics, But to me, I think that immigrants should be allowed to come and live in our country, I mean isn't that what america is? We are all immigrants to this country so how can we be mean and turn our backs on others who need help, when we did the same thing in our past. We came to america to escape bad living conditions, and the bad government systems of our original homeland countries, we came to america to become free. And if we turn our backs on others who need help to become free then our country is becoming like the ones before us
Should we have the Mexico Border wall? No, we should not. The country was built on Immigrants. One out of thirty people is an immigrant. We don’t just need to kick them all out of this country.
Although a border wall may make it more difficult for people to cross into the US illegally, it can’t completely prevent it. All it takes is an unsupervised hole in the wall for people to pass through. So, there are better ways to prevent illegal immigration. Instead of spending 25 billion dollars on building a wall, why don’t we focus on higher security measures on the border. For example, there could be more surveillance on the border and a more in depth immigration process could be established. So, even though a border wall would make it more difficult for illegal immigrants to pass through, establishing higher security measures could be just as productive and less expensive as
Illegal immigrants are aware of the hardships they will face, but still willingly cross the border. Clearly, many assume that they will gain more by leaving their home country. An enormous wall won’t keep out determined illegal immigrants from crossing into the U.S. One can easily see what has happened to the Syrian refugees. The government of Turkey blocked the border to Europe for the war refugees, but instead of preventing them to migrate to Europe, it caused them to take more risks by relying on people-smugglers to cross rough seas. Some of them died and some survived the dangerous journeys, but nothing could stop them to try to find a new and safe home. The Mexicans are probably not an exception and they will find a solution to arrive at their chosen destination regardless of a “beautiful” wall or another
In the past few years, there has been a recent push for a border wall to protect the United States from the increase in immigration and drug trafficking. Although the border wall aids in reducing problems in our country, it is affecting the economy of the country and the health of our environment, therefore the border wall is not the best solution.