Illegal Immigration is a huge debate in this upcoming presidential election. There are two opposite sides, Donald Trump who wants to build a wall to try and restrict the number of illegal immigrants, and Hillary Clinton who wants to relax the strict laws on illegal immigration. Building a wall will do absolutely nothing except make our debt, foreign relations, and quality of life worse.
Building a wall will cost nearly 12 billion dollars. That’s insane to spend on something that will do nothing, think if we spent that money on clean energy or cancer research there would be some major technological advances. This is 12 billion a added to the trillions the United States is already in debt, and that debt will land right back on the population.
The Wall will not work. First of all 40% of all illegal immigration is by air. Most illegal immigrants come by jet and overstay their visas. A wall can not stop that. Added to that is the fact that most illegal immigrants on the border come for work the go back. When the wall is built they will be trapped her unable to go back, only extending the “problem” because it will be to expensive and once gone they won’t be allowed back.
It might be said that deportation will fix the issues stated above. No, deporting people will never work. The system currently in use is corrupt and unfair. Trials, if you can call them that are not done in the American way. Most immigrants put on trial are not accompanied by a lawyer, breaking amendments to the constitution and mocking all that this Great country stands for. In a lot of cases the person on trial is not even present and is tried over video chat with no translator. If this isn’t bad enough many true American citizens are deported because they can not defend themselves (no lawyer). So to recap The government is literally throwing legal contributing citizens out of the country! Yet another scary fact about the terror of immigration trials is that judges can act be fired for not finishing a case quick enough. So judges are pressured to make quick, unfair decisions.
The wall will do nothing to help the country, but instead increase debt, shatter our foreign relations, and lower our quality of life. We need to band together and shut the wall down before it causes damage that can not be undone.
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