In order to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall, yes, it will take lots of time and money, but at the same time it will create many new jobs. Don’t we want more jobs and less illegal aliens, drugs, and weapons? Yes, that is what we want and the border wall will accomplish that. There will never be any political issue that the entire country will agree on. We appoint certain government officials to make important decisions for our country and we must trust that they are making decisions that are going to benefit us the most. As I said earlier on in my paper there are pros and cons to every single issue that comes across the table of our government officials.
Professor Dudley Poston, a researcher of demographics at Texas A&M University says, “Studies both of historic and contemporary border walls made it very clear they simply do not work” (Gabbatiss, 2019). Opponents of the border wall feel that no matter how high or how well built this border wall is, it will not stop or even slow down the flow of illegal immigrants, weapons, and drugs that are coming into our country on a daily basis. They believe that this is just going to be a waste of time and money to build and it will still not accomplish the main goal of building the wall in the first place. However, Jennifer McFadyen, a freelance journalist, says, “In the early 1990’s about 600,000 people attempted to cross the border illegally. After the construction of a fence and increased border patrols, that number dropped to 39,000 in 2015” (McFadyen, 2019).Proponents of the issue believe that if we made it easier for people living in Mexico to receive foreign aid from countries that we already supply it to, then they would have other countries to go and receive said aid from instead of only trying to come into the United States.
The border wall in particular is one issue that will never become something that everyone wants. Although, it will help our country succeed further and become a safe place not only for us now, but for generations to come also. The wall is going to save millions of dollars and help to open up more jobs to legal immigrants and even people who are natural born citizens of the United States. President Trump said, “This is a choice between right and wrong, justice and injustice. This is about whether we fulfill our sacred duty to the American citizens we serve” (Trump, 2016). This is a question that all americans need to ask themselves and decide what they feel is going to be the most important priority to them.
Congress has appointed many companies to build prototypes of the wall and see what material is going to hold up the best. They have not decided yet on what company or material they are going to choose as they are still working out all the details and figuring out how we are going to get the money to build the wall. A correspondent for PolitiFact says, “Congress approved $20 million to start wall planning and to award for the construction of the prototypes, CBP spokesman Roger Maier told PolitiFact” (PolitiFact Consultant, 2019). There is still no exact, set in stone number on how much the wall is going to cost because there hasn’t been a decision made on a company to build it.
Proponents of the wall believe that we will become more unified as a nation if we can all come to somewhat of an agreement on this issue. Erecting the U.S.-Mexico border wall will make the United States a safer place for not only us now, but for future generations to come. It will limit the amount of illegal aliens, guns, and drugs that come into our country from Mexico. It will also produce many jobs since we will need labour workers, more guards and port entries, and higher security measures.
Part Five- References
Gabbatiss Science Correspondent @josh_gabbatiss, J. (2019, February 17). Trump’s border wall will not work ‘no matter how high’, scientists warn. Retrieved from https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-Trump-border-wall-mexico-us-illegal-undocumented-immigrants-research-a8783721.html
McFadyen, J. (2019, April 02). Building Barriers on the US-Mexico Border. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/mexico-border-fence-pros-and-cons-1951541
Politifact. Updated – Trump-O-Meter: Build a wall, and make Mexico pay for it. Retrieved from https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/Trumpometer/promise/1397/build-wall-and-make-mexico-pay-it/
Transcript: Donald Trump’s full immigration speech, annotated. (2016, August 31). Retrieved from https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-donald-Trump-immigration-speech-transcript-20160831-snap-htmlstory.htmlTags: Columbus High School
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