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Dispute Over The Border Wall Between The US and Mexico
Executive Order, Build The Wall
How does this dispute over the border wall stand now? Well, I don't know what was on Trump's first agenda but it looks like the signing of an executive order to start the building of a a physical wall between the US and Mexico.
In regards to not making this hub lengthy, please read the Executive Order signed by President Trump on January 25, 2017 to build the wall here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/25/executive-order-border-security-and-immigration-enforcement-improvements
This is something else! How in the world can you start off good relations with our neighboring countries when you want to build a wall separating countries? Am I missing something here, somebody slap me til I see! Alright I see this, sure we have illegals entering the US and other nations too. Will this lead to a wall around the United States of America? What happened to the land of the free?
We have border patrols to handle such problems and it's something we've dealt with for 14 centuries, why so much emphasis on an age old problem now? Alright then, build a wall and create other places illegals will cross. I'm talking about such places as over the mountains, desserts and other undesirable places that will cause even more deaths of people trying to escape to freedom.
Personally, I don't think this is an effective way to handle the problem at all. Let me first say something about walls. The Berlin Wall,The Wall of Imperial China, the Communists and their wall just to name a few, does anyone remember what happened to these walls? Alright, I thought so, buttons are being pushed.
Please don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with having a secure border but there are other ways that are less costly for everyone involved. For instance, we could add more border patrol, add more cameras in not so obvious places and the things we've accomplished through technology is amazing. Don't you think we could come with with another alternative to building a wall?
Previously, immigrants apprehended at the border were either given the option to voluntarily return to their home country or they were placed in civil immigration proceedings. After Operation Streamline was implemented, nearly all people apprehended at the border who are suspected of having crossed illegally are subject to criminal prosecution. Defendants who are charged with crossing into the U.S. illegally are tried en masse to determine their guilt.
Mexico Will Not Pay For Donald Trump's Wall
Construction of Wall Between US and Mexico Has Begun
$6.5 Million per Mile Wall
This is ridiculous, this wall is estimated at $6.5 million per mile to build this wall and who's going to foot the bill? Donald Trump said, "Mexico will pay for the wall." Well, let me tell you what the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto said, "there will be "neither confrontation nor submission" when it comes to negotiating with Trump on trade and immigration." Now does that sound like a president who will pay for a nonsense wall?
Believe it or not, the Mexicans plan to stand firm and said to US Today, "they will not be pushed around by a bully and self-indulgent president." The Mexican president cancelled the meeting with Trump that was to take place today, January 27th in Washington. Trump in return announced that he intended to propose a 20% tax on imported Mexican goods to pay for the wall. This sounds so petty, like a kid throwing a tantrum when he can't have his way.
PRI's The World staff wrote: Mexicans and Mexican Americans are hoping the Mexican government officials will stand firm against Trump and have a more constructive conversation about "how our countries can work together instead of building this wall that polarizes us even more.” We've always had a fair relationship with Mexico, now this!
If the wall does get built, it will surely change a lot of lives in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Democrat Henry Cuellar represents that district in Congress. Cuellar says he agrees with the president's impulse, but not his solution. In addition, he says, “over 40 percent of the people that we have in the US without documents came in through a legal permit or visa, so a wall is not going to stop them.— Democrat Henry Cuellar