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Dispute Over The Border Wall Between The US and Mexico

Updated on January 27, 2017

Presidential Dispute

Enrique Pena Nieto, 57th president of Mexico  born 20 July 1966 Atlacomulco, Mexico
Enrique Pena Nieto, 57th president of Mexico born 20 July 1966 Atlacomulco, Mexico | Source
Donald John Trump, 45th president of the USA born June 14, 1946 New York City
Donald John Trump, 45th president of the USA born June 14, 1946 New York City | Source

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?


Wikipedia Says......

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

Construction began on the area around the port of the entry from Mexico to the United States in San Ysidro, California, January 25, 2017
Construction began on the area around the port of the entry from Mexico to the United States in San Ysidro, California, January 25, 2017 | Source

$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

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A Border Wall Between The US and Mexico

The United States and Mexican border is 1,951 miles in length, has a very high rate of legal and illegal migrant crossings every year
The United States and Mexican border is 1,951 miles in length, has a very high rate of legal and illegal migrant crossings every year | Source

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      BODYLEVIVE 6 months ago from Alabama, USA

      Maria Dorland, Well I don't know about that, your paper maybe on to something, who knows? You can read about what the Executive Order signed by Trump entails. Sorry I can't put the link here but you can research the order.

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      BODYLEVIVE 6 months ago from Alabama, USA

      lions44, Thank you. Sometimes it takes a fanatic to see the real picture. They come here and get low housing, food stamps (well they're not stamps anymore. I think the food program is called SNAPS) and welfare checks. I can remember when my mom was living and she received SSI, she was told she qualified for ten dollars for food and people from other countries come here and rack up in hundreds of dollars through our food program. DISGUSTING!

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      BODYLEVIVE 6 months ago from Alabama, USA

      Sanxuary, They're working on it but I think there should have been a different approach. As the Mexican president said, it's Trumps wall and Mexico isn't building it and they're not paying for it.

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      BODYLEVIVE 6 months ago from Alabama, USA

      Frank Atanacio Thank you, It seem like the illegals are the main concern for the wall but what about the criminals and the drugs that are coming in? Building a wall won't stop them, they'll find another entrance or some other way, like a visa--which is legal.

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      Frank Atanacio 6 months ago from Shelton

      I don't know what will happen if the wall goes up.. who is going to pay for it.. us Mexico (Unlikely ) but expect series of riots and unrest.. great piece here my friend :)

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      Sanxuary 6 months ago

      Making Mexico pay for a wall in America is pretty stupid. The wall to me is about stopping criminal activities and a lot less about immigration. This is a way of not solving any real problems on the issue. The problem is cheap labor for buisiness in this country to prevent paying American wages to actually live here. Most came across the border legally and never left. If I was Mexico I would tell Trump we are building this wall in Mexico, using steel made in Mexico. We will put a tarriff on all mules and coyotes crossing the border and maybe finish the wall in 2100. Maybe a week of no trade and no one crossing the border will bring us back to reality. If people have been in America all this time passing a law that revokes your citizen ship in Mexico for being gone to long would be unique. How long can you be gone before your no longer a citizen in a country? This is what you end up at when your plan is hyperbole and not planned out on legal grounds and sound government planning.

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      CJ Kelly 6 months ago from Auburn, WA

      Great piece. The majority emigrating through Mexico are from Central America. So how would it work? Crazy.

      Most people on HP (Trump supporters) think I'm nuts but my solution: A Marshall Plan for Latin America. Not piecemeal aid, but a real, high $$ plan to raise their living standards. That's why they come here.

      This wall is just the beginning. My GOP is gone forever. We've been tagged the party of fanatics.

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      MariaInes 6 months ago from Johannesburg

      Hi, Bodylavita. I agree with you. I just read in a newspaper that it might be related to a commercial war intended to usher NAFTA agreement changes.