Op-Ed: Wall just got ten feet taller



President Trump standing in front of a wall.

Carson Michel

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Since Trump was elected for president there has been much controversy over the southern wall proposal. It’s unclear whether the debates are over whether the wall will be effective or if the wall is necessary. It is very clear that the wall is inexpensive so there’s no opposing debate over that. The federal budget this year is around 4.6 trillion dollars and Trump only wants 5.7 billion for the wall. The funding is not the issue it’s the controversy between Democrats and Republicans in the house and the senate. The house and senate are so against each other that the Republicans will fight for Trump and the Democrats will do anything to not support their leader.

For example last week, House GOP voted to pay federal employees their 1st paycheck of 2019, despite the shutdown. Only 6 Democrats voted along the Republicans. It failed. Dem priority is not paying workers or opening the government. It is opposing Trump for any reason. Walls are effective in any situation whether it’s someone’s home or the southern border. Wealthy politicians build walls around their homes not because they hate the people on the outside but because they love the people on the inside. The president of the National Border Patrol Council says that border patrol agents are ecstatic that they finally have a president who is doing something about this crisis. It is extremely upsetting that I have to explain to people that a wall is necessary. Over 52,000 heroin overdose deaths in 2016, 300 americans killed each week by it. Now you may ask why I care so much? My cousin battled with this drug and was killed by it, my best friend had the same happen to his cousin. If you say Mexico is not at fault for that you are insane, Because 91% of that comes directly from Mexico.

Liberals and Democrats can’t seem to understand the difference between illegal immigration and legal immigration. We all want legal immigration and once we build that wall we can start focusing on bringing

more legal immigrants to boost our economy. I completely agree that illegal immigrants are causing crime and problems in our country. Especially when 3.5% of our population is undocumented immigrants but they commit 37% of homicides and the murders. Not only murders but 70% of drug trafficking crimes are from these illegal immigrants. They do commit crimes at disproportionate levels and this is not a bias it’s a fact.

Walls work. When you look at Israel before 2016 they had a huge immigration problem similar to the U.S. In 2016 when they built a wall only 11 illegal immigrants made it through. Later in 2017 they raised the wall a few feet higher and that year not a single person came illegally through that border. Another example, In Morocco they built a 1,700 mile system that ended an Algerian-sponsored terrorist group, ending the Western Sahara War. If a liberal read this they wouldn’t change their position on the wall or stronger border security. All they’re going to do is leave hateful comments which is completely legal to do and I hope some will because that’s their American freedom. Similar with the house Democrats, they are so against Trump they will do anything to neglect his powerful ideas. The point here was to give facts that are 100% plausible despite if you like CNN or Fox. My beliefs won’t change and if you forgot them here they are. Walls work, above is evidence that walls have worked in other countries. A southern border wall is necessary, above are facts that show how cruel illegal immigrants are. And we need to BUILD THAT WALL!