A woman from Lincoln, Nebraska named Sarah Hansen has reported that she’s unsure how to feel about the border wall. “On one hand, if I were in the situation of someone from situations going on in Mexico and some of Central America, I would want to get out as soon as possible,” Sarah said in an interview. She went on to explain that at the same time, it could help the USA if the illegal immigrants were kept out. Or it could hurt the USA. She doesn’t know. “It’s important for everyone here to respect the law,” she said. She paused to think about her statement and added, “Probably.”
She cites the border wall near El Paso which, after the wall was put up, crime rates dropped significantly in El Paso. She also pointed to examples of border walls working, for example in Macedonia, Hungary, and in Spain’s enclaves on the African continent. “But at the same time, the USA’s border with Mexico is massive and would be hard to patrol. The cost would be way too high and the federal government is already in debt,” she said. Then she added, “Although would it be more cost effective to build the wall and not have the illegal immigrants using services in the USA? Do they even use a lot of services? They probably pay sales tax at least. Oh but not every state has a sales tax.”
Sarah noted that the illegal immigrants or their smugglers would just be able to dig deeper underneath the wall, take a boat around it, or use a tall ladder. “Also, most illegal immigrants come to the USA legally and just overstay their visa.” But she also noted how Israel has had to deal with tunneling, and their wall system seems to have worked regarding keeping people out. “Would we even be able to replicate what Israel is doing with their border wall upgrades in the USA, given the cost?”
As of writing, Sarah figures that this is hard and everyone should be a citizen of the world. “This is the easiest option,” she explained. Sarah added, “If everyone were a citizen of the world and we had no borders, it would probably cost less for the government. Wait, who would be the government? Would it be a world government? I don’t want 1 world government. Or should I want it? Would the immigrants be using services then and would it really be less expensive? But if we are citizens of 1 world government then they’d be using government services anyways.”
The debate about the border wall between the USA and Mexico continues. Should the USA build the wall? What do you think?