Donald Trump, a very controversial man, arguably the most controversial person. During his political campaign, he brought up the topic of stricter border control. During past presidencies, I feel that the issue surrounding border control and illegal immigrants was not discussed nor fixed. When Trump first announced his run for president he brought up the idea of a southern border wall. In the beginning, I had a love-hate relationship with the idea, but then I looked into the facts and realized that we as a country truly do have a problem with people illegally crossing the border.
According to a study done by Mohammad M. Fazel-Zarandi, a researcher at Yale and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, there are an estimated 22.1 million undocumented immigrants in our country. Mexicans make up half of the illegals in America. The three most common ways they enter our country are crossing the border, overstaying their visas, or border crossing card violation. Building a wall along the border will help prevent them from crossing illegally. It won’t cause the issue to completely disappear but it will help immensely.
Along with those undocumented immigrants come many issues. They aren’t sending their best people into our country, they are the drug dealers, rapist, human traffickers, and just overall bad people. Yes, some good people come too, but if they are really all that good they should file for citizenship and come in the proper way.
Starting December 22, 2018, the government partially shut down due to the fact that lawmakers and Trump weren’t able to come to an agreement over federal funding. Many liberals have gotten upset over the fact that the government is shut down. They are arguing that Trump is asking for too much money or that the wall isn’t worth people not getting paid. If Democrats would just realize that the wall is what’s best for us, government employees would start getting paid again. Also, the argument that he is asking for too much money is invalid. Trump is asking for 5.7 billion dollars in order to build the wall, and according to Trump we would save billions of dollars, so if you think about it, in the end, we will make money.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), released a report that says illegal immigration costs about $135 billion dollars a year. Can you imagine what we could do with that money? In 2016, America identified 39,471 homeless veterans, some of that $135 billion could go to our homeless vets. Also, how about we overall give our vets and active duty more money. Those people fight or fought for our freedom, without our servicemen and women, we wouldn’t be the country we are today.
We need to do what is best for our country, and that is taking a step towards getting rid of our illegal immigration issues as a whole. Even though many people seem to think Donald Trump is an “idiot,” building the wall is arguably what’s best for our country. So next time you try to hate on the wall, remember how much money we are wasting on illegals and where that money could be going or the fact that our safety is at risk.