Wall on the American-Mexican Border
Government officials are planning to build a wall on the American-Mexican border. Building a wall on the American-Mexican border can help and also hurt the citizens in America. Although some officials believe that building a wall on the American-Mexican border can limit the growth of population in America, building a wall can also limit the amount of drugs being smuggled into America and it can keep out the gang wars that are taking place in Mexico.
Different from officials wanting a wall, other disapprove building a wall because it would decrease population growth in America. Young Mexicans who crossed the by having many children (Yen 1). For a country to thrive its population needs to grow and keep growing. Children of the illegal immigrants will work one day and the jobs they have will create unemployment of some citizens in America. About one out of ten native-born Mexicans want to move to America seeking jobs and a better life (Yen 17). People who wants to move to get a better life don’t want to cause trouble they want to live a normal life. When illegal immigrants cross the border, they cross the border illegally which is a crime they could just go through immigration legally. Not building a wall on the American-Mexican border can help America for growth in the American population.
Contrary other officials some believe building a wall on the American-Mexican border can limit or even stop drug smuggling in America. Officials say that the Mexican army found a drug smuggling tunnel under construction near a water purification plant (Canadian Press 1). Drug smugglers that are using tunnels are in Mexican drug cartels. The drug cartels can be dangerous at times which can cause even more trouble to the border security. A Mexican drug-lord’s son was arrested while he was crossing at an Arizona border crossing for drug trafficking (Spagat 1). Drug smuggling can wreak havoc on the border patrol because they patrol needs to have a bigger security to control the border. If the wall is built, then the patrol can remain the same because the wall can provide more security on the border. Drug smuggling is a big hassle for the...