Editorial: In Support Of President Trump And The Wall

Ever since Donald Trump launched his 2016 presidential campaign, the idea of a wall at the southern border has been a controversial topic. Many politicians and citizens strongly disagree with the president’s efforts of decreasing illegal immigration via a wall, calling it a “racist” and “unconstitutional” move. Protests have taken place seeing that the wall was introduced, and to add onto Trump’s obstacles, sixteen states are currently suing Trump regarding his national emergency declaration. February 15th was the day that President Donald Trump pursued his mission to protect the American people and the American economy by declaring a national emergency, an effort I support with tremendous pride.

Illegal immigration has been an issue in the United States for quite some time now. This being said, something must be done. Our president is fighting for the wall to protect the United States and to enforce legal immigration. If things were to go his way, illegal immigration would begin to be dealt with at one of its main sources, but his efforts are constantly being blocked by the democratic party.

This statement, public on Homeland Security’s website, sums up the chances of the wall being successful:

“Walls Work. When it comes to stopping drugs and illegal aliens from crossing our borders, border walls have proven to be extremely effective. Border security relies on a combination of border infrastructure, technology, personnel and partnerships with law enforcement at the state, local, tribal, and federal level. For example, when we installed a border wall in the Yuma Sector, we have seen border apprehensions decrease by 90 percent. In San Diego, we saw on Sunday that dilapidated, decades-old barriers are not sufficient for today’s threat and need to be removed so new – up to 30 foot wall sections can be completed.”

Opinion writer Ford O’Connell has similar views about the construction of a wall at the border. In one of his articles, he shares, “until Congress has the will to change the asylum laws and to fix the other legal loopholes and defects, it would be foolish not to better secure the southern border in the meantime.” This statement was released on ‘The Hill’ just a few weeks ago (January 12th, 2019), so his feelings on the topic should still be similar, if not the same.

Read more from Logan Dubil at The Knight Crier

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