Every year in America illegal immigrants make their way from South America, through Mexico and into the United States. Although politicians have debated for decades as to how to resolve this problem, a viable solution has yet to be implemented. Donald Trump has purposed a controversial border wall on the US-Mexico border to stem the tide of illegal immigrants into our country. Many Democrats and Trump opponents have lambasted this idea as infeasible, racist and cruel. They say that by letting the immigrants come to our country, they are saving their lives and improving their quality of life. But are they really concerned about lives and quality?
In 2012, 477 migrants lost their lives attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, according to the report by the National Foundation for American Policy titled “How Many More Deaths? The Moral Case for a Temporary Worker Program.” That figure is the highest since 2005, when 492 migrants died.
This chart is only up to 2012, but I can only imagine the numbers have
increased as more illegal immigrants have crossed our border.
So, if Donald Trump were to build a wall, with a door for immigrants to enter our country LEGALLY, there would be no more reason for immigrants to risk their lives crossing the desert, would there?
I cannot understand why liberals would not champion the idea of a border wall as it will save lives, and that is what they claim to be most concerned about when wanting to ban firearms, right?
In addition to saving the lives of illegal immigrants who risk crossing the desert into our country, the border wall will also help prevent the amount of illegal drugs entering our country.
“Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US,
with 47,055 lethal drug overdoses in 2014. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with 18,893 overdose deaths related t o prescription pain relievers , and 10,574 overdose deaths related t o heroin in 2014.” http://www.asam.org/docs/default-source/advocacy/opioid-addiction-disease-facts-figures.pdf
I’m writing a separate article on drug deaths in America, the majority of
which are caused by illegal opioids (Oxycontin, Heroin, etc…) and have steadily increased over recent years. Most illegal drugs, such as heroin, enter America illegally through our southern border. The amount of death and destruction caused by these drugs is catastrophic.
Why aren’t liberals supporting the border wall to save the lives of illegal immigrants, and the lives of everyone in American by reducing the amount of illegal drugs pouring in?
I don’t have the answer to that question, do you?