Donald Trump- Currently running for president as a Republican. One of the most notable aspects of his campaign is his emphasis on building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
Immigrants cross the U.S. border undocumented under terrible conditions and at risk for exploitation and suffering. Current breaks or gaps in the wall attract migrants that often meet an untimely end.
Expanding upon the current protection with the Mexican border might just cause the U.S. more harm than good in the end. The cost of construction and upkeep as well as the potential success rate are all factors that need to be considered.
An alternative solution to the undocumented immigrant crisis in the U.S. may lie beyond a better wall. Development and progress in Mexico and Central America would tackle the root cause and result in less people feeling the need to cross the border into the U.S. for a better life. With the U.S.’s foreign policy goals of uplifting people in other countries, the U.S. may have better luck supporting these countries rather than shutting them out.
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