Donald Trump’s Mexico Wall - Pros and Cons

Donald Trump’s Mexico Wall - Pros and Cons

Donald Trump’s Mexico Wall - Pros and Cons

I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I build them very inexpensively,” said Donald Trump.

US-Mexico border: 1,900 miles (3,100 km) long

Estimated cost by Trump in building the wall: $10bn to $12bn

Estimated cost by Mitch McConnell: $12bn to $15bn

Estimated cost by Washington Post: $25bn

650 miles fencing cost: $7bn (even though it is nothing impenetrable or powerful)

Donald Trump’s election campaign promised a wall that will be impenetrable between US and Mexico and would completely stop illegal immigration into America. It was seen as offensive by some and lauded by others but mostly it was seen as an impossible attempt, a promise that would only be vague.

President Trump recently went ahead to announce that the construction would begin and that any city that tries to shield illegal immigrants would be subjected to punishment. The wall will be built even though it would be difficult but the question here is whether it will be worth it or not.


1. Illegal immigration would lessen if not stop

Illegal immigration is a big and real problem that US has been facing for long. It gets worse each day as they bring along illegal commodities and evil intentions with them. Drug dealing and human trafficking is a real issue too. Legal immigrants are not a problem but illegal ones are. That is what the wall stands for.

2. Patrolling would be easy

With miles of shared border and some in extremely difficult regions, patrolling becomes difficult. If the wall is built, patrolling would become easier and illegal immigration would lessen since most of the immigrants with trouble packed on their backpacks come via those regions.

3. Staying safe

Yes, it will make people feel safer. Why do you think so many Americans voted for Trump despite his famous derogative comments on women? They did not want a soft President and invite more immigrants to make life harder for them. Staying safe is everyone’s priority and it should be given to them.

4. Economy

US economy is in no way ready to receive immigrants. According to reports, average illegal immigrant household receives $24,721 in government benefit and through welfare, but their annual taxes account to only $10,344. They caused wildfires, increased crime, closed a lot of hospitals, and of course the big drug problem. These are enough reasons to build that wall and stop illegal immigration for once and for all.


1. Cost

The cost of building the fence as shown above is far higher that it was estimated and the same is being predicted about the wall. Who is going to pay for it? Not Trump, surely. It is people of America who will face higher taxes to compensate for the wall building. With a massive debt, this would be a highly dangerous expedition.

2. Barriers

The wall will pass through regions that are filled with immigrants. They are sure to pose problem and it will be difficult to criminalize them all. Sonoran desert is a big crisis too with inhospitable terrain. Migrants crossing the desert die all the time.

3. Illegal immigration wouldn’t stop

There are other ways from which illegal immigration will still prevail. The wall in question is not going to be impregnable. The whole thing would only lead to needless debt increase to no advantage. Trump’s idea of wall is vague and too high to be practically true.

4. Environmental hazards

Natural habitants of the region would face the worst of consequences. It will be like dividing the species living there into half. Moreover, the disturbance due to construction in the areas is more likely to send them packing to find a new habitat. Their natural movement during season change would also be hampered.

5. Symbol of discrimination

Illegal immigration is a plague that should be done away with. But a wall would not symbolize prevention but discrimination and racism. It is like declaring war with Mexico. It would jeopardize relationship with the nation as people will feel that they are looked down upon as a nation of drug dealers and traffickers.

A lot of illegal immigration happens over airplane and with visas and later extending their stay. This isn’t going to stop with just a wall. The wall might incur more expenses that it is worthy of in terms of preventing illegal immigration.

However, there are pros of building that wall and President Trump is anyway going to make it happen. US rely on illegal immigrants for cheap labour too. That is something to look forward to.
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  • RE: Donald Trump’s Mexico Wall - Pros and Cons -Andrew (11/14/23)
  • I think that the wall should be built to keep illegal immigrants out of the us and trump should get back to president.
  • RE: Donald Trump’s Mexico Wall - Pros and Cons -jacob (03/20/19)
  • i think we need the wall from all the sicos
  • RE: Donald Trump’s Mexico Wall - Pros and Cons -Autumn (03/07/19)
  • People need to realize that the goal of the wall is NOT to keep hispanics or Mexicans out entirely! The goal of it is to STOP THEM FROM ENTERING ILLEGALLY and using our services such as food stamps, medicaid, etc. that is designated for hard working Americans that still struggle to provide for their family. Trump wants to be able to help everyone who wants and needs help. But it is not fair and selfish for people to think that illegal immigrants deserve the same treatment as the ones who waited to enter LEGALLY!
  • RE: Donald Trump’s Mexico Wall - Pros and Cons -Gary (02/26/19)
  • Make America Great Again
  • RE: Donald Trump’s Mexico Wall - Pros and Cons -KARLA GARCIA (01/31/19)
  • wow im so shocked at these pros of the wall. Majority of crime in america is done by AMERICANS. Immigrants do commit crimes but just like any other race does. its about compassion people!!!! if someone came from russia yall wouldnt say shit cause they look white, but people of color yall are quick to throw away. DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY OF YOUR FRIENDS COULD BE IMMIGRANTS AND YOU WOULDNT KNOW BECAUSE WE ARE NOT DEFINED BY OUR RACE. We are defined by our OWN PERSONAL choices. SO FUCK EVERYONE WHO AGRESS WITH THE WALL.
  • RE: Donald Trump’s Mexico Wall - Pros and Cons -Lee mai (01/15/19)
  • Basing on American history books ,assuming that American had been built the border walls between US and Mexico then how many states of American we have today? For that reason ,our border wall shall be more further South ....
  • RE: Donald Trump’s Mexico Wall - Pros and Cons -dooby12345 (01/10/19)
  • ok dude. its not gonna be inexpensive. it's gonna be bigger that the great wall.
  • RE: Donald Trump’s Mexico Wall - Pros and Cons -SickBoy (01/09/19)
  • Isn't the wildlife separated by the existing fence anyway?
  • RE: Donald Trump’s Mexico Wall - Pros and Cons -Stephy Mystic (03/04/18)
  • Who is the autor of this article.
  • RE: Donald Trump’s Mexico Wall - Pros and Cons -AJ Espinosa (12/19/17)
  • There is also the fact that it would put wildlife in danger.
  • RE: Donald Trump’s Mexico Wall - Pros and Cons -Aswani (01/30/17)
  • More than being a safety measure, this decision is going to get widely discussed as a symbol of discrimination against a particular community. Safety can be ensured by much better policies without affecting any community living there as well as the inhabitants. This will only pave the way to create more enemies to the country