November 20, 2008
The wall that the U.S. government wants to build between the United States and Mexico should not be build. The United States and Mexico already have a division between them, the river and the deserts, making another division is just a waste of time and money. Constructing the wall will bring a lot of difficult situations to the country, such as immigration and economic issues. There will also be other tribulations the government will not be able to handle.
The issue that will be more affected is immigration. The government “supposedly” wants to build the wall to avoid illegal crossing to the U.S. Government should know that there will always be someone that will find a way to cross because there is a better life in America than in México. Even though the people from México have seen the deaths people have passed through trying to cross to the U.S. it has not ceased them from crossing. Think about the underground railroads when slaves were trying to escape. They are going to find a way to cross at whatever cost. Immigrants cross illegally because they have the necessity of money to progress or help their family. In México it’s like taking two steps forward and one step back. The minimum wage of México is between US$4.57 to US$4.70, or 49.50 and 50.96 pesos, per day. (“Mexico raises minimum wages...”) Comparing the minimum wage in the United States, $6.55 per hour, to the minimum wage in Mexico of course they are going to want to cross.
If the U.S. does not have illegal immigrants, the economy will be affected. Immigrants are the ones that do the difficult jobs in the fields. If the government completely stops them from coming to the U.S., the fields won’t have workers and the owners of the fields will see a decrease in their profits. If there are no sufficient goods to trade within the country then inflation will occur. Mr.Weintrub, a social & political...