Trump’s Wall keeps the economy out

The proposed wall that pres. Donald J. Trump signed for on January 25 does not only seal out desperate immigrants, but it prevents an economic boom. The wall, which is supposed to cover over 1000 miles of border between the US and Mexico, will cost tens of billions of dollars; not to mention the extra 10,000 immigration officers which may cost anywhere from $700 million to $1.4 billion.

By Cruz Grover

The proposed wall that pres. Donald J. Trump signed for on January 25 does not only seal out desperate immigrants, but it prevents an economic boom.

The wall, which is supposed to cover over 1000 miles of border between the US and Mexico, will cost tens of billions of dollars; not to mention the extra 10,000 immigration officers which may cost anywhere from $700 million to $1.4 billion.

Taxpayer money should not go towards the next Great Wall of China (which, by the way, failed to keep the Mongols out), but towards something much more beneficial to the United States — like free health care!

From an economic standpoint, Trump clearly knows how to blockade himself from economic prosperity. Immigrants, in any country, bring a renowned source of revenue and provide a strong and hardworking economic backbone.

Does any American want to pick apples on a farm for a living? A very, very, small percentage of people might, but many immigrants will do these jobs.

Taking this out forces farmers and factories, who rely on immigrant labour, to increase wages in order for people to start considering working there.

And guess what happens when companies have to start increasing wages? Prices increase. Save up your allowance, because if this wall is built, you will be paying around double for basic fruits and vegetables.

Well, the sledgehammer sales will probably skyrocket, at least.


Part of the US-Mexico wall between Yuma, Arizona, and Calexico, California. Photo courtesy of The New York Times.

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