Mr. Trump. There is no wall in El Paso. Its a fence !
People are fleeing once again. They are fleeing hunger, and violence and official corruption. It is important to separate Immigration and Refugees. They have different laws applying to them.
These migrants from are making their way north to the U.S. border to seek asylum, in search of freedom from the poverty and violence that has been perpetuated by U.S. imperialism and neoliberal capitalism.
Those eligible for refugee status should be admitted as required by the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Migrants and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1946) which the U.S. government helped to draft. 860,000 on back list.
Trump claims there is crisis of criminal gangs at the border. Somewhat. But, not near what he claims.
The drug traffic at the border is not caused by migration. The drugs are brought in by gangs with trucks and tunnels. A wall will not stop the traffic. It does need to be stopped.
The issue is the Wall. There is not a dispute about the need for more border enforcement and protection. The conflict is will a wall make the difference. Contrary to what he said, there is no wall in El Paso. It is a fence.
A Wall will not stop drug trafficking. It will not even slow it down. The well-funded and increasingly sophisticated cartels are not going to be stopped by a wall. The overwhelming majority of illicit traffic flows through —not in the vast stretches of land in between where any wall would be built.