Topic: Governmental Priorities

Camp: Agreement / Immigration / Build the Wall

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Build the Wall


llegal immigration is an affront to the rule of law. A border wall is the most effective tool to secure the border, and there is a great deal of empirical data that shows that walls work.

Israel built a 150-mile barrier on its border with Egypt, and they reduced illegal border crossings from 17,000 in 2011 to only 43 in 2017 - a staggering 99.7% reduction. Similar results can be found from walls in Bulgaria and Spain, which have seen illegal immigration decline by 63.6% and 95.2%, respectively, since border walls were built.

In the United States, the results are similar. A fence installed between Yuma, Arizona and Los Algondones, Mexico reduced border crossings by 90.7%, which significantly decreased crime in the Yuma area. (https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/border-walls-democrat-partisan-politics/)

Securing the border with a wall is simply common sense. This should not be a partisan issue. A nation that cannot secure its borders is no nation at all.

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Submitter Nick Name : Andrew Fullen
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Statement : more objectionable junk

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Object Reason : bad data
Objector Nick Name : Brent_Allsop
Statement : This is junk to be objected.

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Object Reason : bad
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Statement : junk statement

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Statement :

Inclusive Reform


"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

- “The New Colossus” by Emily Lazarus,
written for the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty
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These words are as relevant today as they were when they were first written. America was built by those who came to our borders seeking a better life. Those same opportunities that were provided in the past should extend to current and future generations.

Legal immigration needs to be made simpler and easier to accommodate law-abiding potential citizens who want to come to the United States. Guest worker programs need to be available for those who want to come to America temporarily and return home when their seasonal work is over.

Those undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States should be given an opportunity to have some kind of legal status that will bring them out of the shadows and allow them to contribute openly to American society.

Legitimate asylum seekers need to know that they are welcome in the United States.

Border enforcement should focus on finding legal paths to immigration rather than simply turning people away. Physical barriers that currently exist on the Southern border are sufficient to discourage illegal activity. New walls encourage xenophobic rhetoric, and it is reprehensible to use immigrants as the scapegoat for America’s problems.

The United States is a nation of immigrants. We need to honor that heritage by creating an immigration system that rejects our worst instincts and reflects the best of who we are.

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Submitter Nick Name : Brent_Allsop
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Object Reason : Wrong camp
Objector Nick Name : Brent_Allsop
Statement : Illegal immigration is an affront to the rule of law. A border wall is the most effective tool to secure the border, and there is a great deal of empirical data that shows that walls work.

Israel built a 150-mile barrier on its border with Egypt, and they reduced illegal border crossings from 17,000 in 2011 to only 43 in 2017 - a staggering 99.7% reduction. Similar results can be found from walls in Bulgaria and Spain, which have seen illegal immigration decline by 63.6% and 95.2%, respectively, since border walls were built.

In the United States, the results are similar. A fence installed between Yuma, Arizona and Los Algondones, Mexico reduced border crossings by 90.7%, which significantly decreased crime in the Yuma area. (https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/border-walls-democrat-partisan-politics/)

Securing the border with a wall is simply common sense. This should not be a partisan issue. A nation that cannot secure its borders is no nation at all.

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Submitted on :
Submitter Nick Name : Andrew Fullen
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