There was a number of years where I was a proponent of building a wall to secure our Southern border. Over the years, I have read and discussed the subject more.
My position on the matter has shifted somewhat. I still see the need for the wall, but not as a budgetary priority.
Having an understanding that the numbers of those slipping over the border are not as great as those that are overstaying their visas. Since I work in an industry of numbers, I feel that it is important to follow my brain here more than my heart or gut.
Does this change my position on deportation? No, not in the least. (Watch for a follow-up post on Dreamers)
I would rather see the financing for the war on drugs (as a tangent, legalize marijuana on a national level) being diverted to the enforcement of immigration law.
While the wall has value, the tremendous cost is not one that we can afford. The GOP wants it. With the stiff tax cuts, they have fucked us over to the point that we cannot pay for it. Perhaps when we have our finances under control, we can construct sections of the wall in areas that badly need it.
I have to wonder how fuqtarded that the GOP voters were that actually believed the Orangatard when he said that Mexico was going to pay for it. I know that not all did, but they sure were vocally in support of the idea. Former Mexican President had put it pretty well:
“TRUMP, when will you understand that I am not paying for that fucken wall. Be clear with US tax payers. They will pay for it.”