As we draw closer to the most important election of my life time, my political views will be expressed more frequently. With that in mind, I’d like to discuss one of the country’s major problems: illegal immigration. Just to be clear, the legal term is illegal. Refrain from using the politically correct term: undocumented. This has become extremely politicized and seemingly unsolvable. The Right and Left have reasons for allowing illegals to continue to pour in. They are a source of cheap labor by major corporations who fund many republican campaigns and they are a voting block for democrats who will give them free social benefits such as welfare and healthcare if they are elected. Both sides only seek political gain at this point. There is a minority on the Right that does not want this cycle to continue however. I am a Donald Trump supporter. I boast it loud and proud. His motives for solving our immigration problem do not stem from a racist ideology. Also, when he first spoke on immigration, he did NOT say that ALL Mexicans are rapists and killers but the corrupt mainstream media will tell you he did. By no means is he perfect, but if you can get past some of his inflammatory rhetoric and the media spin, you have a candidate that can truly fix this problem once and for all.
After Mr. Trump took the privilege of meeting with the president of Mexico, it’s clear that we can work together to solve the border crisis. It is in fact a crisis. Many of us do not live near the border. You will never hear about the dangers if you listen to mainstream media. It’s also evident that this crisis has effects on Mexico as well. Drugs, cartel members, and illegal aliens pour into the US, while money and weapons go back to Mexico to fund the cycle. I’ll also mention how President Obama and his attorney general Eric Holder played a role specifically in sending weapons to drug cartels. The “Fast and Furious” scandal led to border patrol agents being shot by gangsters and who knows how many people in Mexico. It’s also interesting how given the fact that we have an epidemic of drug overdoses currently in the US, Secretary Clinton and the Left do not want to close off the flood of opioids for political reasons. Neither President Nieto nor Mr. Trump want this cycle to continue.
The most effective starting point is building a wall across all traversable terrain. Israel’s walls are a perfect example. In the three years before it was built, suicide bombers killed 293 of their citizens; in the three years after it went up, that number dropped to 64. Since its construction, terrorist attacks have dwindled showing the effectiveness of walls on a much more dangerous scale such as terrorist threats. Next, we should couple the wall with sensors for above and below ground detection and additional border security. Simultaneously we can kick out all criminal aliens. Only then should we deal with the rest of the people in the country illegally. How can this be put in motion? Donald Trump believes that Mexico will pay for the wall and we will enforce it. I share the same sentiment on a much more detailed level. There will be some degree of compromise instead of just a simple payment. Our trade deals in NAFTA for both countries will be renegotiated, saving both countries billions. I believe that if we work with the Mexican government to decimate the drug cartels with military force, that they would be more than willing to pay for the wall, at least a large part of it. There is an alternative that I feel would also be beneficial. The Mexican president cited that many illegal immigrants are not Mexicans, and most are from Central and South America. With that in mind, a deal could be struck where we pay for the wall between the US-Mexico border and the Mexican government pays for and enforces a wall between their country and Central America. This is just my personal proposition since this has not been circulated as a potential deal yet. With a President Trump, a certain combination of these solutions I mentioned will be executed quickly and effectively to benefit both nations.