A wall is a symbol of security. It tells the world that the U.S. is a nation of laws. We are a welcoming nation. We are a nation of legal immigrants. During the last decade we have welcomed over a million legal immigrants each year. But, there is a process and rules to follow. Maybe we can improve that process, but we must have a way to screen people who want to immigrate to the U.S.
President Obama makes fun of Trump’s position on building a wall along our southern border. Does that mean President Obama is against security? I would not claim that, but that is the implication. Obama has a fence around the White House. That is a form of wall, and it is there for security. I would never suggest we tear down that fence, because, like it or not, there is evil in this world.
Mark Zuckerberg is against “the wall”. Is he against security? What about cyber security? Is he against that also? Obviously he is not.
Why does this issue have to be so political? Why can’t we agree that the security of our nation is important? Immigration is a good thing. It is who America is. Being against illegal immigration is not a bad thing.
I wrote a fictional book a couple years ago called “The First Madam President”. In that book one of the problems the President worked on was immigration. She was a democrat, and the republicans controlled the congress. She was against a wall. One of her advisors told her she would never get immigration reform passed if she could not find a way to address “the wall”. She decided the compromise was to offer to build a virtual wall. Instead of building a physical wall she would build a wall using technology. A satellite and the use of drones would provide a virtual wall combined with increased border patrol agents equipped with technology including more cameras to monitor the border. The republicans agreed to her virtual wall idea and a bill passed the congress and was signed by the President.
Solutions are possible. Let’s find a way to solve the illegal immigration problem. Security is a good thing.