How Can A Wall Reduce Illegal Immigration?

A photo of Mexico and US border

President Donald Trump wants to build a “big, beautiful wall” along the rest of the 2,000 miles southern border between the U.S. and Mexico to keep out dangerous, undocumented immigrants, but will a ‘beautiful’ wall be the best way to reduce illegal immigration?

The 2,000 miles wall consists of fences, concrete barricades, gunboats, drones and SUVs. It includes uninhabited desert, major cities and the Grande River.

Back in 2000 my family and I decided to spend some time in San Diego, California while conducting business in Tijuana, Mexico. As our sons grew up speaking English, San Diego was a convenient location at the time.

We were among the many people crossing the border every day. People cross the border for work, school or holidays. But returning to the US was stressful.

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