Friday, September 2, 2016



          As Donald Trump calls for wall, smugglers dig tunnels           underground.



http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/us/us-mexico-border-wall-tunnels.html?_r=0


Summary: In 1990, the first underground tunnel was located in Arizona. These tunnels are used to smuggle narcotics into America. Ever since this time, hundreds of more have been located. Maybe to be future president Donald Trump built his campaign around building a wall across the boarder. Although this sounds pleasing, it will simply push smugglers even deeper under ground.  He states we will have underground sensors and technology to stop this, but no such technology has been invented yet.

Connection: This connects to our immigration unit because these tunnels can also be used to get people into the country that are illegals.

Do you think building a wall is a good idea? Why do you think Donald Trump built his campaign around this idea?

28 comments:

  1. No, I don't think building a wall is a good idea because it may just cause more tension with these smugglers. There is a chance that it might drive them to want to smuggle more narcotics into America. I think Donald Trump's idea was to keep America safe by building a wall, however, it just might increase the smuggler's urge to break laws and act out illegally.

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  2. I believe that building a wall is a ridiculous idea. It would end up causing the US too many resources, and even if it was successful, smugglers can still find other ways of sneaking across the border, such as by traveling underground. Also, how would legal immigrants cross over the border? I believe Trump built his campaign around this idea in order to reduce the amount of illegal immigrants; however, this simply is too resource-costly and ineffective in keeping illegal immigrants out.

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  3. I agree with both of them because it is a dumb idea to build a wall because people can still come in through different ways.

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  4. I don't like the idea of Trump building a wall. Especially if its going to encourage more people to break the laws. People would also do it more if they knew that the U.S. didn't have technology to stop people from going underground. This is a bad idea because drug smugglers can now feel more confident that they can cross over without facing a punishment.

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  5. Building a wall isn't going to do anything because people always find a way to get over here. This wall is just going to cause problems.

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  6. I agree with Paco and the idea of how a wall isn't going to prevent illegal immigration. People still will come over these obstacles with other ways of getting over the border. Deporting immigrants isn't gonna help either, because there are still many that aren't registered yet. Trump's entire campaign fueled by this insane promise to build a wall isn't a good idea and most likely not to come true.

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  7. the wall is useless because people always find away to cross the border

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  8. After reading all of this, it strikes me that no one has mentioned some other reasons to why he is using the wall in his campaign. He has been gaining a lot of attention throughout the US but most recently he has met up with the Mexican President and made it seem as if they got along. Yet when someone mentions the wall preventing the amount of drugs coming into the US we also have to realize that Mexico isn't the only source in which drugs come through.

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  9. Building the wall is a terrible idea because people need to come here to provide for their family

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  10. building a wall is not helpful its spending alot of money which doesn't help anyone. And immigrants always find a way to sneak through, its useless.

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  11. building a wall it's seriously not going to help at all. people always look for ways and end up here in the united states. it won't make a difference to do that.

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  12. I believe that building that wall wont be a god idea because he is racist to the Mexicans and Muslims, but think about the other immigrants coming to this country. Why not stop them too, might as well right? Trump is foolish because Mexico isnt and hasnt been the only one supplying the US with drugs, Remember Pablo Escobar the biggest drug king in the world, he was supplying the US too, and cocaine still comes from Columbia and immigrants also come from other country. Stop one you stop all or dont stop nothing at all.

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    1. I agree with Imanol because there's other immigrants that come from all over country's. It seems like Donald Trump is trying to single out Mexicans just because of his plan with the wall and also mexico hasn't been the one supplying drug to the US.

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    3. I agree with both Imanol and Donaven. There is no point in building a wall to stop mexicans from coming to the U.S. when people will always find a way to come here, and as for drug wise drugs come from anywhere and as long as it's still being consumed here in the U.S. drug cartels will always find a way to smuggle drugs, even if its by corrupting U.S. forces. All Donald Trump will do by building a wall is waste money that could be used for something useful, and he will just piss of Mexicans because he is targeting that specific race.

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    4. I beleive that Imanol is right because you can't narrow down where drugs come from or why things happen just because Trump is a racist. Because of this accusation, manyh people beleive that it is all Mexican immigrants doing so. But that's just not the case. Building this wall will probably stop what he thinks all Mexicans are doing, but won't change anything about the many OTHER countries that have done so.

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  13. I think that building a wall will be a complete waste of time. Instead of doing something pointless, they should be doing something that actually matters (like finding people who have escaped from prison, doing something about people who have committed serious crimes, etc. A wall will be a complete waste of time and money. The money could be being spent on more important things. If Trump does happen to build the wall, I highly doubt it will stop anyone from getting over it. There are ways around it, and people will go to high measures to get want they want. Whether it's to be with their families, or to get a job to be able to support their family. To conclude, I think building the wall is a terrible idea, and a waste of time.

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  14. I think that building a wall will be a complete waste of time. Instead of doing something pointless, they should be doing something that actually matters (like finding people who have escaped from prison, doing something about people who have committed serious crimes, etc. A wall will be a complete waste of time and money. The money could be being spent on more important things. If Trump does happen to build the wall, I highly doubt it will stop anyone from getting over it. There are ways around it, and people will go to high measures to get want they want. Whether it's to be with their families, or to get a job to be able to support their family. To conclude, I think building the wall is a terrible idea, and a waste of time.

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  15. Honestly the plans of a wall being built for America's safety is just ridiculous. Why should Trump take an action like this one and in the process, punish people who haven't done anything wrong by blocking them off from the U.S.? If anything, the wall would worsen the situation because not only will it provoke people to break more laws, it would just cause unnecessary tension between Mexico and the U.S.

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  16. I don't think building the wall is a good idea, because it is a huge waste of resources that could be used to help public education and other good government funded projects. Also the building a wall will not make the US safer, it actually might make other countries more upset at the US. I think Trump built his campaign around this, because he can easily sway the uneducated Americans that a wall will help and make their lives easier/better. Trump wants to use the uneducated Americans to keep illegal immigrants out.

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  17. I don't think building the wall is a good idea, because it is a huge waste of resources that could be used to help public education and other good government funded projects. Also the building a wall will not make the US safer, it actually might make other countries more upset at the US. I think Trump built his campaign around this, because he can easily sway the uneducated Americans that a wall will help and make their lives easier/better. Trump wants to use the uneducated Americans to keep illegal immigrants out.

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    1. I agree with you on everything you said, Donald Trump may be using his idea of the wall to steal an easy vote from the uneducated americans who actually have no clue where the drugs are coming from. Even if the wall were to be built, the cartel and other strong organized drug sources will still find a way into the U.S due to the amount of power they have. Look at El Chapos escapes, these were very advanced escapes for one person, imagine what they would do to keep the money flow

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    2. I agree with you on everything you said, Donald Trump may be using his idea of the wall to steal an easy vote from the uneducated americans who actually have no clue where the drugs are coming from. Even if the wall were to be built, the cartel and other strong organized drug sources will still find a way into the U.S due to the amount of power they have. Look at El Chapos escapes, these were very advanced escapes for one person, imagine what they would do to keep the money flow

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  18. I believe that this wall isn't a good idea either, because its a waste of resources when the smugglers eventually find a way around it. The wall won't stop the user ground tunnels. I believe Trump didn't think the whole thing through because the educated people notice the flaws but it did draw attention into his side of the campaign. Now Hilary is agreeing we need change but not it that way. Trump defentily has haters and lovers. I wall does a lot of negative thing and only a few positive things.

    Amanda Lovell

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  19. I don't believe building a wall is a good idea either. Building a wall to try and keep out these immigrants doesn't solve anything, if these immigrants really wanted to come over to America, then they'd find a way. It also doesn't make a good reputation of America, having a wall built up to block out these immigrants. I think Trump built his campaign on this idea, because although this is a problem that needs to be solved, that's not the right resolution people are looking for.

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  20. i believe that there has been under ground tunnels even before Donald Trump wanted to build a wall. It is just more of a big deal because that would be there only option to get stuff here. Thats how they get people from Mexico here and also the way they drugs across. They have found lots of tunnels from Mexico especially to the US but now like i mentioned it is just the last resort for the cartel or even just drug traffickers to what they want here.

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  21. I believe that building a wall will make no difference. If smugglers had gotten accross the border in the past, building a wall will not help stop smugglers, they'll continue doing what they do.

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  22. I agree with Rajiv that building a wall will make no difference but, it may cause more tension with the smugglers just as Julianna said. I think Donald Trump built his campaign around this idea to decrease the number of drug traffickers in the US but to try and encourage those who aren't well educated to vote for him.

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