Tuesday, February 21, 2017

An Outcome of Trump Building the Border Wall

Map of Tohono O'odham Nation Reservation, Papago, AZSummary: President Trump signed his executive order to build the wall separating the US from Mexico. Whether he is aware of this or not, there is a Tohono O'odham tribe who has a reservation 62 miles of the border where Trump wants to build this border wall. The tribe has survived cleaving of their land for more than 150 years and the 62 miles worth of land belongs to them. The wall would split their tribe's traditional land in the US and Mexico. The wall is also going to threaten the ancestral connection that has not been terminated by even barriers, gates, cameras and Border Patrol agents that had become part of the landscape.


News Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/us/border-wall-tribe.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fus&action=click&contentCollection=us&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront 

Connection: This relates to our current president, Donald Trump, and his promise to build a wall during the election that would separate the US from Mexico. Also relates to the reservation owned by the Tohono O'odham tribe for more than 150 years.

Discussion Questions:
1) How would you react if you and your whole community were going to be separated by a wall?
    Chairman of the tribe asks: "If someone came into your house and built a wall in your living room,     tell me, how would you feel about that?" (Add your opinion on his question)
2) Do you think the border wall being built is more beneficial or non-beneficial towards our country?

12 comments:

  1. I would react with high negativity towards having to be split through by a wall. I also would believe that through the end of the wall many people, not only me, would not appreciate having a wall separating one site from another. Especially through families, separation would be devastating as well as not being able to pass through the wall. I believe that it is not beneficial because it would not help the communities that are getting separated through the wall. Although some might see it as helpful for protection, however, there are many who will be torn apart through through this wall.

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  2. I would not like the separation between my community because we have been together for a long time, and some new person , Trump, is just going to split us up. I think the wall is a waste of time and money.

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  3. In Trump's opinion, the wall will be beneficial because it will not allow illegal immigrants to enter the U.S. In my opinion, the wall will just cause more tension with Mexico and cause more problems. The wall costs $15 billion and so far nobody is willing to pay for it. Trumps wants Mexico to pay for it but why would Mexico pay for something they don't want? White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer explained that the U.S. could easily pay for the wall by imposing a 20% tax on all imports from Mexico. This will probably upset U.S citizens especially to those who don't agree on building the wall. Overall, I believe that the wall will be non-beneficial to our country.

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    1. I agree that it will not be beneficial to our country because he shouldn't keep people out by building a wall and cause tension and separation between Mexico and ourselves.

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  4. the wall would be less beneficial because like michael said that it would create more tension with mexico. I would be mad if someone would just try to build the wall in my community.

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  5. if someone was diving my home i would feel furious. I don't think it is a good thing to go into someone elses home and divide their families. I also don't believe that building the wall is beneficial because its going to separate all the races again. I believe that we should be moving forward but with this wall we are going back into a racist world like it was before.

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  6. I think the wall isn't helpful to the U.S. because it will build up tensions with our border countries. I think its unfair to get rid of someones land without any permission.

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  7. I think the wall isn't going to be beneficial at all. It will not only be a separation but also a loss in support. By building a wall we'd loose the support of Mexico and ultimately any other country that is against the border

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  8. If my community were to be separated by a wall, I would be exremely angered. This is a temporary solution because people will always find a way out. This will cause tension between the president, Mexico and even leaders of other countries. This puts our country in danger of tension.

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  10. If my community was going to be separated I definitely would be angry and feel threatened. I don't agree with Trumps order to build the wall because it will cause hard feelings between the US and Mexico. It will effect our economy and our day to day life. It will effect food companies because we get most of our fruits from Mexico. Like Michael said earlier, it makes no sense for Trump to want Mexico to pay for the wall. Why would Mexico pay for the wall when trump is the one who wants it? it just doesn't make any sense to me. I understand the tribal leaders frustration with his community being separated after everything that tribe has gone through in the last 150 years.

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