Opinion: Inhumane wall being built in New Mexico

Construction+workers+are+adding+border+walls+across+the+south.++A+new+border+wall+built+on+private+property+in+New+Mexico%2C+however%2C+is+causing+new+controversy.
Back to Article
Back to Article

Opinion: Inhumane wall being built in New Mexico

Construction workers are adding border walls across the south.  A new border wall built on private property in New Mexico, however, is causing new controversy.

Construction workers are adding border walls across the south. A new border wall built on private property in New Mexico, however, is causing new controversy.

Tim Tucciarone, Flickr

Construction workers are adding border walls across the south. A new border wall built on private property in New Mexico, however, is causing new controversy.

Tim Tucciarone, Flickr

Tim Tucciarone, Flickr

Construction workers are adding border walls across the south. A new border wall built on private property in New Mexico, however, is causing new controversy.

Samaya Kala, Guest Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Some people’s worst nightmare is starting to become a reality with the newly-constructed border wall in New Mexico.

The 18-foot steel wall is a half mile extended alongside the U.S. Mexico border in New Mexico. Although there are two sides to the debate, I am mortified that this is happening in our world right now and I am not very proud of what my country is doing.

A group that pushes for stricter border control told The New York Times that their goal is to lessen the flow of migrant families trying to gain access into the United States around El Paso, New Mexico.

If this could not get any worse, they have built the wall on private land. Kris Kobach, an immigration adviser to President Trump, told The New York Times, “It really was ridiculous how easy it was to get around the El Paso wall until we built this.”

I believe it should not be this easy. We have to come up with better ways because putting up a wall is an absolutely barbaric way to keep people out of a country for what exact reason?

Kobach said on Fox News that this is their time building on a private area. He said, “This is the first time any private organization has built a portion of the wall on private land. It’s happening right here in the El Paso area, and it’s not just any piece of land.”

Representative Veronica Escobar, an El Paso Democrat, told the New York Times that what is happening is violating their community. She said, “It’s deeply disturbing when outsiders, like Kris Kobach and Steve Bannon, come in and use our community and people as a backdrop to further their racist agenda.”

I find it incredibly sad that what people once thought was a joke, is actually happening. I think there are other ways and solutions that can happen to stop crime and whatever they think the “problem” is besides an 18-foot steel wall.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email