Border Wall Prototypes
Trump has been pushing for this damn border wall for almost two years now; even though several news reports say that fewer immigrants are actually coming into the US from Latin America than in years past. But he made a promise to the American people, remember?!
He made a promise to his white, xenophobic base that he was going to do everything in his power to; 1.) keep those “bad hombres” out of the country in order to prevent them from bringing drugs and raping and murdering innocent citizens; (one of his most ridiculous assertions ever); and 2.) have Mexico pay for the fence that would spans thousands of miles along the Southwest (even though a good portion already exists and has for almost a decade).
Because we’ve been preoccupied with other disastrous parts of Trump’s governance; we haven’t realized that there’s a Thursday deadline on the construction of eight specific prototypes for Trump’s discriminatory baby. Right outside of San Diego, there are mock barriers; (half made of concrete, and the other half, not) that are all between 18 to 30 feet high. Apparently, the various components will be used alternatively depending on which side (the Mexican, or the American) they face. Still no word on WHY such a structure is such a top priority for this administration other than the obvious one: bigotry. And I can tell you right now, we won’t see a penny from Enrique Peña Nieto’s government.
Soooo…what’s the deal here, especially since immigration officials don’t even know if it’ll be effective.