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GhostFUA
Con (against)

Building a border wall

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/7/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 months ago Status: Debating Period
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best_debator

Pro

First of all, I think that the wall should exist. Think of it, no more illegal immigrants that we have to waste paying our tax dollars for. Now, it is possible for drug shortages to happen, as most of the drug manufacturers are in Mexico. Those are just a couple of short reasons why we should all pitch in on the idea of building a wall.
GhostFUA

Con

A border wall would not keep immigrants out, would be comically expensive to build, and would be a big middle finger to one of our largest trading partners, Mexico.

Many smaller border walls already exist on the border, and these have proven a failure to keeping both illegal immigrants and drugs out. The fact remains that it would be impossible to patrol the hundreds of miles of empty desert while keeping costs low and actually keeping the immigrants out. Tons of immigrants never even cross the southern border, they just come in on expired visas, and overstay. So even if we could afford the cost of the wall, it would be ineffective.

Building the walls itself would take probably longer than Trump is in office and would be very, VERY expensive. In the billions, if not tens of billions, just to acquire the materials.

Building a wall across our Southern border would greatly incense and offend the Mexican people and government, whose relationship the United States treasures. Mexico buys more US products than any other nation except for Canada*

*https://www.wilsoncenter.org...
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Posted by vi_spex 9 months ago
vi_spex
it should be build, 10 inches from the border.
Posted by lannan13 9 months ago
lannan13
Send me the challenge.
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