The Instigator
group2m
Pro (for)
The Contender
CosmoJarvis
Con (against)

building a wall

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/15/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 10 months ago Status: Debating Period
Viewed: 262 times Debate No: 101003
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group2m

Pro

The border wall, or as President Donald Trump refers to as "The Great Wall" has been repeatedly promised to be constructed throughout his election. President Trump desires to build the wall to not only prevent illegal immigration, but to provide security and protection for the United States. Since 1980 to 2010 the number of immigrants crossing into the United States has raised approximately 10 million, and the United States has reached an all-time high of 12,000,000 illegal immigrants. We believe the wall should be built. Building a wall will strengthen our economy by bringing jobs to border protection and construction. Not only will it strengthen the economy, but it will also decrease the number of undocumented citizens crossing into the U.S. "The desire to establish clear sovereign authority over the states territory is the first factor that underlies the construction of a border barrier." (Reece Jones "Why Build a Border Wall?" nacla.org) The wall will clearly identify which land is rightfully ours. It"d be in the United States best interest to construct the wall.
CosmoJarvis

Con

My opponent argues that America should construct a wall along the United States-Mexican border, claiming that "the United States has reached an all-time high of 12,000,000 illegal immigrants."

Firstly, my opponent fails to provide any links or specific citations to any source to support his claim. According to the Pew Research Center, in 2014, there were around 11.7 million immigrants from Mexico living in the U.S. Only around half of them were in the country illegally, which would be an approximate 5.85 million (S1). And since then, the number of illegal immigrants from Mexico has been declining. Additionally, while many political leaders such as Donald Trump have argued that we're facing an "unprecedented immigration crisis," there are actually more Mexican immigrants leaving America than coming to America. From 2009 to 2014, there was a net loss of 140,000 Mexican immigrants in America. This situation is overblown; there is no need to use taxpayer money to resolve a nonexistent crisis.

Sources:
S1) http://www.pewresearch.org...

S2) http://www.pewhispanic.org...
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Posted by CosmoJarvis 10 months ago
CosmoJarvis
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Posted by What50 10 months ago
What50
Build the wall and separate both the Blacks and the illegal immigrants.
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