The issue of the mexican border

Many of their people are here, this was once part of their country, and they can and they will do the work.

The issue of the mexican border

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Report this Argument Con To begin I thank my opponent for his well thought out and presented arguments. I will simply counter his arguments and present new ones. Additionally I will drop the environmental argument because it is not very important in comparison.

In addition the actual land that it is being built on includes deserts and cities. The deserts primarily present logistical problems. Although it would certainly not be impossible to build in the desert it would certainly be hard considering that there are few to no roads for vehicles carrying construction materials, the heat would make construction slow and workers would be at risk of heat stroke and over exposure.

The presence of cities along the planned construction route also presents problems. Such division would cause problems; for example if the fence were built it would cut through the University of Texas-Brownsville leaving a portion of the campus on the Mexican side.

The fence would even put the District office of Democratic Texas Rep. Ryan Guillen on the Mexican side. As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says in reference to communities straddling the border, "These are communities where you have a border going through them, they are not communities where you have a fence splitting them.

In addition according to the Washington Times "U. I have to concede that the building of the fence would in fact create jobs but I don't believe that fact alone justifies the building of the fence. On top of this is the fact that the unemployed do not all live so close to the border and inarguably the border states are large, making the task of assembling the required work force another difficult feat.

In all if you weigh the effects on the regional economy, regional communities and the sheer expense and difficulties required in building the fence with the employment benefits it might create the fence is wholly unjustified.

Also important to consider is the consequence in Mexico-US relations that will result in the building of the fence. They are against the spirit of co-operation that is needed to guarantee security on the common border" and are "A partial measure that is exclusively focused on security does not deal with reality and represents a political answer rather than a viable solution.

As already mentioned the building of the fence would have symbolic effects on top of the negative political effects already mentioned. In the United States there exists discrimination and bigotry towards Hispanics, specifically Mexicans, I for example hear people in my school call them "beaners" and "fence jumpers" which is especially disturbing considering they live in New York and probably don't interact very often with Mexican migrants.

For an example of this racism watch the video at the top http: Subsequently I believe that such a fence would become a manifestation of American bigotry and nativism.

The issue of the mexican border

To clarify I am NOT accusing my opponent of being either nativist or racist but I do believe that the fence would be viewed symbolically that way.

Anything that is built to unilaterally keep people out will immediately and inherently convey this. I used the example of the Berlin Wall which was, interestingly enough, used by Mexican President Vicente Fox who called the wall "shameful. Isn't the use of "in" and "out" relative?

While we are keeping them out of our country we are keeping them in Mexico. My opponent also mentioned that the fence would not be so militarized as the Berlin Wall but I do not believe that is the point.

The fence could be defended by tanks, or it could be defended by security guards with little weaponry but the fact still remains that the fence is a symbol of division and isolationism which reflects poorly on the United States.

Summarily I believe that the creation of the fence would greatly hurt our relationship with our southern neighbor and only heighten the tension on the border.

Additionally I believe that in a symbolic sense the fence would become a symbol of American isolationism rather than an honest attempt to stop illegal immigration. For these reasons I think that the building of the fence is ultimately unjustified. Before I conclude my rebuttal I think it is important to mention what I would propose as an alternative.

I agree with my opponent when he says "We need to take action that makes coming legally more appealing and coming illegally more unappealing. The fence presents a unilateral solution that I think is far too damaging to Mexico-US relations.The U.S.-Mexico border.

the increased violence along the U.S.-Mexico border has added to the complexity of these border health issues and calls for examination of the impact of the violence on children residing within the borderland.

Border Issues The border region is home to more than 80 million people in four U.S. and six Mexican states and extends nearly 2, miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean.

Its combined annual GDP is approximately $ trillion and the bulk of U.S.-Mexico trade passes through its many land crossings.

The border region is home to more than 80 million people in four U.S. and six Mexican states and extends nearly 2, miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean.

Its combined annual GDP is approximately $ trillion and the bulk of U.S.-Mexico trade passes through its many land crossings. Nov 18,  · The administration and Congress are currently debating what kinds of investments are needed to secure the U.S.

border with Mexico—an issue that has been folded into a debate on the fate of more than , children who were brought to the United States illegally by their parents. Many different health issues and infectious diseases can cross the U.S.-Mexico border because of the large number of border crossings that occur each year.

CDC, along with the Mexican Secretariat of Health, has launched several projects to address these health issues and increase public health coordination between the United States and Mexico. Oct 22,  · A caravan of an estimated 4, migrants from Central America is continuing its journey through southern Mexico, bound for the US border.

Though US President Donald Trump has condemned the.

US-Mexican Border Issues