Trump's wall

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I believe that the construction of a physical barrier between nations is in contrast with the spirit of solidarity that should exist between peoples .

Furthermore , in my opinion , this is not the solution to the problem of drug trafficking and illegal immigration .

Although the construction of an extended and fortified wall on the border with Mexico was Trump's major electoral promise , I am convinced that the estimated twenty-five billion for the wall's construction could be better used to pursue the goal of national security by other means .

For example , an alternative strategy could be to strengthen border controls with modern technological tools such as drones or collaborating with Mexico to defeat drug trafficking at its root.

This is my opinion . What's yours?

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  • Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
    02 May 2019

    Hi fulfilled_strategy!

    Welcome to the Hub. Can you explain what you mean by "spirit of solidarity that should exist between peoples"?

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    1. IIS.PNG fulfilled_strategy | Napoleone Colajanni
      Tiff @ the BNC's comment 02 May 2019

      Hi Tiff!
      Thanks for your comment. I know that my vision may seem utopian, but I still believe that people should help each other, that we must break down all cultural , religious and economic barriers and not build new ones. Don't you think too?

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  • Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
    03 May 2019

    Thanks for explaining what you mean! This sounds like a good thing for society. Can you think of barriers that prevent this from happening?

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  • IIS.PNG persistent_studio | Napoleone Colajanni
    03 May 2019

    Hi fulfilled_strategy!

    I completely agree with you. You also talked about this topic, a very important topic nowadays, using direct, clear language and you have expressed everything completely

    Congratulations!

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  • IIS.PNG spectacular_otter | Napoleone Colajanni
    03 May 2019

    Hi Fulfilled strategy!
    I think as you.
    It is not the best solution to build a wall to prevent drug trafficking, it is not right that people in need cannot go to America to seek better living conditions. Do you think Trump will change his mind and will be found an agreement between the two countries?
    Congratulation for your post!

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  • IIS.PNG courageous_fact | Napoleone Colajanni
    03 May 2019

    In my opinion to use the funds for the construction of the wall for drones is a very good idea, because of the United States are among the most up-to-date in the world of technology.

    What do you think?

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      courageous_fact's comment 03 May 2019

      How would they use the drones?

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      1. St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg courageous_crab | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 03 May 2019

        Hi Tiff

        I think they would use the drones to keep an eye on people.To make sure they dont trie and get into the !!!!US!!!!!

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  • IIS.PNG fulfilled_strategy | Napoleone Colajanni
    03 May 2019

    I think building a wall means setting a limit and a division between its different parts.
    To avoid this separation, it would be appropriate to focus attention on how to make the two countries more cohesive to tackle problems diplomatically.
    Instead of building barriers, this amount of money could be spent to build meeting places for young people of different ethnic groups, to fight environmental problems and to improve the living conditions of both countries.
    The only barriers that should be built are bridges or means of transport that connect the two areas.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg free_panda_bear | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C
    03 May 2019

    I my opinion ,a physical barrier between two areas could stop the use of toys for all ages like drones even though drones may be used to spy on a military guarded area and little toys .Also this may create emotional barriers between people and if there is a drought on one side of the barrier a large population could die if the other do not agree to share.Instead of building barriers, this amount of money could be spent to build meeting places for young people of different ethnic groups, to fight environmental problems and to improve the living conditions of both countries.
    The only barriers that should be built are bridges or means of transport that connect the two areas

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      free_panda_bear's comment 03 May 2019

      Is it reasonable to not have some restrictions on migration?

      What would happen if millions of people decided they wanted to move to one particular country? What pressures might that put the country under?

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      1. IIS.PNG fulfilled_strategy | Napoleone Colajanni
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 05 May 2019

        In my opinion, there must be requirements for immigrating to another country , but I think bureaucracy should be faster and more efficient to examine foreigners' applications and wait times be shorter. Furthermore, family reunification should be favored. It's really terrible to have to move away from loved ones to look for a better life.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg happy_maths | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C
    03 May 2019

    In my opinion I recon that Trump shouldn't wasted millions of money on a fence that blocks out the Mexicans . Also the fence could easily be broken by anything , you would be able to kick it down. I also think that if Trump is going to build a wall I would make it more strong and sturdy.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg buzzing_wilddog | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C
    03 May 2019

    I don't think Mr Trump should be making the suggestion to build a wall between mexico, for example it may stop family's who live on the other side of the wall to communicate and see each other. In my opinion, Trump would of wasted tons of billions of dollars on building a wall that shouldn't be there, people may feel panicked because if they don't work then they have no money and if they have no money then they can't buy food and clothes for them and there kids.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      buzzing_wilddog's comment 03 May 2019

      Would a wall or border stop people seeing each other? Lots of people have family in a different country and they need to go through official borders to speak to them.

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    2. Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg terrific_lobster | Morley Newlands Academy
      buzzing_wilddog's comment 10 May 2019

      Trump,who isn't a fair president,is blocking out Mexicans.He isn't the greatest president ever (Obama is the best president ever) but it is his choices

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      1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
        terrific_lobster's comment 13 May 2019

        Can you give evidence to show Trump isn't a 'fair' president?

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      2. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
        terrific_lobster's comment 13 May 2019

        Can you give evidence to show Trump isn't a 'fair' president?

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg ineffable_seagull | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C
    03 May 2019

    I agree with you because it helps people to have a easier life and not to be stressed out and that religious areas should remain the same and that it guards the US & Mexico properly.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg clever_truth | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C
    03 May 2019

    Trump should not build this wall especily if he isnt paying for it!

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg assured_blueberry | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C
    03 May 2019

    in my opinion they shod not build a wall in schools because if people do not were school clothes they feel part of the family, and walls can sometimes divide people up and people become lonely

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg steady_moth | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C
    03 May 2019

    I think that they should not build the wall because people who have family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 will not be able to see them 😢and they can lose there job and they will not have money💰 to pay the house bills. Also if they do not pay their house bills they could become homeless on the streets in Mexico and United States of America all the bad people i think they should not but like. Tiff said they can use remotes for the drones so we can see who is coming in and who is coming out of the countries then we can see what they are also doing in the countries. ✔

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      steady_moth's comment 03 May 2019

      Would a wall or border stop people seeing each other? Lots of people have family in a different country and they need to go through official borders to speak to them.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg proactive_piccolo | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    03 May 2019

    Hi fulfilled strategy,
    It's proactive piccolo and accomplished chameleon here,

    Accomplished chameleon first,
    I agree with what your saying as there are many other issues that Donald Trump can fix with the money instead of using the money on the wall. As using the money for the wall which can easily be climbed over with a ladder and it can be easy to dig under with a shovel. Instead of building the wall, the money could be used to fix these crucial problems like drug dealing and global warming (an issue which Donald Trump is ignoring). If he really wanted to stop drug dealing why not use some of the money to monitor the drug addiction of some people.

    Now proactive piccolo,
    I strongly agree with accomplished chameleon. Donald Trump could spend money on helpful things like fixing global warming because America contributes about 2% of the rise in global worming in 2018. They could also work with Mexico to stop drug dealing at the start. He could also used the money to put up defences like surveillance drones, as you said, and armed guards to protect from drug dealers. This would be more effective than a big metal fence. Also, people of Mexico might be upset because they might not be able to get to work or go to see family. Supporters of Mr Trump may be happy because they have the wall that was promised.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg reasoning_lemon | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C
    03 May 2019

    I think that trump shouldn't build a wall because what happens if no one can see there family any more and if they live in a different country then you live in another country you cant see each other and it'll be really sad. Don't you think the same?

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg skillful_conversation | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C
    03 May 2019

    Hello fulfilled_strategy,
    I personally I also agree with you for this is not the right way to secure the US & Mexico border , for the wall is a waste of money.
    I also agree with the plan that the US should join up with Mexico to defeat drug trafficking together.
    Also you are correct that the US have drones and other technological equipment to secure the border.

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  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg stellar_guitar | Millbank Academy A
    04 May 2019

    I think that you make a strong point. I have paid close attention to this post. I agree that you can use drones and maybe some advanced technology.

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  • IIS.PNG fulfilled_strategy | Napoleone Colajanni
    05 May 2019

    On the issue of drones, I think it could create an operations center that collects and analyzes the data provided by drones positioned along the border and so coordinate any interventions by the border police.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg busy_song | Michael Faraday School
    05 May 2019

    In my opinion, I strongly believe that building a wall does not potentially stop anything bad from coming since it cannot stop drug trafficking (as you have mentioned) because they come from importing custom goods areas and also, the Mexicans now will find alternative ways to settle in the USA.

    I can understand why Donald Trump wants to build a wall –to keep the Mexicans out of the border since the American resources and facilities might be overused and the economy could worsen- however, he is using the taxpayers’ money and now emergency services, which I believe should not be acceptable. I would be satisfied if he put the effort to help spend his wall and build it however; he is taking the advantage of the American’s money, the emergency services, to construct his wall. What if the Americans suddenly went into a real emergency and the money was not there? It could badly affect USA overall and would be a much bigger trouble than Mexican migrants crossing the border. Moreover, there is another reason, which he is going to build his wall was, that he already promised to the public before he became president that he is going to build that wall. Now, if he does not build the wall, he may get ashamed since he has not fulfilled his promise to his supporters.

    I also believe that he should not build the wall and block the country since it is changing its amazing history of how it was once a friendly area, taking migrants all over the world. From 1892-1954, Ellis Island was an extremely busy area inspecting migrants around the world and many of them have settled after many generations. People came from Ireland, Britain, Africa, and Asia in search of jobs and places to stay and many migrants were granted permission to stay. Now, Trump is building this massive wall to make America a desolate country hidden by walls, an unwelcoming area and the Americans will become like prisoners inside the wall.

    Maybe, Donald Trump could attempt alternative solutions for this big problem without having to use lots of money. He could instead try to stop Mexicans using technology (as you have said) like drones and satellites. If the Mexicans really want to go, a small group of them can stay in America for a short amount of time so he can still have the same amount of security however, the same amount of friendliness shown to Mexico, not an isolated country restricted by walls.

    I believe instead of making a wall, if both countries invest more money to generate wealth in that area, both countries can become equally rich and the migrant crisis will gradually disappear. Also, both countries together can make a permanent solution to stop drug trafficking rather than building a wall and can makes a permanent solution to the drug crisis.

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  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg positive_swan | Morley Newlands Academy
    08 May 2019

    in my opinion, Donald Trump should not build a wall between mexico and america because to me it is just wasting money and sooner or later if Donald Trump uses america's hard earned money it will become a poorer country.

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  • Dante Alighieri.PNG romantic_cookie | Dante Alighieri
    09 May 2019

    in my opinion, Trump built a needless wall to separate Mexico and USA, and USA spent much money for this wal

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  • Dante Alighieri.PNG responsible_pigeon | Dante Alighieri
    09 May 2019

    Trump's wall is not a good idea for me. Trump spent a lot of money on this wall and blocked the transition from one country to another. It isnt corect because people have to go not only to work, but also to visit their family members.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      responsible_pigeon's comment 09 May 2019

      Some people are worried about the number of people crossing the border to try and live in America. They think it will put a strain on the resources America has. What do you think about this?

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  • Dante Alighieri.PNG amusing_cricket | Dante Alighieri
    09 May 2019

    In my opinion Trump's wall is exaggerated for this situation. They can add more checks on the Mexican border.

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    1. St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg clever_truth | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C
      amusing_cricket's comment 10 May 2019

      why do you think this? Although i do agree maybe he should get a chance to prove himself to the world.

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  • Dante Alighieri.PNG enchanted_power | Dante Alighieri
    09 May 2019

    In my opinion, the building of this wall, wasn't necessary. Yeah, i can understand why Trump wanted to build it, but, it seems a little much to build an entire wall!

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  • Dante Alighieri.PNG peaceful_world | Dante Alighieri
    09 May 2019

    Immigrants arrive in Italy with a rubber boat crossing the Mediterranean Sea my opinion is
    that we should let them in because we are all the same.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg clever_truth | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C
    10 May 2019

    trump shouldn't build the wall so people should fight for justice to stop the wall from being built.

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  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg eager_photograph | Morley Newlands Academy
    10 May 2019

    Yes I agree because a wall is not going to stop anyone from coming in!

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    1. Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg tidy_drawing | Morley Newlands Academy
      eager_photograph's comment 10 May 2019

      also people can find other ways to get in

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  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg storytelling_piccolo | Morley Newlands Academy
    10 May 2019

    I agree with you 100% there should be a wall between the two nations but the money they would pay for it ridiculous.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      storytelling_piccolo's comment 10 May 2019

      Can you give reasons for why a wall is important?

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg lively_reindeer | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C
    10 May 2019

    people should be allowed to go were ever they want because if they wasn't able to go to there family if they lived in the UK and the and there family members and they can't see them .

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg curious_squirrel | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C
    10 May 2019

    If Trump is trying to keep peace to Mexico and the US, he doesn't build up barriers he's supposed to break them and build bridges.

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    1. St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg clever_truth | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C
      curious_squirrel's comment 17 May 2019

      ok I understand and I do agree freedom of movement is a human right and Trump
      should respect that.

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  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_armadillo | Morley Newlands Academy
    10 May 2019

    He shouldn't build the wall because it's a waste of money and he's only allowed a fence so he won't come out with what he wants so whats the point .

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  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg wonderful_science | Morley Newlands Academy
    10 May 2019

    In my opinion i think he should have the wall to stop people with drugs getting into his country. On the other hand the wall is a waist of money because people might never be able to see there family.

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  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg broadminded_honeydew | Morley Newlands Academy
    10 May 2019

    I agree Trump shouldn't build the wall because people could just smuggle the drugs in multiple over ways and it just costs too much money.

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  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg respectful_grape | Morley Newlands Academy
    10 May 2019

    Trump shouldn't be putting up the wall because they are splitting up families from diffrent country and people viserting there cusens or friends.

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  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_armadillo | Morley Newlands Academy
    10 May 2019

    However he also should build a wall as it's a danger to the Americans if Mexicans bring dangerous stuff in to the country!

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  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg prodigious_guineapig | Morley Newlands Academy
    10 May 2019

    I think theres no point because hes wasting loads of money and hes not even getting what he wants eney way

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  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg tidy_drawing | Morley Newlands Academy
    10 May 2019

    donanld trumps wall is not fare

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  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_armadillo | Morley Newlands Academy
    10 May 2019

    this is because it can lead to attaks and other bits of chaos

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  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg shining_seahorse | Morley Newlands Academy
    13 May 2019

    I do not really agree with you but i do in a way. I do not agree with you because what if someone from mexico and someone from america are family and they are really close like mum and daughter or best friends and what if they were giving money to help that country.

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  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg plucky_tsunami | Morley Newlands Academy
    24 May 2019

    I think he should not build a wall because people have the right to do what they want. People should be able to live in a country if they want to live there. By making a wall, they will not get as much money as they will do without a wall. By saying this, I mean that when people come to live in a country, those people will pay that country money to live there. As well as this, they are paying a lot of money for a wall that gives the Mexicans no freedom of moving. It is unfair that he is trying to make the Mexicans pay some of the money for it when it was his idea and they did not even want to build the wall.

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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg quiet_horse | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    27 May 2019

    In my opinion I think a wall doesn’t do much to protect people. It might even make the people on the other side more angry and want to tear the country down. I understood why Trump decided to make the wall. Everyone has been saying how Trump is not making the right decision or doing something wrong, but what some people are not seeing is the fact that Donald Trump is a human like everyone else. We can’t treat him bad because of his decisions. We can never change someone’s mind because it is their decision but we can advise them. Being a president of a large country can be difficult. Our own PM resigned because of the hardship in Brexit. He may make wrong decisions here and their but know that he is doing this, not for the sake of him, but for the sake of his country.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      quiet_horse's comment 28 May 2019

      Do you think 'we can never change someone’s mind?' Can you think of a time when you have changed your mind about something?

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      1. Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg quiet_horse | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 28 May 2019

        If someone changed my mind, they advised me on the right thing to do so that's something that you can do to change someone's mind. So I guess in some ways you can but you will have to do something else such as:
        Advising
        Manipulating
        Controlling
        Possessing...
        You will also need to e very persuasive.
        We can change someone's mind by agreeing with them. With human beings, pressure always creates resistance, so your first step is always to get on the same side of the table. This doesn't mean that you abandon your position, but it does mean that must you express support for whatever truths you can find in the other person's decisions and opinions.
        After agreeing with them, you should know why they want that instead of your decision. After that, compare your decision to theirs and show how it is better. Donald Trump may have a lot on his plate but I don't think he totally understands the problem he is creating.

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