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Last updated on: 4/26/2017 8:37:17 AM PST

Should the United States Continue to Build a Fence or Wall along the US/Mexico Border?

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  • +16 +26 -10 HC May. 10, 2017
    "Immigration in to the United states is illegal. The fact of the matter is you cant just walk into a country and call it your home without any background checks and security checks. How would you like it if a stranger walked into your home and called it his and refused to leave and you can't do anything about it. The people who try to get around the wall will be caught by border patrol and the immigrants who fly are legal. I'm all for immigration as long as it's legal and the criminals aren't just walking into our country."
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    • +2 +2 0 K Marie May. 20, 2017
      "Immigration is not illegal. There are legal ways to immigrate."
    • 0 0 0 Alex May. 30, 2017
      "The fact of the matter is you cant just walk into a country and call it your home without any background checks but you can buy a gun without any background checks!"
    • -1 0 -1 duehuehwe Jun. 1, 2017
      "well have you ever thought that there is a reason people cross over stupid its because life in mexico is hard with barely any jobs and little pay its for a better life! YOU TRY LIVING IN MEXICO!"
  • +12 +64 -52 277 May. 9, 2014
    "Mexicans should be allowed in america"
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    • +4 +8 -4 anonymous narhwal Apr. 4, 2017
      "they're allowed in America but they have to come legally"
  • +7 +96 -89 Nichole Jun. 6, 2012
    "As in matter of fact I think there should be a border fence. I had done a research paper for my English class and found many suitable reasons on why there should be a Border Fence. Any-whom i don't want to be racist to my fellow pears or to my backgrounds. Some Mexican families here in the U.S have a good intention of being successful here. My parents came from Michoacan, Mexico but came to the United States when they were teenagers, both of them now have stabled jobs that pay them well and both are U.S citizens. My parents have us to make an important role in our lives. We are glad to be from a Mexican culture and proud of being American citizens and we want what is best for our Country."
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    • +5 +7 -2 Evann M. Apr. 6, 2016
      "okay i was born in California and my mom was born in morelos Mexico she came when she was nine she is an american citizen i am proud of being of Mexican heritage and proud of being part of the United States of America.But what you say makes no sense there is already a wall but it dose not work and building a wall will not be good for our country due to the fact that it will increase tensions between our own people and our countrymen as well, and if there is sufficient provocation there could be a war between your supposed loving culture and your great country then how was that wall good for your country when after a war it stands there in ruins, next to the ruins of both countries as a testament to the cruelty it stands for, and after that can you still tell me it is good for this country that will lose so much for so little"
  • +3 +10 -7 Jackson May. 18, 2017
    "Yes, Border Control is sometimes what separates the 1st world countries from the 3rd world countries. America should not just let people come in who have no right to live here without a citizenship."
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  • +3 +43 -40 dat boi Feb. 2, 2017
    "Build a wall!"
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  • +2 +17 -15 Dale Dec. 17, 2015
    "border fence built by illegals for a pathway to citizenship. since we're housing, feeding, and medical care provided we can also pay for labor and collect taxes. background checks could be done while while working on fences. its a win win situation, since we're paying for anyway."
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  • +2 +38 -36 wingman Dec. 5, 2012
    "I think they need a need a D.M.Z like the one in korea. It work well for its intented purpose, and only 2 known people have made it across illegaly. I have also seen the other side and lived it so i know what it's like. The sad thing to me is when an employer takes illegal immigrants and hire's them instead of an american for what ever reason. That leaves other americans without a job and leaves them dead in the water so to speak. It is not inhumain to put up a wall its in humain to leave fellow Americans in the slums."
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    • +1 +1 0 Jace May. 1, 2017
      "So go all Communist Dictator is what you're saying? Really? I feel sad for America and the world."
  • +1 +10 -9 IDK May. 15, 2017
    "America is not trying to be offensive by building the wall. It's for the defense of our country, is all. We've had some terrible things happen by letting illegal immigrants here. We dont want that to keep happening."
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  • +1 +10 -9 Alex Apr. 26, 2017
    "People say "No you can't build a wall because they will still immigrate" an example of how stupid that is would be; let's stop fighting against drunk drivers because there will always be drunk drivers. This is one of the few steps to stopping immigration. The wall will stop many people crossing on land by foot, and then we can have more border patrol watching and searching for underground tunnels and shutting them down"
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  • +1 +15 -14 Will Jan. 23, 2017
    "I'm not meaning to bash anyone but I've seen a lot of useless points in the con section. If your a hard working american citizen you know what its like to see the great country your grandpa and father talk about go to crap. In the last 15 or so years our country has been on a fast dangerous downward spiral. The most recent being The Black Lives Matter movement, It has very little legitimacy its a huge excuse for thugs to run the streets disrespect out laws and law enforcement causing havoc destroying state property and harming Law enforcement. The country is split between building a wall and not many people complain that they will just go around and what not But news flash that is the hole point of a wall. Others saying its like the Berlin wall, Witch again news flash its not anything like that we are not dividing our country in half we are protecting our country from illegal aliens and helping our economy grow. By grow i mean empowering small businesses to help build and design the wall. Our country was once the best at building things and having a rich land with a High GDP and people buying things all the time not just things they needed but wanted. America needs a change and a big one at that."
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  • 0 +62 -62 julio p Mar. 1, 2013
    "i dont know why the united states dont let mexican cross the border.. most of them just come to work hard.."
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    • +1 +1 0 Reply person Oct. 30, 2017
      "yes and that is recognized, but America is hung up on the few that do create havoc and destruction to our community. Plus, American taxpayers are basically paying for them."
  • 0 +43 -43 The American Plan Apr. 22, 2012
    "Yes build a fence and militarize it with new soldiers to train catching illegals after they get out off boot camp because they are going to be practicing missions and other excersises so why not get better practice and kill two birds with one sones. They would be doing similar drills anyway."
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    • +3 +4 -1 Mike Jun. 4, 2012
      "This is a great idea building a fence and militarize it. By doing so you will be able to train new military personel who would be doing more trainiing anyways after basic and that costs millions of dollars to do and you are saving money on no longer having to spend millions on the border patrol by combining them."
  • -1 +14 -15 michael van buskirk Feb. 15, 2017
    "it would let the legal american citizens or green card holders keep and make more jobs and until the illegal immigration stops i will not stop commenting on this page."
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    • 0 0 0 Mayra Quintana May. 31, 2017
      "How is that going to help? hahahhahha"
  • -1 +18 -19 Isabel S. L......... Oct. 13, 2014
    "A fence along the US Mexico Border was a good solution to illegal immigration because if we were to have it open, anyone could just walk into America and if they did a crime, the FBI wouldn't have the right information on tracking the people. I wouldn't feel safe knowing that even know everyone is possible of doing crimes, though people should be caught for their actions. People want to live a better life in America. The illegal immigrants shouldn't come in if they don't have real info. it could put anyone in a bad situation, not only that but, different diseases spread throughout America because of Immigrants whether they're legal or not thousands maybe even millions of people will get worse because of this. Can you imagine seeing your parents dying in front of you because of such a problem? This is why it's good to have the wall. America might've not kept out 11 million people yet, there are millions of other who could've made America worse.... I'm not saying immigrants are the reason why everyone is sick though, we need to keep citizens safe!"
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  • -2 0 -2 Wobbles Oct. 28, 2017
    "Yes, in fact the U.S. should build a wall up both their east and west coasts and along the Canadian border. At this point, containment of the virus called "'merica" seems the most promising solution to the plight of the world."
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  • -2 +2 -4 Vliegende Hollander Jul. 9, 2017
    "The wall works! China built one. There are no Mexicans in China!! Ha!"
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  • -2 +1 -3 Steven Jun. 19, 2017
    ""I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in. And I do think you have to control your borders." -- Hillary Clinton

    Barrack Obama:
    Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
    Stated Reform must include more border security, and border wall. (Sep 2007)

    Seems obvious to me that both sides of the aisle are for the border when it is politically possible. Unfortunately when they can make a their "enemy" look bad, they would rather do that than protect our country. A country's safety & sovereignty is partially maintained by control of its borders."
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  • -2 +1 -3 Ryan May. 31, 2017
    "BOI. You need to one, look what section your in and two, why let them in all they do is take up space be the messiest people alive and corrupt our entire country like Obama did."
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  • -2 +4 -6 Billy Bob May. 16, 2017
    "I am all for the wall. Immigrants get away with to much costing this wonderful country to much money. It's time to buckle down and fight back."
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    • 0 0 0 Same May. 17, 2017
      "I agree"
  • -2 +19 -21 Rob Apr. 3, 2017
    "walls are good"
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    • 0 0 0 Too Bad Nov. 16, 2017
  • -2 +13 -15 anonymous narwhal Mar. 23, 2017
    "we should build a fence because a wall is a little too extreme and would also cost way too much. we need to build this FENCE because we need illegal immigrants and criminals to stay out of the country (anyone who is already here and has not committed any crimes should be given citizenship)"
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    • +2 +2 0 anonymous narwhal Apr. 4, 2017
      "correction: not given citizenship exactly. they should have to work as hard as people who come legally"
  • -2 +13 -15 Blair Feb. 1, 2017
    "although the wall is a great idea but instead to cost way less money than building a fence just put all the gators we catch down here in south louisiana in the rio grade river to stop the illegals from crossing the border."
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  • -2 +32 -34 Nathan Apr. 12, 2012
    "Yes but it is a bit outlandish to build another "Greatwall" to keep out illegal immigrants. It would help but without being patrolled and maintained it would be little more than a bump for illegal immigrants. A series of barracks holding 25 men or less in intervals of 50 miles for patrols might help with a prison where the would be held and then detained back to Mexico but the cost would more than double also more manpower would be needed ask if the risks (the price and hostility with Mexico.) are worth the benefits (keeping out cartels, terrorists and of course illegal immigrants)?"
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  • -3 +1 -4 Betty Sep. 17, 2017
    "A Concrete Wall or a Steel Beam Fence has to be SECURE enough to control the BOARDER. There is an even better way to STOP them from crossing the BOARDER, it is called a WATER TRAP with a STEEL BEAM in the MIDDLE. The Water Beam should be can be built from end to end and length with a concrete TOWERS with MEGA Scoops for the BOARDER Security. The steel Beam that is in the middle part of the water should have an ELECTRIC shocker attachments with a WARNING SIGNS. This ILLEGAL ENTRY has got to STOP, American Citizens have suffered enough. When they start DEPORTING, all the DACA and So Called Dreamers shall be included. It is about America not Illegal Immigrants, their Dreams are no more important than the Dreams of HARD WORKING AMERICAN citizens. The American Tax Payers should not have to pay for the Deportation, Boarder Security, Wall, Fence or the suggested Water Beam."
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  • -3 +1 -4 Zoe H. Jun. 8, 2017
    "Yes, people are coming in ILLEGALLY. They are replacing jobs that people already have. What if you were kicked out of your job because an illegal immigrant got hired for your position you worked for? How would you feel?"
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  • -3 +12 -15 Lukas Feb. 22, 2017
    "They should build a wall to stop the illegal Mexican immigrants from entering the U.S. The immigrants are taking American citizens jobs."
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    • +2 +2 0 Jace May. 1, 2017
      "Employers should have the freedom to hire whoever wants to be hired, and everyone should be allowed to work for whoever they want to work for. That's the reason why America is so rich."
  • -3 +35 -38 Janet Nov. 10, 2013
    "Yes, if it is properly constructed, but it will also require boots on the ground. When the fence between San Diego and Tijuana was constructed, it cut crime 65%. When Israel constructed their fence, it cut homicide bombings by 90%. Fences made good neighbors"
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  • -3 +54 -57 a concerned citizen Feb. 29, 2012
    "Yes, but we need more than that. we need patrol gards on the border, laws to make sure that nothing is avalible to them, and so much more. They get nothing here and that is how they will be treated until they go back home and apply for citizenship like everyone else has to. They are no different so why should we treat them differently."
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    • +3 +4 -1 Chris (8th grade) May. 4, 2012
      "i honestly think that we should have more armed organizations protecting the borders, and instead of arresting these Illegals that we should use the death sentence with them. This is stupid to deal with these people causing bad influences to our children, and living styles"
    • +3 +5 -2 Ramiro (10th grade) Mar. 9, 2012
      "do you have any idea how hard it is to become a citizen from Mexico. Your one-sidedness blinds you from the real problem at hand, we should try to reform immigration so that it is easier for people from Mexico to receive legal citizenship. That way there won't be a need for a fence at all, the boarders fence cost a lot to maintain and the last time i checked, we are in a budget crisis. The last time a wall was put up, it cause a lot of trouble in Berlin, are we really gonna repeat histories mistakes?"
    • 0 +2 -2 samantha.e Mar. 6, 2012
      "well thats not very nice.You want to make their lives harder instead of giving them apportunitys and maybe a better life.think of what they have been thruogh just give them a chance."
  • -4 0 -4 Melanie D. Aug. 30, 2017
    "it may seem unjust to build a wall but when everyone tries to leave a country to re group in a new one it leads to over population. every area of the world is big on crowd control. in any ecosystem if there is too many of one species they begin to cause a decline in their resources. this does not mean all mexicans are trapped within the walls of mexico, they can get a green card and earn their citizenship."
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  • -4 0 -4 Rognath Jul. 3, 2017
    "Illegal immigration is hurting the country more than it is helping, people come over illegally and we give them money. While I understand that Illegal immigrants come over to the US for a chance at opportunity I feel as if as a country we need to protect our self. If the US falls, then nobody gets that opportunity that the illegals are searching for. I believe the wall is a good idea, but I also believe that we should make it easier for people to come over the right way. The whole system needs to be fixed."
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  • -4 +10 -14 Robert Jun. 6, 2016
    "Build the wall. Mexico has one on its southern border and they get to shoot people coming over that fence. It may cost 49Billion, but we are over 19 Trillion in debt (http://www.usdebtclock.org/#) and rising. We have to much open border for cartels to run they're drugs through. Don't make it easy for them to do it. If people from the south want to come to U.S. let them do it properly. As of 2012 there were 6.72 million illegal immigrants from Mexico alone. When people use the excuse and say that we are a blending pot of all races, well this pot is full and running over."
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  • -4 +13 -17 cameron May. 21, 2014
    "WE should just put a tank at the border so the mexican know not to into our country."
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  • -5 +14 -19 amy d. Feb. 23, 2017
    "we the peple"
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    • +1 +1 0 Billy Bob May. 17, 2017
      "We the people"
  • -5 +9 -14 bob Jan. 22, 2016
    "I think that a wall would be a great idea, as far as keeping out some of the illegal immigrants. Mexicans are a great people (I don't want to discriminate or be racist) but most Mexican coming across have drugs and carry many problems with them. And they will cause many of tax payer money of gotten into a lawsuit or have to go to the hospital. I watched a show about the American patrol officers of the border one day. They said that the Mexicans would come in groups and carry backpacks. That one Mexican would carry the water one would carry the food and one would normally carry the backpack of drugs. That shows you that most people are not coming in to this nation with perfect lives. Also we could make Mexico pay for the wall because we give them more money every year in government aid then would be to build the wall. Therefore we actually could make Mexico pay for the wall like Trump says. The wall would be a great difference for stopping the incoming illegals. Also I think that there should be increased police and other forces around ports on the coast near Mexico. That way the drug lord will have less incentive and it will be harder to send drugs to America by boat or any craft on the water."
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  • -5 +30 -35 TheSwissOpinion May. 21, 2014
    "Alright, not being from the US, I have a special perspective. The US in in very deep economic doo-doo, and you don't have a lot of money to waste. This fence though, is a must. Mexicans are constantly pouring into the US, and can be good (low-wage workers) and bad (drug cartel). Unfortunately, the US cannot allow ANY drug business or terrorism, no matter how many low-wage workers come. Every terrorist is a danger to thousands of people. The wall may be very expensive, but when there is a bomb or a shooting down South, the US will regret it. Also, shame on the Mexican government for doing NOTHING. I am sure Mexico would be rushing around like the US is if we had that many illegals going to them. So, basic idea is, build the wall, and although it may be deadly and controversial to Southern farmers, set up a bigger guard. Maybe, like one commenter mentioned, the US could set up a minefield, which would be very effective, but not in the best way."
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    • +2 +2 0 John Sedgwick Sep. 16, 2015
      "Terrorism is awful- has the wall slowed it down? Did you know that EVERY terrorist groups identified by the FBI was located within 150 miles of the Canadian border? That border remains completely open
      Do you remember that every one of the 9/11 terrorists arrived legally in the US, as is the case with over 60% of all illegal persons in the US today?
      Lets fight terrorism, not be the fools of politicians who do the 15 second sound bite and have learned that fear is a great motivator."
    • -1 0 -1 ej Apr. 26, 2017
      "You're basing ALL of your facts on the belief/stereotype that they come in as terrorist and/or drug dealers. That's really just racist. That's like saying all Blacks are dangerous, or thieves."
  • -5 +10 -15 Vivian May. 12, 2014
    "All wall SHOULD be built because all of the Mexicans will come over to America as illegal immigrants and steal our governments money and terrorize America! And I am pretty sure we don't want that. So they defiantly should build a wall."
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    • +1 +1 0 j Feb. 14, 2017
      "Well the Mexicans will come over and not all of them are bad so not all of them will steal our jobs and the governments money. So go re think your demand."
  • -5 +29 -34 Affirmative May. 24, 2013
    "We should build a wall because it promotes the safety of our people. Human trafficking, drug trafficking, and weapon trafficking all take place on the border. When building a fence, we can bring this to a stop, and not only do we have border patrol, ships are screened, and we have an air force that does surveillance on the border. We can lives of the citizens safer, and although I'm not accusing all of the illegal immigrants, several of them are still criminals, or even terrorists. We are not repeating the history of the Berlin Wall, because the Berlin wall was used for more sinister purposes, cutting Berlin from the rest of the world. And not to mention the people who are waiting to get here legally have to wait longer because of illegal immigrants.
    So we should definitely build a fence."
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    • 0 0 0 anonymous narwhal Apr. 4, 2017
      "I agree. my dad immigrated here legally and it took him 10 years to become a citizen. 10 years of hard work and paying fees and learning English. I feel as if it is unfair that people are coming into America illegally and getting everything for free with no problems. there are people working their butts off to get into this country without breaking the law while others just waltz across the border. it is unfair and should be stopped"
  • -5 +36 -41 !!! Jan. 23, 2013
    "The wall is a great idea. Also GO MINEFIELD!!! Hasta la vista aliens."
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    • 0 +2 -2 no Aug. 12, 2013
      "one word: RACIST"
    • 0 +4 -4 :) Jan. 28, 2013
    • -1 0 -1 18 Feb. 2, 2016
      "I'm so disappointed that you think we should do such a disgusting thing....."
    • -1 +1 -2 Jesus Feb. 26, 2014
      "" none of you americans would like it if this illegal immigration was the other way around. I hope all you ugly white fucks all die in a hole... and every illegal immigrant comes to smuggle or slide with things,, most come to just live a great life and work hard for who they are.. Doesn'r matter what race everybody is. Were all humans.."
    • -2 0 -2 Affirmative Dec. 31, 2013
      "I take your side in this case, but I thoroughly disagree with a minefield. That would make us no better than the North Koreans. Next we'll be gathering up illegal immigrants and mowing them down with machine guns or even using steamrollers like in North Korea. A minefield is not justified."
    • -2 0 -2 Buzzy Bland Nov. 12, 2013
      "I don't... even... You know what, how about you try driving through a minefield next time you want to go on vacation? Or maybe somebody should target your next flight to Europe with flak cannons? How about that?"
  • -5 +70 -75 American Nov. 29, 2012
    "Solution to problem
    Step 1. Build wall.
    Step 2. Guard the damn wall.
    Step 3. Shoot anyone trying to cross the wall.
    Step 4. America wins."
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    • +4 +4 0 18 Feb. 3, 2016
      "you know, this just shows them we don't give a damn. it shows that we are not true to our word. don't you remember the plaque on the statue of liberty? "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!""
    • +3 +3 0 edufgs May. 21, 2014
      "Not just that easy"
    • +3 +10 -7 lyric Dec. 3, 2012
      "thats a bit harsh dont u think ?"
    • +2 +13 -11 Rosa Jan. 17, 2013
      "Okay first of all, If you shoot us, who the heck is going to build your damn wall. Second, that wall or what you put in front of us is not going to stop us from finding a way in. So get that in your head, WE are not going no where SON!"
    • 0 +1 -1 Slayer Feb. 3, 2017
      "You can't just go around shooting people just because they want to cross a wall. If it was the White House, I'd get why you were doing it and just leave you alone. But you want to shoot a bunch of innocents. That goes against what the Us is for. I also agree with the guy whos name is 18."
    • -7 +4 -11 Kat43 May. 28, 2013
      "I think that America should do that."
    • -12 +3 -15 NotAMexican Dec. 7, 2012
      "That would require a huge military force to do though o_O"
  • -5 +58 -63 joshua brock Aug. 28, 2011
    "Yes it is a good start to it to keep more from coming in that has to be the first step to doing anything to on illegal immigration first,only 685 miles are actually fenced on the 2,000 mile border and alot of the fencing is mediocre,its only common sence to do this itll only make matters worse to leave it open.Finishing the fence is needed for national security as well by reports from the federal government saying they cought over 45,000 illegals trying to cross in 2010 that were from countries like lebbennon andother countries in the middle east where alkeda is at plus the reports that member of hezbollah the terrorists group hav also been crossing the border,this must be adressed the adequate fences must be made and completed now."
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  • -6 +5 -11 Joseph Apr. 27, 2017
    "Build the wall, even if immigrants build a tunnel it would make it harder for them to come over. Make America Great"
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  • -6 +7 -13 sarah Feb. 2, 2017
    "I think trump should build a wall because there needs to be a border between countries and I feel putting a wall up with decrease the amount of illegal immigrants"
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  • -6 +6 -12 bob Nov. 29, 2016
    "open borders is not a good idea we dont need any illegals taking jobs of those who have lived here and call america their home."
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    • +1 +1 0 j Feb. 3, 2017
      "Well may you know that people who are illegal are can human beings not illegals. And that they need to get work so that they can pay to be legal and they have teh same rights that we have to call america their home. The can say what they want they can do what they want and if you disagree then that is great for you but just so you know people are people even if they are illegal even if the are legal. People are people and if you can't deal with that then why don't you go to the white house and make your complaints there. Why don't you Donald Trump"
    • 0 +1 -1 j Feb. 3, 2017
      "Wow i like how you made your point nice and clear but by the way people like to be called people not illegals just because that's what they are so please don't call them that thanks"
  • -6 +11 -17 switch May. 31, 2016
    "we all love freedom it is something of nature the land was everyones someplaces are more desirable than others with everyones opinions there should be no borders much less a wall for illegal immigration"
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  • -6 +16 -22 StupidityPersonified May. 23, 2016
    "I don't think that there should be a wall, but I think that there should at least a fence. Currently, I'm not sure how the U.S. border is defined, but I think that we should at least have a fence so people can know where it is."
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  • -6 +11 -17 Andre Feb. 19, 2016
    "This is the common sense column.

    At this point, I'm tired of racists claiming that the mostly illiterate people who cross the southern border on foot are more ambitious and harder working than American citizens. 'Needed for our economy'. These companies are obsessed with finding new ways to sustain chattel in the south and Democrats are relishing the chance to make all brown people feel the same about it.

    We have the most valuable citizenship anywhere, anytime, and there's supposed to be an intellectual argument not to protect it. So many want to skip over border security before moving on to amnesty because of the tremendous funding for unchecked immigration of poorly educated people not seeking documentation - virtually all of the people who cross the border by foot.

    People are actually willing to argue that a wall wont work because it requires people to go over, around or under it. This is how walls work."
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    • 0 0 0 Will Jan. 23, 2017
      "Thank you for having a Brain."
  • -6 +10 -16 Anne Sep. 12, 2014
    "Yes. The solution is SO simple! Move all US military bases to the border after building the wall. Use prison inmates to build the wall. Try to cross the wall, you get electrocuted. (post warning signs in spanish) touch the wall, you will be electrocuted."
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  • -6 +11 -17 Davin Sep. 8, 2014
    "I believe that it's a reasonable solution to our border problems. I found a statistic that we spend 90 billion dollars a year on illegal immigrants and that will only go up with the rate that the rate they are coming in. The wall would cost 14 billion dollars. It wouldn't completely fix the problem but it would definitely help and we definitely need that help."
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  • -6 +15 -21 FOR MERCA May. 21, 2014
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    • -1 +1 -2 r Feb. 2, 2017
      "wow nice suggestion"
  • -6 +34 -40 Joey Jun. 8, 2012
    "Yes, don't provide free access so people who have no care of our country's laws to come over. It is United States of America and not Mexico 2.0. Mexico tried to fight a war with us and lost, now they fighting another way. What better way is to send millions to our country and promote their ideals. Its our country and illegals shouldn't have a say at all period."
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  • -6 +84 -90 Kate a Dec. 12, 2011
    "I think that the border would help keep drug smuggler out of the country. The US doesnt need the amount of work that it takes to deal with drug cartels. I think that even though there is a fence, the US will have an easier time making a work green card program for immigrants who have immigrated across the border. I don't think the fence is going to turn into something like the Berlin wall if both the US and Mexico agree to terms about the fence."
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    • +3 +3 0 Valerie N Dec. 10, 2012
      "Not everyone who has crossed the border illegaly is a trying to drug deal. Most of them cross for a good cause."
    • +3 +3 0 Evan G Dec. 5, 2012
      "You also need to think about Mexico. We need to help Mexico make living conditions in Mexico better. If people are better off in Mexico then they would not want to come over as much."
  • -7 +15 -22 21 Savage Apr. 1, 2017
    "GO Trump..."
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  • -7 +5 -12 JON MADDEN Feb. 16, 2017
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  • -7 +8 -15 Vin Jan. 30, 2017
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  • -7 +12 -19 Katrina S. Sep. 9, 2013
    "I believe that a wall would do the U.S. good. This is because it would further prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country. Some say "Well they would just dig underneath". If you put a concrete wall under the ground, underneath the actual fence, and monitor for digging, it could be successful. The wall is not the same as the Germans had. Their's divided a country literally in two (East & West Germany). Which cut off Germany from the rest of the world. This is for protection against terrorists,drug cartels and it also persuades immigrants to come into the U.S. legally and not risk their lives with a person who "promised" to get them across the border illegally."
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  • -7 +29 -36 ADRIAN TORESS MOM Apr. 8, 2013
    'MURRICA !!!"
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    • 0 0 0 Avery W. Oct. 19, 2017
      "Congratulations Adrian, you've ruined KFC."
  • -7 +114 -121 Dan Dec. 8, 2011
    "GO WALL"
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    • +1 +1 0 Randall lladnaR Jan. 24, 2017
      "No a wall will not solve anything, some immigrants come from planes and may have the visa date over due."
  • -8 +8 -16 Parker Apr. 13, 2017
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  • -8 +8 -16 jon Feb. 16, 2017
    "most of the illegal immigration are drug dealer and terrorists."
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  • -8 +19 -27 Trump Lover Feb. 14, 2017
    "Build that wall!!!!"
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    • 0 0 0 Julian Mar. 2, 2017
      "you have nothing to support the reason you want to build the wall told by a 7th grader"
  • -8 +7 -15 tyler Nov. 26, 2016
    "yes, there should be a wall.we need a wall"
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    • 0 0 0 j Feb. 15, 2017
      "why what facts do you have"
  • -8 +15 -23 TRUMP Oct. 19, 2015
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    • +1 +3 -2 neeko May. 31, 2016
      "fudge trump hes a racist"
  • -8 +14 -22 Frank Dec. 4, 2014
    "Shoot anyone who trys to cross and when there dead shoot again
    Go MURICA!!!"
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    • -1 +1 -2 j Feb. 14, 2017
      "You RACIST"
    • -2 +1 -3 hue May. 31, 2016
  • -9 +14 -23 MURRICA May. 21, 2013
    ""The migrants got wise and simply went around built-up sectors and crossed through empty deserts, sparsely populated ranch land, and wild sections of the Rio Grande..." Our problem with this is if we built this wall there wouldn't be that empty desert or ranch land for these people to cross through. They can cross the land but they won't be able to get anywhere due to this wall."
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    • 0 0 0 unknown person May. 15, 2017
      "deport us already your just gonna harm yourself good luck with that :)"
  • -10 +3 -13 garrick l. Feb. 24, 2017
    "the wall is great better than god"
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  • -10 +33 -43 Sharrow May. 15, 2012
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  • -11 +53 -64 Mia Nov. 15, 2011
    "Yes! It defines and separates the boarder."
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  • -12 +7 -19 ooshkabob May. 4, 2015
    "all for it"
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  • -12 +11 -23 Kat43 May. 28, 2013
    "I believ that they should do a better job on the wall. Make it tougher for the aliens to try and cross. I think the mine field thing and shootinh them are great ideas. i'll post more later. peace out"
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    • 0 0 0 wallymcwallface Feb. 16, 2017
      "Because blowing people up and shooting them is a good idea to show our country is peaceful."
  • -12 +15 -27 Michael Feb. 22, 2013
    "Yes, we have to secure our borders. Do I want to spend the money to implement and maintain it Heck NO. We can not do anything else to change the current situation until we stop people from crossing at will. I think we need to be smart about what kind of fence. Putting up a 20 foot high chain link fence and walking away won't work. A small bolt cutter and 60 sec. later there in. Some type of surveillance fence that detect for a long distance would work. Have remote monitoring stations able to react to crossings. Not all of the crossers want amnesty or to pay taxes or be citizens. Deal with the social issues after you control the border or your just wasting time."
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    • 0 0 0 jacki Jan. 22, 2016
      "no you dont have some human decency they need a better life they dont even have a toilet that flushes"
  • -15 +6 -21 Bob Walker Jan. 26, 2017
    "Donald trump is an American Hero. He will build a wall. Mexico Will Pay. He will help use the wall to deprort mexicans, liberals, muslims, chinese, the swamp "democraps" and other Communist Scum from here. Then he WILL take over all the damn muslims in all of the midlel Eats and force them to build the wall. Then trump takes all the nukes from them. He will write a law That will make it legel to chane Crooked Hitlery and the mulsims to all the nukes and bobm ALL OF MEXICO AND MAKE AMRICEA GREAT AGIN!!! SO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGIN AND BULID THAT #wall

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    • +4 +4 0 j Feb. 2, 2017
      "wow why don't you take your own advice and agree with your self and leave everyone else out of it."
    • +3 +3 0 Blank May. 1, 2017
      "Donald Trump is more like the American villain and I DON'T AGREE WITH YOU!!!!!!!!"
    • +2 +2 0 nobody May. 15, 2017
      "deport us already what gonna hurt us nothing your just gonna harm yourself good luck with that"
    • +2 +2 0 wallymcwallface Feb. 15, 2017
      "If we nuke Mexico then America will start world war 3"
  • -20 +44 -64 Quentin Mar. 28, 2012
    "we dont need all these illegal alians ruining our country. GO WALL!!!!"
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    • +4 +8 -4 Rosa Jan. 17, 2013
      "First of all, you need to be a bit more respectful. We are all humans, and sometimes we have no other choice but to come here to the U.S. The living conditions in Mexico are not the best and some of us actually do come here in search for a better futre. I would prefer to get killed becasue im trying to find a better future than just stay back in Mexico and get killed for no good reason."
    • +4 +8 -4 Nichole Jun. 6, 2012
      "Okay Quentin first of all I go with the side of having the wall. but I don't go racist.!!! I don't think you should have grudges like that as big of a concern. A person can come here for many reasons not just entering and invading our land."
    • +3 +3 0 Pro Conner May. 13, 2014
      "they are not aliens they are human beings"
    • +2 +2 0 Jaime Lopez Aug. 5, 2014
      "WE "ruin" your country ? First off it was never "your" country so you might want to do some research. Second off it was already ruined before we even got here. So don't be blaming it on us. Oh and the wall won't help you guys in anything. Why ? Because it'll take many years. It'll also cost so much. Yeah spend millions of dollars so you guys can build a wall that wont help at all. Smart idea."
    • +1 +3 -2 Michael Feb. 6, 2013
      "First off, they are already here.... and they are going to continue to come until the "governement" in mexico get better, the only reason the come here is for a better life, and the help provide for their family in mexico."
    • -3 0 -3 Emily May. 4, 2014
      "Rosa, is it ok if I invade Mexico illegally and get free health care? We can't provide our our citizens, but we are allowed to provide for lawbreakers! It drains the system for those who actually need the benefits. What if I was a pregnant single mom who had no means of support and needed gov't assistance? They always provide to the damn illegals before our damn citizens."
    • -4 +2 -6 john Jan. 22, 2013
      "hey stuff happens. i dont care how thing are in mexico. who cares"
    • -6 +3 -9 !!! Jan. 22, 2013
      "I Agree!!!"
  • -20 +53 -73 kenneth Jan. 11, 2012
    "it helps"
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  • -32 +62 -94 Erick Jan. 26, 2012
    "I agree with the fence, but I think a mine field would work better. Within 6 months we'd have our immigration problem solved!"
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    • +8 +10 -2 Affirmative May. 28, 2013
      "Putting down a minefield would be inhumane, children who are desperate for food could be trying to get over, and what do we do, blow them up? I don't think so. And it wouldn't deter them either, these are people who are desperate and desperate times call for desperate measures."
    • +5 +6 -1 Discord the Draconqu Dec. 2, 2013
      "That's rude. The U.S doesn't want to kill them."
    • +4 +6 -2 Buzzy Bland Nov. 12, 2013
      "Yup. Solves every last detail. You know, except for the massive political and economic repurcussions that blowing up hopeless families who need a way to make a living would make. Then there's just the fact that you're disfiguring, crippling, and potentially killing innocent people, but apparently that's not important."
    • +3 +10 -7 !!! Nov. 1, 2012
      "Very true a minefield would solve everything!"
    • -6 +4 -10 DUHHH Jan. 22, 2013
      "Bobby, our country is crap becase we let these idiot and other races in illegally. you dont see brittan and germany having any problems. man get over it. we need full millitary arsinal to keep these invader out and try to fix our country."
    • -10 +7 -17 booby Mar. 6, 2012
      "you are wrong we would still have an immigration problem because people are going to come here for apourtunity. and were taking that away from them.America is made of many diffrent people who wanted a better life and apportunity to start all over again ."

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  • +87 +217 -130 Richard H Dec. 12, 2011
    "A fence is not a good solution for two reasons. The first being, people would build another tunnel just like they did in San Diego, or sail across the Gulf of Mexico. People who were desperate would eventually find a way to america. The second reason is because it would cost WAY too much money. One study showed that it would cost 49 billion dollars. We are already 14 trillion dollars in debt, we don't need to be throwing our money around like that. One other reason why I don't support the idea of a fence is that it makes the U.S. hippicritical. We were one of the biggest supporters in knocking down the Berlin wall, and now we want to build a wall of our own. Terrible."
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    • +4 +10 -6 Random Person Jan. 30, 2012
      ""I agree with Mr. Richard H. Building this wall will not help the least bit; it will only uor country to go bankrupt because of all the money tha we are "throwing around" and yes if you think about it carefully our country does seem like a hippocrit.""
    • +2 +9 -7 Affirmative May. 23, 2013
      "The fence will cost a lot of money, but what is more important, innocent lives or money? I'm not accusing all illegal immigrants of being criminals, but many still are. Building a fence could stop human trafficking, drug trafficking, and weapon trafficking. Surely that is more important. And we are not being hypocritical because the Berlin Wall was created to keep people in, and as it separated states in half an cut off Berlin from the rest of the world, the world had to put a stop to it. The U.S. is just trying to protect it's people, and let us not forget the people who are waiting to get into the U.S. legally. The illegal immigrants are making it harder for those honest people in"
    • +1 +4 -3 <3-c! May. 29, 2013
      "i so tottaly agree they could also fly over it"
    • 0 0 0 zoe Jun. 8, 2017
      "Excuse me, it's hypocritical. Thanks"
    • 0 0 0 b May. 31, 2017
      "The Berlin wall was splitting a city, and a country in half, forcefully, and illegally. This wall is to stop the disgusting, illegal immigration that takes place from our southern border."
    • -2 +6 -8 David Apr. 22, 2012
      "not being care free but if we are in 14 trillion in debt then whats another 49 billion."
    • -3 +3 -6 Nichole Jun. 6, 2012
      "okay first of all the money we are in debt is for a good cause cause China knows that and if the U.S wants to we be in a better economy than any other country we can. Our government knows that. They have secrets that show a better understanding of how our country works. Don't you think they would have done something to make our dept change?"
    • -4 +2 -6 calvin Dec. 5, 2012
      "just because something wont solve the problem fully does not mean we should do nothing."
  • +22 +51 -29 Lauren Adams May. 25, 2016
    "if they build the wall, some people wont be able to see their family/friends. also trade would be effected. people will get mad and just try to go over the wall anyways. also america was build off of immigration. what they should have is where people go up to this stand and you say your name so they can see if you have done anything bad ever. i know they already have this but they sould make it easyer to get. i think we shouldnt have a wall."
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    • +2 +3 -1 j Apr. 27, 2017
      "build awall"
    • 0 +1 -1 Hate Liberals May. 9, 2017
      ""Also trade would be affected..." Trade in what? Drugs? What do you have against people coming in legally huh?"
  • +20 +65 -45 Pro Conner May. 13, 2014
    "The world is struggling. Putting up a fence will do little to nothing."
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    • +2 +2 0 Andy Mar. 21, 2017
      "Even if it's doing little, at least its doing something. You got a better idea?"
  • +11 +46 -35 Obama Oct. 3, 2016
    "Why should we build a wall?"
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    • 0 +1 -1 annynymouse May. 9, 2017
      "To keep the mexicans out of course"
  • +11 +42 -31 Sam Oct. 14, 2015
    "Building a fence along the border between the U.S. and Mexico is a costly and archaic 20th century solution to a 21st century problem. Building a fence is missing the forest for the trees; there are much better solutions to illegal immigration, some of which are already in place."
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    • +1 +1 0 Will Jan. 23, 2017
      "it would do nothing to our forest and if it did its not like we would take down a hole forest to do so, and there is not really a better solution besides going door to door checking visas and taking them back to where they belong. i'm all for coming here LEGALLY and doing what is right."
  • +8 +44 -36 Yung Li Vian Feb. 3, 2016
    "No because you basically trying to kick us immigrants out for nothing we do to yall and like people think that we aliens or whatever trying to take over their jobs, some come to US to start better life and you dont know struggle for us when our leaders treat us like garbage and how many member in family i lost and i want to create or have better life in US and i feel sad a lot."
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    • +1 +1 0 anonymous narwhal Mar. 23, 2017
      "that's really sad. I don't want to get rid of immigrants already here unless they've like killed people or something."
    • +1 +1 0 Bob Timm Feb. 27, 2017
      "First he is building the wall to keep ILLEGAL immigrants out ok. Yeah if you are legal you are fine why would he kick you out. Trump is only cracking down on illegals not legals.so your arguement is invalid"
    • +1 +1 0 jesus Feb. 20, 2017
      "The fact that you don't see is that you are breaking the law. It is actually a felony to enter our country ILLEGALLY!!!! so yea. do the right thing and apply. you will have much more respect from people if you do it the right way like lots of other immigrants."
    • +1 +3 -2 Ray Sep. 15, 2016
      "If you want to come into the USA, do it legally. Otherwise, you don't deserve to be here, as you are here illegally, therefore making you a criminal. And next time, try to have an actual argument, rather than just trying to appeal to people's sense of pity. That is a fallacy, after all."
    • 0 0 0 Nero Sep. 28, 2017
      "Honestly, illegal or not, if I ( a 20 year old white american ) went to whatever country your from and tried to speak your language, and understand culture: of course you would be enraged, yet if an immigrant comes here: every left side melinial wants to worship you and your culture. Is life fair, no. is life confusing, yes. I'd get used to it fast."
    • 0 0 0 j Feb. 3, 2017
      "this is to ray People some times have no choice and then they come here and try to make money to pay to be legal so please consider what you are saying i don't want to be mean"
    • -1 +1 -2 Louis N Dec. 7, 2016
      "It your country problem, fight for it, why are you running away and try to hide behind the US gov."
  • +7 +17 -10 Unknown May. 8, 2017
    ""Put up a 30 foot wall, and I'll give you a 31 foot ladder!""
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    • +2 +2 0 Wheeler Sep. 28, 2017
      "Accept the fact that the ladder would still be too short, since you must angle the latter. beyond that, the latter also wouldn't be incredibly stable. its 30 feet in one continuous direction, and most likely extends to thirty feet rather than having a painters ladder double leg feature. so you have a ladder with a ton of give, that isn't tall enough, and will most likely break or fall. just food for thought from an engineer"
  • +7 +41 -34 J S Mar. 31, 2015
    "mexicans got there ways to get through and we gonna be comin more and more so put all the fences you want we still comin cx"
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    • +1 +1 0 asasdadsada May. 2, 2017
      "that true though"
  • +6 +29 -23 i dont like walls Jan. 13, 2017
    "i dont like walls"
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    • +2 +5 -3 Bruce Feb. 7, 2017
      "Nobody cares what you like or do not like."
    • +1 +4 -3 Andy Mar. 28, 2017
      "Maybe walls don't like you."
  • +5 +23 -18 Ellery K Jan. 15, 2016
    "I think a fence is not the way to go. They put up the fence to stop illegal immigrations from coming into our country. The fence didn't do any thing it was just a big waste of only 700 miles long what is keep them from crossing the money. The border is over 2,000 miles long the fencing is border on the other 1300 miles of border , someone provide 1.5 billion dollars for something that didn't work"
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  • +4 +18 -14 esmeralda Nov. 1, 2016
    "why should not build a wall, one of reasons why its not the best choice to build a wall is in the way that most of the people who bring this economy up are mexican/ hispanic ,your economy will fall , what is an economy without support and that support involves us another reason is that if you put yourself in the position we are put against , you wouldnt like the idea of being told or described as a rapist , a thief or any sort of judgement , last time i checked we are all equal , if that has change please notify society , also what ways is the wall fix the problem , if you think that is going to stop a mexican/hispanic from crossing the border your wrong ,why your wrong because i know us mexicans are hardworking people and nothing gets in our way . want to build a wall go ahead do it , whose economy will grow more , whose population will decrease and which population will increase? , your going to make us pay the wall? thats a cowardly thing to say,why? because we know Americas financial system is not so great. but again who am i to judge?"
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  • +3 +4 -1 Ayden C. Sep. 6, 2017
    "Hey I don't know if you know this trump but there's this magic thing that beats your wall. Its called a PLANE"
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  • +3 +6 -3 you may never know May. 9, 2017
    "Has anyone thought about animals and there migration patterns or what if they have to go somewhere else say there in mexico and they have to go to america not to mention all of the materials that we would be wasting."
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  • +3 +12 -9 jeff herp de derp Feb. 2, 2017
    "the wall is stupid there problem solved"
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  • +2 +7 -5 Isaac May. 1, 2017
    "I belive that there should not be a wall because it will take a long time to build and it will waste a bunch of the U.S money"
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  • +2 +7 -5 Blank May. 1, 2017
    "Even if trump decides to build a wall across the border between Mexico/U.S. it will cost a lot of money and spending all that money on a stupid wall could drop our economy down.Also it will take a long time to build a wall that wide."
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  • +2 +10 -8 Anonymous May. 1, 2017
    "Mexico is not going to pay for a stupid wall or fence."
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  • +2 +10 -8 Icedira Apr. 13, 2017
    "A wall is just like a border between freedom and malice. Mexico is like a third world country, but if Mexican minors came into the U.S., it would provide them a much better life. People who aren't offered a loaf of bread at a young age never know how good it tastes, and kids who never graduate from college or school don't know what it feels like to drive a nice car or eat a very nice meal with a beautiful girl that loves them, because they are born into a life that they never asked for, so offer a helping hand and let them in."
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    • 0 0 0 Too Bad Nov. 16, 2017
      "Mexicans can come into American, if they do it legally... Nuff said."
    • 0 0 0 philos Sep. 28, 2017
      "On the other hand, if their politicians didnt steel all the money and let the cartels do whatever they want, then those poor young children would be fine. Is Mexico a responsibility, province, or has any other inclusive link to the united states. Honestly, no. And please dont get me wrong, i would love to help these people, but why is it this is republicans fault, or polotitions fault, instead of the fact that their own politicians are screwing them over."
  • +2 +11 -9 Slayer Feb. 1, 2017
    "What's the point? If we build the wall we'll lose soo much money, and they would eventually find a new way in. It's not like a wall or fence will do anything."
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  • +2 +18 -16 Roanoke Oct. 26, 2016
    "I'm doing a project for history and this is our topic. And personally I don't believe we should build a border fence. As I saw some other people on here also wrote the same thing I'm about to write.
    1. Too much money
    2. Underground tunnels, a wall isn't going to stop drug trafficking or any other illegal activity going on.
    3. Even though it's more expensive, people will come by boat and they can come through Canada.
    4. (Related to #1) Maintaining the wall and keeping security guards will cost the U.S so much money. Paying the guards, and keeping the wall in good shape is too much to handle it's not even worth it, we could use the money for better things, especially when the wall is only barely-effective (things stated above).
    5. How will we even make Mexico pay for a giant wall? The president of Mexico already stated that there is "no way" that they're going to pay for the wall. I don't think Trump or really anyone would force them to pay. Just a few reasons why I don't think a border fence would be a good idea."
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  • +2 +27 -25 Robert James Jan. 30, 2015
    "Why would we need a fence if e verify were enforced there would be no reason to come here without work."
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  • +1 +1 0 Sammie A. Nov. 9, 2017
    "My message to everyone: the next time you hear about migrant children near the border, just picture them as your own. Then think what you would want our government to do." says Al Charles Sharpton Jr. an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, television/radio talk show host and a former White House adviser. if such a smart man says this, who are we to argue."
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  • +1 +12 -11 Alexander Apr. 13, 2017
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  • +1 +17 -16 Jacob S Mar. 9, 2017
    "TRUMP+WALL= Bad news"
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  • +1 +11 -10 j Feb. 16, 2017
    "We should not build a wall because we don't need one"
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    • 0 0 0 Too Bad Nov. 16, 2017
      "America is the only first world country without a strong and secure border. I think that means we need one..."
  • +1 +21 -20 John Sedgwick Sep. 16, 2015
    "A southern border fence is politically popular but is a thoughtless solution to an economic problem- if the Feds did not have the capacity to spend billions they don't have, we would have dealt with the issue of illegal migration in a economic fashion-
    The border fence and the Homeland Security build up were justified as stopping terrorism and drugs from Mexico-
    Since 9/11/01 every terrorist group identified by the FBI has been located within 150 miles of the Canadian border.
    Pre wall, 20% of the heroin in the US was sourced from Mexico, today (2014) about 80% of US heroin comes across the border.
    During that time we have spent, 46 billion on the fence, 1.7 billion to Boing for a failed "virtual" fence, and have an annual Homeland Security Budget of over 40 billion, in addition to what the fence costs.
    Homeland Security is the third largest cabinet level department.While every non military department is being gutted financially, Homeland Security has so much money that it can not spend its budget which continues to increase regardless.Clearly many many people and companies are making a huge amount of money on the prescription of fear of the little brown people.
    And then there is the "gut" feeling- who are we as a nation?"
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  • +1 +28 -27 bullit11 Nov. 2, 2014
    "I don't think that the fence is doing any good at all people go over under and around it every day. Dowever if we were to remove any vegation from our side of the river for 300 yards then put up concertina wire every 50 ft for the first 100 yards. Then a mine field for the next 100 yards and lastly build guard towers every 300 yards with shoot to wound there would soon be no problem with ileagles crossing along the southern border. ISIS has already said that they will use human wms, infect just 1/2 the people crossing our southern border and in 20 days they can infect every major cty in the US we now have 2 different other outbreaks of viruses. About the fense again if you build it they will and have shown total disreguard for the so called wall. I wonder what Sen got one of his budies to build that wall it's a total failure. Outside of a total war with Mexico and Central America we will never stop the ileagals. However buldozing 300 yards to the rive so we could see the people trying to cross would work. Without the wire and no mines but do put up guard towers and light the place up add sensors fire warning shots and you would have a good shot at stopping drug smuggling and ileagles."
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    • 0 0 0 john Apr. 5, 2017
      "don't build a wall pls"
    • 0 +1 -1 John Sedgwick Sep. 16, 2015
      "What about those of us that live in that kill zone you want to establish? Should we be put in camps? Our tough luck for buying in America thinking that even living in the South we would be protected from having our land taken?
      I was offered $500 for my land? And to fight that value I have to hire lawyers, accountants, land use experts
      Did you know that over 60% of illegals arrive in the US legally and then overstay their visa and that INS only has 150 agents that check those people vs 15,000 on the Mexico border?"
  • +1 +31 -30 Angel Oct. 23, 2014
    "the fence is not a good solution only a hazard for those who want a better life for there next generations.
    imagrants should be allowed to cross"
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    • +1 +2 -1 Will Jan. 23, 2017
      "I am sincerely sorry for you, Living under a rock must be hard but let me enlighten you. The country has a wonderful thing that not many other well of nations have called immigration, Legal immigration. You can apply for citizenship and can get it fairly easy it may include a small price but like you said its a price for a better legal life."
  • 0 +1 -1 a Oct. 25, 2017
    "whites immigrated illegaly long time ago"
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  • 0 +2 -2 nihogi Jun. 1, 2017
    "building a wall is no answer not all of us are criminals americans should go to mexico and try to survive their for a week so you guys can see why we cross its so we can have a better future and life"
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  • 0 +4 -4 Shaylee May. 21, 2017
    "It's an act of racism. Anyone should be allowed in the U.S. as long as they don't have bad intentions."
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  • 0 +4 -4 DONT WORRY ABOUT IT May. 18, 2017
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  • 0 +2 -2 Papa Flowey May. 11, 2017
    "its just a wast of money and people will find a way to circumvent a wall"
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  • 0 +2 -2 Angel May. 11, 2017
    "Well you shouldn't build the wall because with the size Trump wants it to be, the wall wouldn't be finished even by the end of his presidency ."
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  • 0 +4 -4 Niki May. 3, 2017
    "Though immigration might "Cost us billions" It would cost us most to make the wall, than it would for immigration costing us "Billions" in five years."
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  • 0 +7 -7 Dakota Mar. 30, 2017
    "We shouldn't build it because it would take a lot of money from this country if we did"
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  • 0 +8 -8 corbin Mar. 1, 2017
    "the wall is really stupid bc i have a friend who is part mexican and he goes to mexico every so often to visit famiy and i dont want him stuck in mexico"
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  • 0 +9 -9 Mari Feb. 23, 2017
    "They should not be the Wall because 1 - Immigrants/Mexicans are humans too, they deserve a possibility to be allowed. Because unless you are of full native American offspring our ancestors at one point were immigrants too. And two -
    Immigrants should be legal because it turns out Mexicans are people too. Even if they move to the United States. Even though they do so without permission. Murdering them doesn't fix things. And 3 - The Mexicans never did anything to the whites so this is why the wall shouldn't be built."
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  • 0 +10 -10 ProudCanadian Jan. 31, 2017
    "Canada rocks. at least Canada is fine with Muslims :)"
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  • -1 +9 -10 Jenna Feb. 14, 2017
    "I think we should not build a wall because what use would it do? The wall of china fell so whats to say this won't."
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  • -4 +3 -7 MissLibrarian May. 2, 2017
    "Given the number of American sponsored coups/regime changes that have left the governments of many Latin American countries in shambles, it seems immoral to to prevent people from attempting to escape the havoc that the US has had a heavy hand in wreaking. People see these countries, but they don't educate themselves about the role the US has played in deposing democratically elected leaders who sought to nationalize their own resources. The United States helped to create much of the conditions for crime in those countries by interfering in their elections and handpicking leaders who would be friendly to our businesses while leaving the citizens in those countries without money, land to farm, or opportunity. It's too hard to disentangle ourselves from them at this point, and I don't believe it is moral to cut off from these countries when it suits us and to move in and exploit their resources as if we owned their nations in the name of national security. Don't their people deserve security, national wealth, and freedom from exploitive foreign intervention as well? And if we can't even allow them that, how can we deny them entry here?"
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  • -5 +46 -51 Carl Apr. 16, 2012
    "Illegal immigrants are probably the labor who will be hired to build it anyway."
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  • -6 +8 -14 Alex Jan. 16, 2017
    "No, because airplanes can still fly over the wall"
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    • 0 0 0 ksisk May. 11, 2017
      "only 40% come from planes"
  • -6 +16 -22 thinking Mar. 4, 2014
    "There is a quote pertaining to the border security of Israel; However, Israel's border is fairly small compared to the massive US-Mexico border, which is thousands of miles long, one border longer then the entire perimeter of the individual state of Israel. I would like to say that it is my personal opinion that that quote is ill-based in execution of facts that are readily available"
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  • -6 +48 -54 George Mar. 21, 2012
    "There's such a thing as climbing fences, you know."
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    • +5 +11 -6 Keelie & Kaitlyn! May. 18, 2012
      "not an eletric one.. :P"
  • -7 +30 -37 Danny Apr. 12, 2012
    "First of all, think of how much money it would cost to cover so many miles in fencing. Now think about how much it would cost to keep it maintained for 20 years. Yeah, I cringed too."
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  • -9 +2 -11 sally Feb. 3, 2017
    "hi bob walker why dont you shut your mouth about this wall because if anything you should cross the border maybe I'll make you a mexican"
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  • -9 +15 -24 Pro Conner May. 21, 2014
    "Illegals cost Taxpayers MONEY!! No Body wants that. Say you are at work and an illegal is walking down the street and gets hit by a car. Who is paying for their medical bill? TAXPAYERS!!"
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  • -12 +14 -26 luis Feb. 14, 2014
    "No .... Because People have different rights...."
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    • 0 0 0 Too Bad Nov. 16, 2017
      "But if you come into a country with a set rules of rights, then you have to follow those rules... I don't see your point."
  • -14 +31 -45 T...A Jan. 25, 2012
    "it would not be completely effective first of all it can be climbed over second of all it it can fall down or break in parts and you can go under it ..."
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  • -15 +57 -72 Joe Birch Jun. 23, 2011
    "None of the following, fences, laws, border patrols, or an unwelcoming populace, singularly or all together will stop immigration from Mexico to the U S. They are all equivalent to the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dike. We are attacking the problem from the wrong side. The Mexican people are not leaving Mexico because they don't want to live there, but because they can't make a living there. Mexico is controlled by a few extremely rich families and unless you have a connection to one of those families, which the majority don't, you have very little to no chance of making a viable living or bettering your state in life. Corrupt police, government red tape see to that. If they can manage to get to the U S, be it by legal or illegal means, their life will be better regardless of how unwelcome some of us make them. They are coming and they will keep coming until Mexico changes its ways. The U S needs to put the pressure on Mexico to enable the average citizen to make a living and have some hope that through perseverance and hard work they can have a better life in the future."
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    • +1 +5 -4 Steven Angel Nov. 4, 2011
      "Your right Mexico does need to change its ways.But until then we need to boot illegals out and keep them from coming in to the best of our ability"
    • -3 +2 -5 Joey Jun. 8, 2012
      "So how is this our problem? Mexico is not the USA problem, its Mexico's problem. Get off your Mexican mindset that everything has to be your way. Sorry I don't want no person coming into this country without taking any legal steps while other immigrants around the world take the right steps to become citizen. Your not entitled to anything just because your mexican period. Their are countries like Haiti or in Africia with more problems than your freaking drug infested mexico."
    • -7 +2 -9 acolvin Oct. 3, 2011
      "They do make a living there. Its called illegal drug smuggling. And they are so sucessful at it, the U.S., long ago, lost the war on drugs, but fight on anyway. The others who come here to work, don't pay into our tax system, and send their U.S.-earned dollars home. Oh yes, let's welcome these economic parasites who freeload off the socal welfare and educational system. Not to worry, once there are enough to elect a Mexican president, let's see how more corrupt Washington becomes. Be careful what you wish for -- you may not like what you get."
  • -16 +19 -35 random May. 29, 2013
    "they could fly over it or do anything to get acroos like smuggle"
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    • +5 +6 -1 Buzzy Bland Nov. 12, 2013
      "...What? Do you even know what Mexico is like? People are amazingly lucky if they have a CAR. Most of the people who have access to planes are the people who don't need to go to America, and you can't exactly just land in a private plane in America and walk off without a care, there's huge levels of security there too. And as for smuggling, that already happens, A LOT. It's going to happen whether or not there is a fence, or a wall, or a bloody army standing there. Love your name, by the way."
    • +1 +3 -2 Emily May. 4, 2014
      "Buzzy, it's not our fault for how Mexico's economy is. Not our problem if they cannot afford cars. It does not justify them to jump a border. I don't have a car. It does not justify me to go stealing one, which is illegal, just like jumping the border."
  • -16 +17 -33 Beo Wulf Feb. 7, 2013
    "like the idea of controlling the border, but there is probably a better solution"
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  • -16 +23 -39 rob Apr. 10, 2012
    "if we make this fence we repeats the history of the berlin wall"
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  • -16 +26 -42 rob Mar. 23, 2012
    "waste of money boo wall"
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  • -18 +36 -54 Sally Dec. 12, 2011
    "If people really want to come over, they will find a way, even if there is a wall. Also a wall is very expensive, we could be spending the money to help the people who come across the border seeking refuge."
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    • 0 +1 -1 John Apr. 25, 2014
      "There are ways for them to come over LEGALLY!!! We make it easy for immigrants to come to America, what's so hard applying for a green card?!"
  • -19 +22 -41 Thomas the Train May. 17, 2012
    "The wall is a waste of money.
    Also, what about the 11.2 million illeagal immigrants already here??"
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    • +1 +2 -1 IndeedThisIsntMyName Sep. 18, 2013
      "It's around 16, not 11.2. You exclude the children with that rash statement."
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    • 0 0 0 Andy Mar. 22, 2017
      "That's the beauty of deportation my friend. Kick them out and don't let them back in."
  • -19 +26 -45 Jennifer Dec. 12, 2011
    ""If the people are really desperate to come to the US, they will find a way no matter what. Like they where there is a will there is a way. The economy also isn't good to waste money on an expensive wall that won't stop all illegal immigration. Building a fence will also damage the animal's migration. Instead of trying to block out people that will help our economy grow, we should find a different solution than the wall."
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  • -19 +32 -51 Andy Marciulionis Jun. 1, 2011
    "no it is not the solution to the problem at hand if we build a fence we are going to spend quite a bit of money on it only to have the immigrants find a new way to get across and once they do we can't build the fence up bigger every time they get across"
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  • -20 +17 -37 dale Aug. 16, 2012
    "No. It won't be enough to keep them out. :) After all, It's not hard to jump a fence."
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  • -20 +19 -39 nick Apr. 23, 2012
    "A fence! Haha and who is going to pay for this 1,500 mile fence?"
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    • 0 0 0 wallymcwallface Feb. 15, 2017
      "We will."
  • -20 +31 -51 Sally Dec. 12, 2011
    "If people really want to get out they will find a way, they might swim or climb over the fence. Also it would be really expensive, they could spend the money on something else. Also, we didn't like the Berlin wall, so putting up a fence owuod make us be hiypocrites."
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    • +7 +8 -1 !!! Nov. 2, 2012
      "owuod!!! What does that mean? Did you by any chance mean would?"
    • +2 +5 -3 !!! Feb. 12, 2013
      "Swimming over a fence? I have never heard of anything like that!"
  • -24 +8 -32 Ty and Nixon Oct. 18, 2012
    "barbed wire baby, not a fence, cause you can climb fences"
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  • -25 +9 -34 Paul Jun. 12, 2012
    "What i say about this fence is that it doesnt even help at all. What i think they should do is add or make a bigger wall or add more security. The people that are crossing a border could climb the lame fence so we should all do something."
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  • -28 +28 -56 you Oct. 31, 2011
    "i dont think that the border wall is the solution to that problem. becouse its like if your saying that when you have a problem your going to go put a wall on it."
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    • 0 +2 -2 you Jan. 10, 2012
      "yes it is not the solution because how are the college students going to cross the border and the people wouldnt let the cross"
  • -28 +23 -51 michael Aug. 15, 2011
    "I beleieve a secure border would help our economy ,It would create jobs it would create a more difficult barrier for drug trafficers and criminals to over come. I have no problem for hard working people to come here to work this is a great country full of opportunity no matter race or religion they are all welcome to come legally to work and create futures here the very thing this wall will stand for is the very reason they will want to come"
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  • -29 +8 -37 cab9 Jul. 3, 2012
    "no because they are still comming. we should have an affective border patrol down there shooting them as the try to cross."
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    • -1 0 -1 Buzzy Bland Nov. 12, 2013
      "So... Does that mean the Canadians can shoot your child next time you slip into Canada for a vacation?"
  • -41 +23 -64 acolvin Oct. 3, 2011
    "Fences can be breeched. We need a more realistic deterant that will keep humans out. A fence made of pitbulls maybe. Sympathasizers think illegals come here because their country is corrupt. It is but how did it get that way? Do these sympathizers think Mexicans are nice and play fair until they go to work for the Mexican government and then something awful happens their first day on the job -- they go bad?? Do these sympathizers think the illegal drug trafficers are not part of the same freeloaders crossing illegally wanting to take advantage of "free" El Norte, where there is a job and money to send back home? I work with these types at a decent company which pays well and provides real benifits. . I can tell you first hand that even the ones here legally, will steal, lie, and cheat -- and send their money "home" despite the fact that they have a brand new life and opportunity. They could care less. They don't want to assimilate; they want to manipulate. They love Mexico; they use America. They are economic parasites, and do what they have to use the sytem and do what they have to to avoid contributing to it or participating in it, unless they think it is to their advantage. Manipulation and toxicity. That's all I see."
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    • +1 +5 -4 Latina in America Dec. 14, 2011
      "Then maybe you should open your eyes and not judge because of a few people you know. I found your comment racist and offensive."
  • -43 +32 -75 joshua brock Aug. 28, 2011
    "The bad of it is that it isnt the complete solution to illegal immigration cus we hav to do something about the 12-20 million in here already.Also building the fence solves nothing about the other illegal,italians,haitians,cubans,columbians etc coming here by way of water."
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    • +2 +2 0 Blank Apr. 27, 2017
      "Even if trump decides to build a wall across the border between Mexico/U.S. it will cost a lot of money and spending all that money on a stupid wall could drop our economy down.Also it will take a long time to build a wall that wide."