Alexis Okeowo wrote:

The wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is the new Berlin Wall. It offends both Mexicans and Americans. It comforts some Americans. And it keeps expanding. Some $2.4 billion has been spent since 2005 on a still-unfinished project to erect more than 600 miles of new fence along the US-Mexico border. Yet the new fencing has been breached more than 3,000 times, costing $1,300 for the average repair.

Now controversy is heating up over the border wall again. Besides the inflating costs, the wall is destroying countless ecosystems, as the borderlands contain federally protected areas and plants and animals found nowhere else on earth. Environmental groups and laws are holding up construction, much to conservatives’ displeasure. Fences built along the U.S.-Mexico border are threatening wildlife species and the ground pollution it is creating is catastrophic. Technologically, the construction of the fence is a structural nightmarethat continues to divide human families. Will this wall ever end?

I invite you to join Woolman Semester students on both sides of the US Mexico border fence. Although every year the border wall gets bigger, higher, and more militarized, immigrants desperate for better lives for their families continue to risk the crossing. Hear from a border patrol guard, a border park ranger, and a mother who was just deported to Mexico while her kids were at school in the US.

Posted by: Conrado Garcia Jamin


About northernbarbarians

I'm an activist and advocate for human rights and the establishment of penalties to the simulators and inconsistent. My fight is for respect for universal rights and freedoms. Journalist various print and electronic media in several countries. Independent research analyst of social risks in unions, political, corporate and institutional image. Four books published and three in electronic version. Live one day at a time, even on payments, sometimes alive yesterday. Modest income is the price of freedom.
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