Clearly, Mexico does not have the political will to examine why so many of its citizens come here to work. Mexico has corruption, lack of education, and an enormous wealth disparity to deal with, among other things. They’re getting angry at us for not solving their problems to their satisfaction.
A wall could work as a deterrent, but personally, I don’t think think it’s the most effective long term solution. People climb around walls, or under them, or tear them down. Walls can get covered in resentment, graffiti and wasted dollars. I think it’s more of a way for some politicians to release the steam of their constituents at the moment.
Here’s a current wall proposal:
Estimated cost: at least $2.1 billion dollars
Here’s some Robert Frost.
How good are our reasons?