The Wall Separating Countries And Families

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The Wall Separating Countries And Families

SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD

SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD

SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD

Cheyenne R. McKee, Assistant Editor/student-journalist

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Donald John Trump is the 45th president of the U.S, has been in office since November 2016, and promised the nation a wall to be built along Mexico’s border. He is trying to build it before his presidency ends, and by force not will.

Over the years there have been many things that have contributed to Trump as well as a lot of Trump supporters, wanting this wall. The most common and pressing reason being the illegal immigration of migrant people coming from Mexico and Central America going into the US.

A problem that many have with the wall is that Mr. Trump keeps changing the parameters on it. One moment he is stating one thing, the next something completely different.

In all of Mr. Trump’s past interviews, his answer to how high the wall will be has ranged from 30 feet to about 50 feet high. The amount of money that it would take to build it has also varied from a few billion to now about 20 – 40 billion.

The president has talked about what this wall will accomplish and the good things to come, but the toll it takes on families is tremendous. Parents sometimes send their older children over the border to live with other relatives in the hope of them achieving a better life, and as a result, their families are torn between the U.S and Mexico.  

When families are separated from each other, it can have a major impact on both the parent and the child, especially if the child is very young.  As of right now, due to certain laws, most times the children and parents, after separation, cannot be reunited for fear of deportation.

The New York Times reported that this is what happened to Carlos Padilla and his mother Josefina Hernandez Madrigal. They had to meet at a section of the fence where the poles were a few more inches apart, just enough room for a mother to be on one side, reach her arms through, and hug her son on the other side.

Josefina said, “(I am) glad and sad at the same time: glad to be here with him, sad because the fence is between us.”

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One Response to “The Wall Separating Countries And Families”

  1. Ashley Garcia on May 2nd, 2019 8:16 AM

    Sounds so good!! Very professional and interesting, good job!

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