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BORDER WALL: Should the United States Build a Wall Along the U.S.-Mexico Border?
The United States needs to build a wall to prevent illegal immigrants, drugs, and dangerous criminals from secretly crossing into the country. A wall is a practical solution that will help secure the nation’s borders, safeguard Americans, and protect U.S. Border Patrol agents.
A border wall would be an extremely expensive and ineffective solution to an exaggerated problem. Unauthorized crossings into the United States have declined in recent decades, and a wall would do little to stop the most determined immigrants and smugglers from entering the country.
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