Authored by Martin Varona-
The extravagant decision of President Trump to close the U.S. Federal Government until he receives funding for the “wall” is rather controversial and has been met with great resistance. Trump wants to build any type of border protection whether it be a fence or a wall.
In my opinion, history has demonstrated over time that it repeats itself. If we start to build a new wall to divide the people then a new Berlin-style wall will appear somewhere else soon. The biggest consequence of the Berlin wall was the division of families. And now we start to see this same division of families happening in the U.S. with many immigrant families. In reality, the “wall” is just another form of a “separation-policy”.
Obviously the Immigration Policy of the U.S. is very complicated as it affects thousands of lives. It is estimated that 13,000 children are already separated from their families due to the current immigration policy. This number is certain to rise as additional restrictions are implemented, be it the “wall” or some other immigration reform policy.