You unfortunately kept that next line in, illegal immigration is MASSIVELY down over the past decade. Republicans didn't want to build a wall a decade ago, neither did democrats and illegal crossings, illegal immigration went down massively over that period. There is no crisis, there is no problem. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44319094 Would this be why you cut and cropped one image but left of the one that says it was 1.6billion migrants on the US mexico border in 2000, and it's been steadily around the 300-400k mark since 2010 and declined fairly steadily to that point. There is no sudden uptick, there is dramatically less activity on the southern border than in the past, like massively less. Absolutely no one at all except Trump believes there is a crisis. Illegal immigration is down, for a few years now the net total of immigrants means more illegals are crossing the border back into mexico than are crossing into the states. It's been that way for a few years and again back when the numbers were drastically higher, many more people were staying and there was a net flow of people into the US, it's literally gotten to the point where for every illegal immigrant that goes across, 1 or more go back across the boarder. This excusing the fact that both illegal immigrants and legal immigrants commit LESS crimes than the native population. THere isn't some massive wave where everyone crossing is a dangerous psychopath, most who try to stay permanently want a life away from crime ridden areas in Mexico, they want better lives and are willing to work for them. They also make up the vast majority of those who work on farms and other places that can't afford legal wages. Meaning stopping them crossing would actually damage the economy pretty badly with many many farms failing due to increasing cost of workers and simply lack of supply of workers. Americans don't want to work in the fields for terrible pay. There is no crisis, illegal immigration is WAY WAY down, net migration is way way way down to the point where it's a non issue, crime of immigrants is a non issue. The actual issues like terrorists being caught almost exclusively come through sea and air ports yet he wants to pee away money on a wall that won't help at all, as in it will literally achieve nothing at all while during his shut down security at airports and docks is worsened due to staff not being paid and not showing up. Most importantly that 5 billion, which people seem to forget is the FIRST of MANY MANY payments that would be required for the wall, would do drastically more for border security by being spent on security personnel for sea and air ports in america. Trump is 'in' construction... and he's trying to get a worthless wall built, ask yourself by who and where the money goes, when every single study, every single security/intelligence officer in the states says a wall won't help border security in the slightest. Walls can be scaled, walls can be broken, walls can be dug under... as the existing walls and fences... and the massive majority of illegal immigrants are those who overstay their visas, not those who cross the borders illegally.