This entire issue needs a shifted focused to making the lives of “immigrants” and those seeking refuge from US created violent dictatorships/corporate land-grabs/uber-wealthy oligarchy in Latin America, not building another Apartheid Wall. The Israeli apartheid wall built to steal Palestinian lands feeds trumps racist demands and his Israel-first supporters/handlers would like that to divert attention from their racist wall also built with American taxpayer money.
Make the lives of our southern neighbors better and reverse over a century of US support and arming of right-wing dictators and death-squads, United Fruit and other corporate land thieves, and people would likely stay in their own flourishing countries.
This isn’t about some BS “critical attack on our nation” by women and children fleeing violence, it’s about the vast harm we have caused over a century in Latin America, and the crony contractor profits to be made on a “wall” or any such scam, and profits now being made by private “contractors”, prisons (concentration camps) for children and parents, ICE goon police-state fascism, and the evil racist politics of the odious trump regime. We also must not forget other administrations that have gone before of both parties catering to right-wing bigots and racist rot…“Barry” !
Don’t forget, as they would like, he $5.7 Billion is only a down-payment with figures of $20 - $25 Billion and higher for all the orange pig demands! One article likened the wall’s true cost to “one and one-half aircraft carriers”. I prefer to think of the cost in schools, single-payer not-for-profit health care, education and predatory student loan forgiveness, critical environmental action and other such-like.