As someone who has spent 22 years of my life living 4 blocks away from the U.S.-Mexico border, I can say this with absolute certainty: Trump’s border wall is a sham.
It won’t make our communities safer. It won’t help local law enforcement. It won’t improve border security. Instead, it will be a multi-billion dollar waste of your taxpayer money.
If Trump actually spent the time to talk with people along the border, he would realize that a wall will not be effective. The U.S.-Mexico border includes winding waterways, mountain tops, and vast stretches of arid desert. Building a wall there would be, at best, futile -- and at worst, disastrous for border communities.
Trump’s border wall is nothing but an excuse to vilify our neighbors to the south. And as we’ve known all along, it’s another broken promise: if this wall gets built, Mexico isn’t paying -- the American taxpayer is.
Nancy Pelosi for Congress