Skip to comments.Undaunted by Trump's wall, migrants vow to go over it
Posted on 03/13/2018 5:05:21 AM PDT by SkyPilot
A man jogs on the Mexican side of the Mexico-US border in Tijuana, from where prototypes of the wall that US President Donald Trump wants to build are visible
Eladio Sanchez is unimpressed by the eight border wall prototypes looming over his house in Tijuana, Mexico, almost within spitting distance of where US President Donald Trump will visit Tuesday.
At age 30, he has already snuck over the border several times, and doesn't expect Trump's wall will have much effect on undocumented migrants like him.
Pointing to the only prototype with an angular barrier at the top -- a concrete structure built by Texas Sterling Construction Company -- Sanchez says that one might slow him down a little more than the others.
But, he told AFP, "you can get over it anyway."
"It's just a little more complicated. But people are always looking for a way to get over -- out of necessity, not because we want to."
In Tijuana, Trump's visit to the prototypes looks like just the latest slap in the face from a man who launched his presidential campaign calling Mexican immigrants "criminals" and "rapists" and has since driven US-Mexican relations to their lowest point in recent memory.
It's as if "he wants to come just to tell us he's here, that he's going to do what he promised with the wall," says Sanchez, who lives in a small gray house in a poor neighborhood that juts up against the border, across from Otay Mesa, on the outskirts of San Diego.
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Not tall enough apparently.
For many Mexicans who have been deported from the United States, things have gone from bad to worse under Trump.
"Everything is more difficult with Trump. He's really racist," says Carmelo Alfaro, 56, sitting on a mattress on the floor in the Migrant Hotel.
He was deported recently after working for 15 years as a gardener in San Francisco.
He now plans to move back "all alone" to his native state of Jalisco, in the west, and says he is resigned to living the rest of his life without his three US-born children. He and his wife decided they would be better off in the United States.
Yeah, really "racist" to make you comply with the same laws that your own nation (Mexico) rigorously enforces. But we're glad you left your spawn here to mooch off of Food Stamps, Universal Program for Subsidized Phones for Low Income, EBT Food Stamps (SNAP), ObamaCare Subsidies for Immigrants, ObamaCare Subsidies for Low Income, Medicaid, Section 8 Housing, Unemployment, TANF Welfare, Hispanic Energy Assistance, EITC, General Assistance Cash, Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Assets for Independence, School Lunch Assistance, Child Care Development Fund, SCHiP State Supplemental Health Insurance Program, Consolidated Health Centers, Foster Care Grants, Consolidated Community Health, Maternal and Child Health Assistance Fund, Healthy Start, School Lunch Block Grant, Job Assistance, Job Training, Minority Job Assistance, Job Relocation, Woman Infants and Children's Program, Minority Summer Jobs, Hispanic Jobs Program, Special Milk Program, Needy Families, Farmer's Market Nutrition Program, Public Housing, Social Security Disability, Social Security for Refugees, Social Security for Humanitarian Cases, and Social Security for Asylum.
The vow to come over it? A shoot to kill order will stop that. Let their bones pile up on the south side. The fertilizer will bring greening to the desert.
Maybe that’s why God created snipers?
If a person can scale a 30’ wall, and then a second wall (probably not as high though), it should automatically make him eligible to become an American, providing he agrees to try out for the Olympics.
Try scaling just a 15’ smooth wall with an unfriendly topping and you’ll get what I mean.
bare 480 volt wires might slow them down too
I thought they found the special forces couldn’t scale it, but good luck!
You don't WANT to; but are COMPELED by some unknown force??
Yup. My thoughts exactly. Shoot them coming over.
This is why we MUST quit giving SNAP, TANF, WIC, Medicare, government schools, driver licenses, etc. to illegal aliens.
If that doesn't curb their enthusiasm, we should try machineguns and land mines.
makes for a nice landing area...
In all those gringo factories in Mexico, all those oil fields, you can’t find work? You just gotta hop the border?
Yahoo! and AFP are enemies within, enemies of America.
Time to call out them, Google, Facebook, Twitter and the rest for what they are - domestic enemies.
Didn’t they send teams of Rangers or SEALS down there to try to scale them and even they couldn’t get over all of them?
It’s ironic that the Mexicans offended by being stereotyped as criminals love to brag about breaking American immigration laws.
Any wall can be scaled. A wall just serves to slow down a crosser, unless it is watched, and scaling it results in armed response.
Keep it up, squatters, and we’ll have to electrify that fence. It will be the world’s biggest bug zapper.
the border wall should be topped with a coil or two of concertina wire.
¿no sabes lo que significa ilegal?
(Dont you know what illegal means?)
Build turnstiles that operate in one direction - OUT - into the wall at several locations, then end welfare to illegals. Theyll self deport.
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