When we think of Trump’s wall, we often focus on the effects that the wall will or will not have on immigration, and how much of a financial burden will fall on the shoulders of tax payers. What we don’t typically focus on are the other effects that a wall would have on our planet, our country and on our citizens.
That’s where Beto O’Rourke comes in. Yesterday, O’Rourke released a video that has since gone viral, showing social media users just how much damage Trump’s wall would cause, if built.
The video, which can be seen below, describes some of the many negative effects that most people are unaware of.
“President Trump’s proposed border wall would block access to the Rio Grande, the 4th longest river in North America; Seize land from Americans through eminent domain; exile hundreds of thousands of acres of the U.S. to a no man’s land between the river and the wall; seal off critical wildlife corridors; destroy your public lands; and send the wrong message to the world. The southern border already has over 600 miles of wall and fence, and since 2007, the undocumented immigrant population has grown more through Visa overstays than unauthorized border crossings. We need realistic immigration reform, not a symbol of division.”
At the time of this publication, the video has had over 2.55 million views on Twitter alone.
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) December 28, 2018