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Supporters of infrastructure spending say it's not a nice to have, it's a must-have. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the United States a D+ grade on our roads, bridges, waterways, electrical grids, and other infrastructure. The group says spending money on a border wall while our existing infrastructure crumbles is like building a fence when our house is on fire.

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"From the crumbling bridges of California to the overflowing sewage drains of Houston and the rusting railroad tracks in the Northeast Corridor, decaying infrastructure is all around us, and the consequences are so familiar that we barely notice them—like urban traffic congestion, slow-moving trains, and flights that are often disrupted, thanks to an outdated air-traffic-control system."
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But President Trump’s promise to build an “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall” paid for by Mexico was his most vivid campaign promise, and the most popular chant at his rallies was "Build that wall!" 

It is a tangible symbol of his stance against illegal immigration, and in many ways, the centerpiece of his successful campaign. There will be serious consequences for Republican lawmakers if they do not follow through on building it.

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Trump and his supporters argue illegal immigration takes jobs away from Americans, reduces our resources, increases crime, and is responsible for the opioid epidemic.They say building a wall is worth the money because it would solve all these problems at once.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lauded Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. For both leaders, security is paramount, and the border is the house on fire that needs to be dealt with first.

“I built a wall along Israel’s southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea,” he added.
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