Originally posted by @whodey
There is less immigration now, now that Trump is in office. People in these other countries know that he ran on securing the border and opposed those who wish to let Mexico slowly annex the US back into Mexico via immigration. As a result, many less immigrants tried to make their perilous journey.
In fact, Operation Wet Back during the Eike administrati ...[text shortened]...
And as a result, many more will die trying to make the perilous journey if no wall is built.
Like on almost everything, you have your facts wrong. In reality, illegal immigration declined under Obama:
The number of illegal immigrants living in the US hit its lowest level in a decade under President Barack Obama's administration, a study suggests.
There were 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US in 2015 according to the Pew Research Centre, the lowest number since 2005.
And where was the biggest drop from. Em, Mexico:
Mexicans have long been the largest group among undocumented immigrants, the Centre noted, but their numbers have declined since peaking at 6.9 million in 2007.
In 2015, the Centre's estimate said the number declined to 5.6, making up 51 per cent of the total undocumented immigrant population.
The Wall is a stupid idea though I'm certainly in favor of measures making it harder for people not in the country legally to get jobs including severe penalties for those who employ them including jail and/or prison. How about you?