Border wall in jeopardy

A recent government report shows smugglers have been able to cut through the border wall separating the United States from Mexico.

The border wall, which President Donald Trump has claimed to be impenetrable, was perforated by drug smugglers from Mexico using tools commonly found in hardware stores. The smugglers were able to cut through a section of the wall, and open it in a way to sneak through. In response, Trump issued $300 million in contracts to improve the wall, while also downplaying the effects of the discovery, claiming that the damage is easily fixable.

“We have a very powerful wall,” Trump said. “But no matter how powerful, you can cut through anything, in all fairness…One of the reasons we did it the way we did it, it’s very easily fixed. You put the chunk back in.”

Aryan Ghandi (11) said the wall wasn’t be as effective as claimed.

“The wall is effective, as it does keep out some of the people, but it can’t keep out everyone,” Ghandi said.”The wall never was able to do that. Borders aren’t able to keep out everyone, unless you build a huge wall that is impassable. Or an electric wall.”

AP World History teacher Kirk Murphy said the breach was almost guaranteed to happen.

“I understand wanting to control immigration, I think that’s a good thing,” Murphy said. “Building a wall is a little medieval. It didn’t work for the Chinese, and it’s not going to work for us.”

By David Tran