The invisible wall
A new and much more productive alternative to presidential candidate Donald Trump’s wall between Mexico and the United States.
Rather than build a wall, we see a vast, interconnected economic community founded along the border, to celebrate and encourage exchange between the two countries rather than condemn it.
Entitled ‘the invisible wall’, this proposal involves interconnecting the various sister cities along the border area through a web of transport links and industrial enterprises as well as public parks and recreation programs.
According to a U.S. ICE report each undocumented immigrant costs the american taxpayers $12,500. why not invest it in new legal jobs and facilities, as that is what immigrants want?’
The ‘invisible wall’ plan suggests investing this money into a border-wide network of highways and train routes, encouraging transport of goods and services throughout the region.
Approximately one-quarter of the population of the U.S. counties bordering Mexico live at or below the poverty line, with unemployment rates in US border counties at 5.6 percent (compared to 4.7 percent in the rest of the country). Mexican border states have an average poverty rate of 28 percent, significantly below the country’s national average of 37 percent. If immigrant people have more life opportunities through all Mexico’s territory, the wall becomes invisible.
About 11.8 million people live in the U.S.-MEX border area.
The proposal sees the idea of a wall re-interpreted into a number of industrius propositions.