Originally Posted by Ataturk
Most Mexicans don't sneak across the border. They drive up the checkpoint, say they're coming in to visit for a couple days, and get permission to come in.
The only ones who have to sneak across are the ones who got caught and deported once before. And since our government is no longer trying to catch illegal aliens or deporting most of the ones it catches, anyway, the wall won't do much.
As I recall, half of illegal immigrants entered legally on various visa types and then simply never went back. That's how most of the (numerous) Asian illegal immigrants get over here.
The wall is just a lazy symbolic "solution" to the immigration problem, with an additional helping of not-so-subtle appeal to voters who just don't like brown people (like many of Trump's supporters). It's not going to fix the problem, it's expensive, and it's a distraction from doing anything substantial to actually address the much more complex solution that would actually be necessary.