A major question in politics today is who should be allowed to enter and live in the United States. Immigration has become a key issue, with the population divided over whether America should open its borders to everyone or maintain strict control over who can come into the country.
Every country has a border, which can be natural (such as mountain ranges or rivers) or political. Borders can also change over time, especially in times of war, or when different regions agree to change their borders. For example, the USA now has 50 states, but that wasn’t always true. The states were once separated, but they joined together over time to make a union. Alaska and Hawai’i are the most recent states to join the United States. Alaska joined the US on January 3, 1959, and Hawai’i joined on August 21 of the same year.
Law or No Law?
Those in favor of opening the borders suggest that poor people come to the US to improve their lives and that the government should not stop anyone from entering the country. Others argue that people should not be encouraged to break the law by trying to enter the country without permission. President Donald Trump is probably the most famous person who wants to prevent people from entering the US illegally.
The US-Mexico border is one of the busiest in the world. It is also one of the most controversial. Trump started a fierce debate with his plan to build a wall along the US-Mexico border in order to stop people from entering the United States without permission. The policy has caused conflict; some people support the idea, but opponents say the US doesn’t need a wall. So far, Trump has not been able to start building the wall. Congress did not agree to give him the money needed, so Trump tried to use military money to build the wall. This was blocked by a court when some activist groups objected, but recently the Supreme Court – the highest court in the US – has now allowed Trump to use the money, after all. Four judges voted against the decision, while five voted in favor of it – showing just how divided people are on this issue.
A Trump Victory?
The president tweeted that the ruling was a “Big VICTORY” that would allow his plans to process. He added that it was a “Big WIN for Border Security and the Rule of Law!”
However, some suggest this matter isn’t settled yet, and that the wall may face more challenges.