Well, at least, that's what one anonymous internet poster says. He/she is quoted in the Austin Statesman article which asks the question:
Is it possible to build a border wall without the help of the very people it is intended to keep out?
Truth be told: much of the dirty, hot, uncomfortable, difficult, labor-intensive work done in this nation is done by workers from other countries. Since there's no avenue for them to be here legally, they are labeled "illegal aliens" by their detractors.
Apparently, building a wall to keep them out can hardly be done without them.
Muchas gracias to Maria/Maria for originally posting on this. She is a wonderful blogging friend and a great poster on border issues. She also posted this week on the way border walls play right into the hands of human traffickers, empowering their evil work. Check her out!
I'm reposting the 2008 Folk Alliance 'Song of the Year' from El Paso native Tom Russell: Who's Gonna Build Your Wall?, illustrated with the photography of David Burckhalter. It is just ever so appropriate today.
Click this to enlarge and read it...get the El Paso, TX flavor of the border:
Today is August 30, Day 4 of the Peace and Unity March against the border wall. The march schedule today is:
8 am Fabens: Leave to Socorro (take Socorro Road )
1 pm San Elizario: Arrive in San Elizario for a midday event (from 1-3 pm)
6 pm Socorro: evening community event (rest)