51 New Eng. L. Rev. Offer of Proof 1 (2017)

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The Impact of Building the Wall on the

                Criminal Justice System





                              MELANIE  REID

If   there's one thing Donald  Trump  has consistently advocated while  on
   the  campaign  trail this past year, it's building a wall and having
   Mexico  pay  for it.' Trump has argued the following: (1) there are too
many  illegal immigrants in the United States; (2) Latin American countries,
particularly Mexico,  are exporting  crime  and  poverty  into the United
States; and (3) these actions have been financially draining on the nation.2
In addition, this situation has a disastrous effect on U.S. jobseekers who are
unable  to find employment   because  of illegal immigration.3 Along  with
building the wall, Trump  wants to triple the number of Immigration  and
Customs   Enforcement  (ICE) officers to strictly enforce immigration laws,
detain and  return  all illegal aliens apprehended  at the border, defund
sanctuary  cities which refuse to cooperate with federal law enforcement,
subject those who overstay their temporary  visas to criminal penalties, end
automatic  citizenship for  the children  of illegal immigrants,  increase
standards  for the admission of refugees and  asylum-seekers,  and place a
temporary   hold  on  green  cards  issued  to  foreign workers   to force
employers  to hire domestically.4
    There have  been several criticisms of this building the wall strategy.5
One  writer from the Huffington  Post recently wrote that Trump  is indeed

  * Professor of Law, Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law. I would like to thank all
the participants in the Politics for Criminal Justice discussion group at the Southeastern Association
of Law Schools Conference for all their feedback and insightful comments.
  1 According to Trump's campaign website, the first of his core principles of immigration reform
is, A nation without borders is not a nation. There must be a wall across the southern border.
Immigration Reform That Will Make America Great Again, DONALD J. TRUMP  FOR
PRESIDENT,https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/immigration-reform [https://perma.cc/685QPJ
4A].
  2 See id.
  I Id.
  4 See id.
  s See, e.g., Willa Frej, Europe is Living Proof That Donald Trump's Wall Idea Wouldn't Work,
HUFFINGTON POST (Oct. 14, 2016), http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/europe-border-walls-


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