Bring wall down by be­ing en­gaged

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Opinion -

Some peo­ple might have voted for Don­ald Trump for safety to be pro­tected by a wall that is sup­posed to stop il­le­gal im­mi­grants from cross­ing the bor­der. This wall was meant to pro­tect us from il­le­gal im­mi­grants, yet it caused a gov­ern­ment shut­down, which left a lot of em­ploy­ees out of work and pay for a cou­ple of months.

Don­ald Trump is also in­sist­ing he should pull funds from our na­tional emer­gency fund­ing. These funds are meant to be for emer­gen­cies such as floods, droughts, or pro­vid­ing to vic­tims of fires. If our pres­i­dent were to take these funds, it would be hurt­ing those who need it if an emer­gency were to hap­pen.

Peo­ple can say that this wall is meant to pro­tect us, but it’s caused divi­sion, and so far it’s been hurt­ing peo­ple. A Bee ar­ti­cle, “Cal­i­for­nia AG Re­buts Trump in Span­ish,” by Ye­se­nia Amaro re­ports these is­sues and ends with say­ing if we all come to­gether we could bring these walls down.

We all have the power to stop the ad­min­is­tra­tion from tak­ing over if we be­come po­lit­i­cally en­gaged and know what’s go­ing on in our coun­try.

– Alyssa Cedillo, Fresno

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