The Age of Walls

Change is on the horizon, we all know this. The question is, in what way?

One of the many things that has become a topic of conversation over the last year is the building of a wall on the US and Mexico border.

The Washington Post had a documentary about how borders are rising all over the world, not just here in America. There were different reasons as to why these walls were built.

The most common reason was “security”. Security is a very iffy term these days due to who or what needs to be secured.

In the third part of this series, is when it starts to hit home. The Washington Post begins to discuss what could happen if the wall that President Trump preached about came to fruition.

In a nutshell, farming lands could be affected and other business may begin to suffer as well.

One of the common reasons that was portrayed in this piece was “bettering themselves” in regards as to why immigration is taking place.

I think we can all agree that somewhere our families history that someone wanted to do better for their future. So why should we deny that from anyone else.

I truly hope we as Americans can do better and truly be the better people as a nation.

Author: Eric Guzman

Hello, My name is Eric Guzman, I'm a student at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. I'm going in to the field of journalism with a concentration in radio broadcasting. My goal is to end up in Chicago doing sports talk, but I have a passion for music and film as well.

2 thoughts on “The Age of Walls”

  1. Reblogged this on Online Reporting, Research & Writing and commented:

    Hello Eric,
    As you have mentioned, people migrate and leave their families and countries to improve their lives and to look for better opportunities. In the past, our ancestors migrated to America to better their lives, so why not now?


    1. As far as my personal opinion on the topic, I have no issues with families migrating for better lives. My grandfather came here to better his life for his family. As far as what’s stated in this blog, there is no issue…I was using a statement that from piece to help support my point.


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