45th US President is planning one of the world's largest
construction projects on the border with Mexico. Experts
estimate the costs up to $ 20 billion. The logistical
requirements for a project of this magnitude are enormous.
In addition to building materials, construction work must also
be paid for. The land question must be resolved legally, if
expropriations should not determine the Polish climate.
Geographical obstacles must be overcome. These include extensive
deserts with dunes, impassable mountain ranges and other
landmarks as well as rivers and streams that run along the
border to and from Mexico. In some cases, it is also possible to
interfere with nature conservation areas.
The basis for the decision are criteria as claimed by the
Ministry of Homeland Security and for which federal funds are
made available. The new US president had shown the wall
construction as a necessary defensive device in his election
campaign in order to reduce the number of refugees to the USA.
So far, only rough estimates are foreseeable how expensive the
wall will be on the several thousand-mile-long southern border
with Mexico at all. A few million dollars would have to be paid
for the construction of sections alone. Add neatly developed
roads, which are necessarily required to control the border
strip. Last but not least, there is maintenance, the two latter
expenses have not yet been included in these considerations.
Trump is also planning to make legal migration to the US more
difficult. It is expected that asylum law for people from Muslim
countries will dramatically increase. Already in the election
campaign he had proclaimed these intentions. Above all, refugees
from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Libya would be
affected. Human rights organizations criticize the plans with
A current meeting between Mexico's President Enrique Peņa Nieto
and Trump was in preparation. Nieto had finally turned against
the opinion of Trumps. In a public appearance in early January,
he said, "Mexico will not pay the wall, of course."
Various ways can be taken to move the neighboring country to the
cost. For example, there is a threat of punitive charges on
Mexican goods, which is why the investment plans of the big cars
are thrown together. There are fears that industry and industry
simply turn import tariffs on consumers, which leads to
considerable price increases for products and goods at the end
customer. Large car companies like Ford, Chrysler or GM are to
return to the USA. In the long run, however, it is assumed that
the import duties and return costs of the economy are more
harmful than they use.
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