Americans are bombarded with news about protests against building a wall on the southern border. The Democrat Party is doing everything it can to stop the wall from being built. Certain judges, appointed by the previous administration, are hindering efforts to build a wall.
So, why is it necessary to build a wall along America’s southern border?
Perhaps one reason is that there is a war going on in Mexico and it is spilling over our southern border into our towns and cities. But the media does not report how this violence, primarily from drug cartels and gangs like MS13, are causing crime and violence to rise in our major urban areas.
CNN’s Elizabeth Roberts in an article titled Report: Mexico was second deadliest country in 2016 wrote:
It was the second deadliest conflict in the world last year, but it hardly registered in the international headlines.
As Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan dominated the news agenda, Mexico’s drug wars claimed 23,000 lives during 2016 — second only to Syria, where 50,000 people died as a result of the civil war.
In comparison, there were 17,000 conflict deaths in Mexico in 2015 and 15,000 in 2014 according to the IISS.
The Mexican government lashed out at the report’s writers. In a statement posted to its website, the government criticizes the report’s characterization of Mexico having a non-international armed conflict, saying the military’s policing of criminal gangs does not equate to what goes on in other countries. It also disagreed with the report’s methodology.
And Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a journalist.
Here are the top 5 countries for killings in 2016:
- Syria 50,000 [Est.]
- Mexico 23,000
- Iraq 17,000
- Afghanistan 16,000
- Yemen 7,000
Note that four of these “dangerous countries” are on President Trump’s travel ban, which several judges have stopped.