The media continuously mentions how the majority does not want the wall, based off of polls. I do not believe polls, they poll people that they want to poll, and whom they have access to poll using methods not available to everyone.
This is why the wall is needed: No one really has any clue about how many people make it in to the US by sneaking over the border. No one has any clue about how many drugs make it across border lines. They make stats based off of assumptions. There is a stat that 40% of the illegal immigrants that are here are just overstaying their visas, and they call these people undocumented immigrants... that is far from the truth, they are documented, we know exactly how many people are still here that overstayed, and these are the people that already passed the security checks in order to be here in the first place, which probably means they are still productive citizens and not running around breaking other laws or committing violent acts.
The people that we don't have a true count on that crossed the border by sneaking over are the ones that are probably committing most of the crime and are not contributing productively to the country. They never passed a background check, or were approved for visas to work in the US. These are the true undocumented immigrants.
A wall just makes common sense. If we were able to count the people that made it across, they never would have made it across in the first place. The truth is we just don't know. Even if that stat were true about the 40%, that means, that with a wall, we would be preventing at least part of the 60% from making it across the border, which is better than nothing.
I'd like to know, out of the stats that the President said in his speech regarding the illegal acts by illegal immigrants, how many of them were overstayed visas and how many were border crossers. I think that would be a good stat to announce.