Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s major immigration policy, apart from banning Muslims, is to build a wall between the US and Mexico in order to stem the flow of illegal immigration. This policy has been assessed by engineers in the press, who have said that the money and time that would go into building the wall described by Trump is way beyond what Trump has imagined:

“Human beings have built a 2,000-mile-long frontier wall exactly one time. Once. And it was accomplished only through a centuries-long building campaign that necessitated the forced labor of millions of Chinese peasants.”

A tipster tells us that a recent engineer-led feasibility study found that to build a concrete wall in the dry conditions of the US border, one end would crumble before the other end had even been built — so even if the project of building the wall actually managed to start, it would never end. Even if Trump does get elected, we doubt we’ll ever see that wall.

Peter Fray

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