Also, being the victim of crime in their own country/city. How many parents would try to protect themselves and their children? The answer is simple, but many put blinders on. Not all places in the United States is safe, but escaping from a country where violence is common is reason enough to move elsewhere. Most of us are descendants of people who escaped from similar circumstances, or because of the lack of opportunity. The fact of the matter is, our country needs more immigrants. The birthrate of baby-boomers were historically low, and we now have an aging population without enough workers. Many countries are suffering the same fate; unless they let migrants into their country, their economy and caretakers will disappear. https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/431388-with-low-birth-rate-america-needs-future-migrants
Building a wall is based on ignorance and racism.