I can throw some kudos to Texas: Most Texans do not want Trump's border wall A Border Wall Isn’t Very Popular Among The People Who Actually Live There Why President Trump's Border Wall Is An Example Of Bad Leadership- Forbes Magazine "Get the assumptions wrong and nothing else matters" - Peter F. Drucker President Donald Trump made it very clear last week that his administration intends to build a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. And he intends to make Mexico pay for it. He is so adamant he is willing to risk U.S./Mexican relations, canceling a meeting with the Mexican president. Unfortunately, this tempest is all because of a really bad idea. The wall is a bad idea because the assumptions behind this project are entirely false. Like far too many executives, President Trump is building a plan based on bad assumptions rather than obtaining the facts - even if they belie his assumptions - and developing a good solution. Making decisions, and investing, on bad assumptions is simply bad leadership. The stated claim is Mexico is sending illegal immigrants across the border in droves. These illegal immigrants are Mexican ne'er do wells who are coming to America to live off government subsidies and/or commit criminal activity. The others are coming to steal higher paying jobs from American workers. America will create a huge decrease in the number of illegal aliens by building this wall and keeping Mexicans in Mexico, and there will be a big jump in American employment. Unfortunately, almost everything in that line of logic is untrue. And thus the purported conclusion will not happen. (See link for more).