The fact that it's a symbolic gesture just kinda makes it seem even more pointless.
Like, the reason illegal immigration is such a thing is more due to deeper-seated issues, such as how the immigration system works and how companies will gladly hire immigrants - legal or otherwise - because they don't have to pay them as much since they either don't know their rights or don't have them.
But solving those problems would take far more time and effort and rustle the jimmies of people with more power than the average layman, plus it wouldn't look as impressive as just slapping a big thing that'll be circumvented within the first month of its existence.>>219494
I only draw the connection because both gun control and the wall are bandaid solutions to more complicated issues, and both are trumpeted as the cure-all for what people think is the biggest problem in America.
So it just confused me why one was obviously a problem in your eyes, while the other is more "fuck it, waste the money, let's just get this over with".
'Cause it is a waste of time and money in either case, not that that's stopped anyone in any government from doing it.