The border wall, Trump’s Folly, is an intolerable waste of taxpayers’ money. There is no evidence that the structure would deter immigrants desperate for a better life. America has always been a beacon of hope for the poor, the oppressed, and those seeking an escape from violence and authoritarian government. We must not brand these immigrants by gross generalization and misinformed characterization. Yes, we need immigration reform but we needs Congress willing to address the issues rather than passing the buck. These people have become pawns in an arcane political game. We’re playing with people’s lives. We need to address the issues that are driving these waves of migrants to our border. These people have given up homes and livelihoods to get here. Where is our compassion?