If you're wondering why the pork industry specifically, don't worry, it's just step one. The beef and poultry industries are next. Suddenly cricket burgers and nuggets aren't sounding so bad.
The Wall Will Destroy Archaeological Sites
The Mexican border wall perfectly embodies Donald Trump's politics: pointless, racist, and cruel. Not only do the vast majority of immigrants arrive here legally, then just overstay their visas, but we actually have an overall net outflow of immigrants. This doesn't even begin to touch upon the mountain of bullshit the government needs to climb to construct the wall. It not only will cost billions of tax dollars to build it on land seized from private citizens using eminent domain, but it will also cost us a link to our past.
The wall would destroy at least 17 archaeological sites in the Sonoran Desert alone. In those areas, we've discovered invaluable insights about the people who lived there, with some of the findings dating back 16,000 years. The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Bennie Thompson, admits that even just replacing the existing border fence would "permanently damage these areas."
Despite this, Trump has decided to continue playing the part of Indiana Jones villain, and has even given authorized Homeland Security to waive environmental protection laws, which basically gives it carte blanche to destroy the land without a second thought.
National Parks ServiceHere's a look at the almost impossibly beautiful area before it becomes a tangle of chain link and razor wire.