How Walls Ended Up Along the U.S.-Mexico Border | NYT News


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  • then benagcz
    then benagcz  3 weeks back

    Highly politicies barriers lol we dont leave in XIX century lol

    • anthonymarcus48
      anthonymarcus48  4 weeks back
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      • E Randco
        E Randco  1 months back

        It’s because corrupt US politicians had s lot to gain from allowing cheap illegal labor into the country. If some murderers came in too, it was a small price to pay to keep big business happy. Also taxpayers weren’t supporting and educating illegals in those days. Times have changed.

        • pjdsa
          pjdsa  1 months back

          Those Japanese in the US were legal immigrants though, some has US citizenship too...

          • pjdsa
            pjdsa  1 months back

            The kids and grand kids of those mexicans are proud Mexican Americans..

            • pjdsa
              pjdsa  1 months back

              What hundred and ten years later.. even 50-60 years later, things changed.. many of those fences and walls were build in the mid 20th century.

              • pjdsa
                pjdsa  1 months back

                @0.12.. That is not an open strip of land.. there is some fence there..

                • James
                  James  2 months back

                  Liberal New York Times Trump haters everything racist, Americans were not jittery they were protecting this great country.

                  • MadLad
                    MadLad  2 months back

                    Build The Wall, solve many problems.

                    • MadLad
                      MadLad  4 weeks back

                      @J Fontana C That's the least of my concerns.

                    • J Fontana C
                      J Fontana C  1 months back

                      MadLad. Wouldn’t be a good relationship between Mexico and U.S, if the American build up the wall?

                  • Roger M
                    Roger M  2 months back

                    This is why I get so confused at these immigrants that are from Europe considered Mexicans immigrants if they're natives but people are just too stupid to understand this remember Natives and Mexicans are practically the same

                    • I suck dick because
                      I suck dick because  2 months back

                      Not at all, they are different natives, US natives are home to USA, Most Mexicans are Native but not native to US, they are Aztecs, Mayans, etc.

                  • Bratty Young
                    Bratty Young  2 months back


                    • Mixed World 200
                      Mixed World 200  4 weeks back

                      Bratty Young why so people can be killed and fried like chicken? That’s just horrible!

                  • T. H.
                    T. H.  2 months back

                    They forgot to mention Mexicans build great tunnels

                    • QuickDraw
                      QuickDraw  2 months back

                      It was because of cows lol saved the video there. Cows only

                      • Chango Satanico
                        Chango Satanico  2 months back

                        The whites put up the wall

                      • Robert Quesinberry
                        Robert Quesinberry  2 months back

                        New York Slimes

                        • America First
                          America First  2 months back

                          America so racist but everyone wants to come in anyway?

                          • KC
                            KC  2 months back

                            Ill tell you why, cus mexicans have about 10 kids per family. Ship them over some condoms. Over populated

                            • I suck dick because
                              I suck dick because  2 months back

                              More kids, someone is bound to be successful, look at the Jackson family.

                          • Top Rank AUDIOBOOKS PLUS
                            Top Rank AUDIOBOOKS PLUS  2 months back

                            Washington Post is propaganda for leftists. This video was mostly fine, but you guys still think that the wall is to keep Mexicans out. That’s not true, it’s to keep ILLEGAL people (It doesn’t matter your race) out of the country.

                            • Miguel Garcia
                              Miguel Garcia  2 months back

                              Your border line
                              Haaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaa

                              • Kerlos G
                                Kerlos G  2 months back

                                completely skipped all the civil wars the US funded in Central America, which devastated millions of people and killed thousands leaving permanent damage to the economies and political structure

                                • Johm Helen
                                  Johm Helen  2 months back

                                  No mention of NAFTA'S role in increasing borders

                                  • The Bitch is Back
                                    The Bitch is Back  2 months back

                                    Can't wait for Trump to be gone and we can tear down that fuxking fence.

                                    • I suck dick because
                                      I suck dick because  2 months back

                                      Yeah cause by then we won't need it.

                                    • Brayan M
                                      Brayan M  2 months back

                                      Well you only gotta wait till 2024 and then maybe your dream will come true but i still doubt it

                                  • Jose Zamora
                                    Jose Zamora  2 months back

                                    Good reporting. But to make correction, Mexican/Spanish people never left the land that was invaded before and after 1848-1846. Emphasize this part of the history.

                                    • Border ForceTV
                                      Border ForceTV  2 months back

                                      Borderforce USA - an amazing series on National Geographic that shows what it is really like on the southwest border.

                                      • jturner405
                                        jturner405  2 months back

                                        Thank you New York Times!! Everyone should watch this! I’m a proud and satisfied subscriber!

                                        • Ralph Nabozny
                                          Ralph Nabozny  2 months back

                                          because of drugs

                                          • Susan Ananda
                                            Susan Ananda  2 months back

                                            Where is the Southern Border Wall paid by the Mexican government as promised by President Trump?

                                            • Wicked 1323
                                              Wicked 1323  2 months back

                                              Susan Ananda “Russians laugh” 😂

                                          • Alabama Mothman
                                            Alabama Mothman  2 months back

                                            Because it's southern border country is a cartel state. That smuggles billions of dollars worth of drugs and children intended for prostitution a year. The NYTimes has written many articles about it.

                                            • I suck dick because
                                              I suck dick because  2 months back

                                              Obviously they know the wall won't stop cartels but will stop immigrants anyway.

                                            • Artistic Lion
                                              Artistic Lion  2 months back

                                              I mean, smugglers dig tunnels so a wall doesn’t really stop that

                                          • Alyssa Dyer
                                            Alyssa Dyer  2 months back

                                            Random question here: Is there such thing as illegall Canadian immigrants? And if so why is there not any fuss over that. This just came to me after reflecting on a conversation I had with some americans who would've sworn it wasn't a prejudice issue when discussing why they wanted tighter border control.

                                            • prInce 0786
                                              prInce 0786  2 months back

                                              It all started with filthy chinese

                                              • Lora Scelsi
                                                Lora Scelsi  2 months back

                                                Ellis Island type facility needed at border. All border states need a facility to ID and Vet people properly so kids are not trafficed. Feel bad for kids.

                                                • minekpista
                                                  minekpista  2 months back

                                                  What's wrong with Mexico....?

                                                  • Pablo Chapo
                                                    Pablo Chapo  2 months back

                                                    Yea we all remember that time America forced Mexico to sign over their land, that definitely happened

                                                    • Brayan M
                                                      Brayan M  2 months back

                                                      Artistic Lion ^

                                                    • Brayan M
                                                      Brayan M  2 months back

                                                      Pablo Chapo we paid them for it after tho

                                                    • Artistic Lion
                                                      Artistic Lion  2 months back

                                                      It did, it’s called colonization

                                                  • Pablo Chapo
                                                    Pablo Chapo  2 months back

                                                    We need a new wall

                                                    • Get a Life
                                                      Get a Life  2 months back

                                                      Build a better wall!

                                                      • mritachi15
                                                        mritachi15  2 months back

                                                        nancy and the democrats should stop lying to their base they agree with stopping illegal aliens bill did it and obama did it its bad for the economy

                                                        • Jesús Mendoza
                                                          Jesús Mendoza  2 months back

                                                          5:53 miren una persona negra inspeccionando a una persona morena

                                                          • JJSmalls
                                                            JJSmalls  2 months back

                                                            6:10 "Even though the number of illegal crossings are going down."

                                                            That's a load of croc. We have people coming up through the border from Africa, Cuba, and India for example.

                                                            Border apprehensions have averaged 500,000 in the past five years, with reports saying we will hit 1 million apprehensions this fiscal year alone. How many people aren't getting caught?

                                                            • JJSmalls
                                                              JJSmalls  2 months back

                                                              @Oxandrolone Yes from India, I've read the stories. It's not by the thousands sure, but there is a smuggling network that profits thanks to our porous border.

                                                              I do agree with you that people from India are hardworking and respectable, nothing against them. Just that immigration in general shouldn't involve paying a transnational smuggling network to get here.

                                                            • Oxandrolone
                                                              Oxandrolone  2 months back

                                                              JJSmalls From India? I seriously doubt that. Besides, Indians in the United States are model minorities, they have the highest income and highest percentage of college graduates out of any ethnic group in the United States.

                                                          • John Townsend
                                                            John Townsend  2 months back

                                                            The heart-breaking evidence (vids, photos. eye witness accounts) of the handiwork of Stephen Miller, the bumbling Joseph Goebbels of senior policy advisors to trump, who is the instigator of the immigration policy and travesty aftermath on the south border is as damning as it gets. Undoubtedly he callously views the ‘viral’ publicity afforded by this tragedy as going a long way to achieving his stated policy objective to discourage immigration (legal and illegal) by being “tough” on migrants. Indeed his extreme bombastic rhetoric on immigration matters in general would suggest that he is probably quite pleased and that it’s not only working but justified. It’s a deeply shameful development but not surprising for this trump administration.

                                                            • sexy monkey
                                                              sexy monkey  2 months back

                                                              It was done to collect taxes

                                                              • Egil Skallagrimson
                                                                Egil Skallagrimson  2 months back

                                                                The walls in Israel are working very good. America should have them too.

                                                                • LilGrimey5Star
                                                                  LilGrimey5Star  2 months back

                                                                  All this is just to spread Hate, it wasn’t illegal to Cross over from here to there or there to here till the 1930’s if I’m not mistaken, if you notice we are living in a worse more hateful and sick world than we lived in before, and about spreading disease, didn’t we already spread swine flu to Mexico? It originated in California and the USA was originally trying to blame Mexico but then proof came out that it originated in California, I just don’t understand why people can’t get along, we all live in the same world, we all want peace, we all want love, we all want to live a long happy life, and nobody wants to die

                                                                  • Carlos Jr
                                                                    Carlos Jr  3 weeks back

                                                                    U.S. just wanted to be more dominant country in the world, that's one of many problems we have. That we are 1st in militia, we are 1st in wealthiest, we are 1st in the more protected country etc... If a president care more about this then we are going to have many enemies.

                                                                • Xanax Smoothies
                                                                  Xanax Smoothies  2 months back

                                                                  the Chinese people in Mexico explains why some of my Mexican cousins look asain 🧐

                                                                  • Mixtape Mania
                                                                    Mixtape Mania  2 months back

                                                                    Dont forget....native Americans. Aztecs and tings

                                                                  • Miguel Castaneda
                                                                    Miguel Castaneda  2 months back

                                                                    Xanax Smoothies ahh they escaped their indentured service to well as the irish most went to culican

                                                                • adam casas
                                                                  adam casas  2 months back

                                                                  Video left out the part about America paying 15 million for the land they supposedly won in the war.So Mexico had a price and cant be mad for what they sold.

                                                                  • 50 Pct Amused
                                                                    50 Pct Amused  2 months back

                                                                    Imagine if you had a brand new Mercedes and I forced you to sell it to me at gun point for $10,000. Is $10,000 a lot of money? Sure it is. Is a brand new Mercedes worth $10,000? Absolutely not. Now imagine being blamed for selling your Mercedes at that price while you were under all that pressure.

                                                                • Awtee Sait
                                                                  Awtee Sait  2 months back

                                                                  It’s took more than 100 years from stones marked to a little bit of fence then another 100 years to concrete wall with wire and will take another 200 years to build half of the wall .
                                                                  Total will take 600 years to finally complete a wall that is protected more than 2000 miles . .. by the time the world will end before its built .

                                                                  • Miguel Castaneda
                                                                    Miguel Castaneda  2 months back

                                                                    Awtee Sait ironically wall sections first built on the san diego california were built by we mexicans..theres arcive footage showing it crossing daily..we were faster and cheaper than US workers amd did better work....

                                                                • Mazapan🎭KingPin™
                                                                  Mazapan🎭KingPin™  2 months back

                                                                  Oops i got thrue, 25% of total immigrant's are Mexican & VIP in the OOOOOOOPPPPPPSSSSIIIIEEEE DAISY party. In rebar, concrete, & brick's we believe.

                                                                  • Sexy Tomato
                                                                    Sexy Tomato  2 months back

                                                                    Idk why but the uniforms at 4:49 look fresh🔥

                                                                    • B H
                                                                      B H  2 months back

                                                                      The subtext is: how did the tragedy (border barrier) occur. Walls don’t work remember that lie?