In this Jan. 8, 2019 photo, a man holds on to the border wall along the beach, in Tijuana, Mexico. The migrant caravan that was seized upon by U.S. President Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2018 election has quietly dwindled to a few hundred people, with many of them having crossed into the U.S. or put down roots in Mexico. (Gregory Bull | Associated Press)

In this Jan. 8, 2019 photo, a man holds on to the border wall along the beach, in Tijuana, Mexico. The migrant caravan that was seized upon by U.S. President Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2018 election has quietly dwindled to a few hundred people, with many of them having crossed into the U.S. or put down roots in Mexico. (Gregory Bull | Associated Press)

Opinion: Vote ‘no’ on the border wall

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, should vote “no” to the border wall. Alaska does not need it. The Pacific Ocean is a barrier which does not rust. Voting to approve $5.6 billion to build a “wall” will not benefit Alaska and will bankrupt the United States. It will result in high taxes and no money for a healthcare program, schools, etc. In Europe, they get free medical care; all we get here is a wall 3,148 miles away from Juneau.

Jim Kanyusik,

Juneau


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