Yesterday, the prototypes for the U.S south border were erected and they are ready for the durability tests against pickaxes, power tools and sledgehammers.

The border wall was a main point in the campaign of the now 45th president of the United States Donald Trump, who sees it as a panacea to the illegal immigration problem of the U.S.

There is one problem though: a wall will not work. Or to be more accurate, for the amount of money and resources put into such a project, the return of investment will be very low.

This is not to advocate unchecked immigration, but here we examine a piece of infrastructure that will cost the US taxpayer billions to be built and billions to be maintained, and the question is, is it worth it?