As an excepted (essential) government employee, who was forced to work without pay for 35 days, the government shutdown was a complete waste of time. BOTH Trump and Pelosi looked like little children who needed a spanking. It was petty squabbling -nothing more. Do we need a wall? Yes, but in areas of high traffic, and it should be augmented by technology. The flood of illegal aliens, drug traffickers, and gang members (or future gang members) is extemely dangerous. Walls slow criminals so that Border Patrol time to respond to sensor alerts.