Trump’s Mexican Wall

Source: BBC News, February 6

President Donald Trump has set in motion his plan to build an “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall” between the US and Mexico.

The border is about 1,900 miles (3,100 km) long and traverses all sorts of terrain.

Mr. Trump says his wall will cover 1,000 miles and natural obstacles will take care of the rest.

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Source: Chicago Tribune, February 17

Around 1,500 Mexicans protested against US President Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the US-Mexico border Friday by making a human chain.

“Hand in hand we show a national unity that makes no distinction between people,” said Senator Armando Rios Piter as he stood with other politicians and students along the Rio Grande near Ciudad Juarez. “Mexico is more than a wall.”

Armando Cabada, the mayor of Ciudad Juarez, said the human chain showed that people in the border region were more united than ever.

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2 responses to “Trump’s Mexican Wall

  1. The WSJ reports that the existing wall is full of gaps because the federal government has been unable to negotiate land access. The land cannot simply be expropriated. Many court cases in progress; more to come…

  2. Perhaps ironically, A.Word.A.Day brings me this quote today: “Roads endure longer than pyramids.” — Karol Bunsch , novelist (1898-1987)