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The Hurdles to Building a Border Wall

Jan 23, 2017 | 09:15 GMT
The Hurdles to Building a Border Wall
President Donald Trump may find more support for his border wall project in sections of the country where a border barrier already exists, such as near Nogales, Arizona.
(FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

The building of a border-length wall between the United States and Mexico is a campaign promise that U.S. President Donald Trump continues to nurture. But the construction of such an edifice is no small matter, assuming congress would even approve or agree to fund such an endeavor in the first place. Not only must the Trump administration deal with internal complications -- such as legal opposition, issues of land ownership and physical geography -- but there is the matter of U.S.-Mexico relations and the fluid, adaptive nature of the migrant flow from South America. ...

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