In the Shadow of Trump's Wall by Pete...

In June, 2015 Donald Trump said that if elected president, he would build "a great, great wall" along the US-Mexico border to cease the flow of immigrants. Having since secured the Republican ticket, he still promises to build the big wall despite the effect it might have on local residents. - On assignment for CNN, Peter van Agtmael visited two Texas border towns with ties to Mexican communities on the other side of the border. Laredo and Brownsville lay on the Rio Grande - the natural boarder which also serves as peaceful parkland. To local residents Trump_s proposed wall is perceived as the physical embodiment of an anti-immigrant ideology, not just a construction project. A high percentage of local US residents are Hispanic and see the Republican candidate's plan as an attack on their demographic. - According to some Border Patrol agents, a big wall wouldn't halt the smugglers who profit from moving people across the border - they'd find other ways to keep business going. Some walls already exist in the form of rusty gates and pilings, having been built on property well within US territory. But there are gaps in it to allow free passage for residents, farmers and local wildlife. Currently, the Border Patrol guards these holes but a sealed-off Trump wall would prevent any movement between property situated between wall and the Rio Grande - the actual border. (mg)

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