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What Emergency? (Opinion)
Posted on 14 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

GEN. MICHAEL HAYDEN and MATTHEW G. OLSEN, March 13, 2019 Gen. Michael Hayden (ret.) is the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency. Matthew G. Olsen is former director of the National Counterterrorism Center... Read More

Bipartisan Declaration of Former Senior U.S. Officials Refuting President’s Claim of a National Emergency at Southern Border
Posted on 25 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Just Security, Feb. 25, 2019 "A bipartisan group of 58 former U.S. government national security officials have submitted a Joint Declaration that directly challenges President Donald Trump’s proclamation of national emergency to allow the... Read More

The Wall: The Book
Posted on 11 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Maurice Sherif, The American Wall - "The American Wall, a photographic study and multidisciplinary critique of the steel wall being constructed along the U.S.-Mexico border. The purpose of the project is to raise public awareness and discussion about... Read More

Three Border Wall Lawsuits Consolidated
Posted on 24 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

October 24, 2017 - Federal District Court Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel (S. D. Cal.) consolidated three border wall lawsuits : "The Court GRANTS the parties’ joint motion to consolidate the [cases linked below] pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 42(a).... Read More

The Wall: A 2,000-Mile Search for Answers
Posted on 22 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USA Today - "“Build the Wall.” Three words energized a campaign. But could it be done? What would it cost? What would it accomplish? Our search for answers became this, a landmark new report, “The Wall.” The task was... Read More

The Taking: Eminent Domain and The Wall
Posted on 18 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The federal government’s boldest land grab in a generation produced the first border wall — and a trail of abuse, mistakes and unfairness. by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, and Kiah Collier and Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune. Illustrations... Read More

Cyrus Mehta: Making Sense of the Acquittal in Kate Steinle’s Case - Why Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Equating Immigrants with Criminals Must Stop
Posted on 4 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Dec. 4, 2017 - "Kate Steinle’s death was a senseless tragedy. On July 1, 2015, as she was walking along San Francisco’s Pier 14, a gun goes off and cuts her life short. She died in her father’s arms. The accused... Read More

Border Wall SNAFU Revealed in Emails
Posted on 26 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jill Castellano and Rafael Carranza, USA TODAY Network, Oct. 23, 2017 - "In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the USA TODAY Network obtained nearly 200 pages of emails sent to and from a CBP email address that was set up in March... Read More

The Environmental Consequences Of A Wall On The U.S.-Mexico Border
Posted on 23 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Leah Donnella, NPR, Feb. 17, 2017 - "Environmentalists and civil rights activists say the proposed wall on the southern border with Mexico is a threat to the environmental rights of the people who live on both sides of the border." Read More

Border Wall Becomes Metal Band: SonicAnta / Glenn Weyant
Posted on 30 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On a windy day in southern Arizona’s remote borderlands, Glenn Weyant had everything he needed to make music — a cello bow, a mallet and the miles-long fence dividing the United States and Mexico. ... The results, he said, were beautiful... Read More

Eminent Domain Litigation Will Halt Border Wall Construction
Posted on 3 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Gerald S. Dickinson, Washington Post, Mar. 3, 2017 - "Trump’s real difficulty will be in getting permission from property owners to build the wall — no matter how much money it takes — and the land wars that will bog down... Read More

Documenting the border fence between Mexico and the U.S.
Posted on 20 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melissa del Bosque, Once Magazine, writes : "The steel fence zigs and zags from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, a rust-colored scar on the American landscape. It passes through deserts and fertile farmland, backyards and wildlife refuges... Read More

Trump's Border Wall Will Destroy a Federal Wildlife Refuge
Posted on 17 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melissa del Bosque, Texas Observer, July 14, 2017 - "For at least six months, private contractors and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have been quietly preparing to build the first piece of President Trump’s border wall through... Read More

The 2,000 Mile Wall in Search of a Purpose: Analysis by CMS
Posted on 10 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Robert Warren, Donald Kerwin, Center for Migration Studies, March 2017 - " ... This report speaks to another reason to question the necessity and value of a 2,000-mile wall: It does not reflect the reality of how the large majority of persons now... Read More