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The American Wall: Plate 17

"When the United States began building a piecemeal border fence to divide itself from Mexico in 2006, fine-art photographer Maurice Sherif embarked on a journey to document what he considers the biggest project since the Panama Canal. Unlike that effort, however, Sherif says the steel barrier...

In the Shadow of the Wall: Unintended Consequences Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Photography by Eric White, essay by Melissa del Bosque. Once Magazine, Nov. 2011 .

Americans struggle to live in America...on the 'Mexican side' of border fence

"Some Texans, like Taylor, live completely on the other side of the $6.2 million-a-mile wall. Others had their property split in half by the fence, after the government seized portions of their land. At least 200 people in Cameron County had some of their land seized for the fence."...

Artists Paint Border Wall, Hope for its Demise

"They can't tear it down, so they decided to do the next best thing. They painted it. For nearly a year, a contingent of artists from southeastern Arizona has joined forces with Mexican children to paint portions of the 650 miles of border fence separating the United States and Mexico. Some...

May 30th Event - In the Shadow of the Wall: Family Separation, Immigration Enforcement & Security

"Please join the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and the University of Arizona's Center for Latin American Studies for a public forum with the authors of a new report drawing on data from Wave II of the Migrant Border Crossing Study, a multi-institution and binational project. Jeremy...

Mapping the Border Wall

"We now have what is – as far as we know – the most complete and detailed map of the border fence system that is publicly available." - Michael Corey, Center for Investigative Reporting, Apr. 10, 2014 .

The American Wall

There's a lot of talk these days about building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. News Flash: We already have one. See: The American Wall Hidden in Plain Sight The American Wall - From the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico Maurice Sherif: The TT Interview - [Please scroll down to...

The No-Man's Land Beneath the Border Wall

Jeremy Raff, The Atlantic, July 7, 2016 - "There's a small stretch of soil north of the Rio Grande river that's still part of the United States, but exists below the Mexican border wall. The Atlantic went inside this no-man’s land to uncover what life is like in a place that feels...

Border Ranchers Say Trump's 'Beautiful Wall' Won't Work

Dan Barry, New York Times, July 24, 2016 - "[W]hat if this beautiful wall — and “wall” is the term used in the Republican Party platform — had a foundation deep enough to discourage tunneling? What if the beautiful concrete panels were designed to thwart climbing over or...

The Wall: A Special Report

Texas Standard, Jan. 9, 2017 - "Building a wall along the 2,000-mile border between the United States and Mexico was a signature plank of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. His win in November is bringing the reality of that proposal into focus. The U.S. has 650 miles of existing barrier...

84 Lumber Super Bowl Commercial - The Entire Journey (Banned by Fox)

"The full, uncut 84 Lumber Super Bowl promotional film . ... Contains content deemed too controversial for the original ad and banned from broadcast [by Fox]." But was the ad about the wall...or the door? Find clues here and here .

DHS: Not Enough Cash On Hand For Trump's Border Wall...Just "Prototypes"

Julia Edwards Ainsley, Reuters, Mar. 2, 2017 - "President Donald Trump’s promise to use existing funds to begin immediate construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has hit a financial roadblock, according to a document seen by Reuters. The rapid start of construction, promised throughout...

Lawsuit Targets Trump's Border Wall, Enforcement Program

Center for Biological Diversity, Apr. 12, 2017 - "The Center for Biological Diversity and Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva, who serves as ranking member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, today sued the Trump administration over the proposed border wall and other border security measures...

U.S. Senate Report: Wall Costs Could Soar Toward $70 Billion

U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, Apr. 17, 2017 - "The Democratic staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today issued a report detailing that costs for the Administration’s proposed concrete wall along the southern border...

Borderlands: Life in the Shadow of the Wall

Borderlands - How will a more complete border wall affect those who live in its shadow? President Donald Trump has pledged to build 1,250 miles of new border wall, and most of that would be in Texas, where only about 10 percent of the border is fenced in. But Texas is unique among border states: The...

The Border Wall: Fact and Fiction

Jimmy Williams, Apr. 28, 2017 - "While it has long been all too common for politicians to use immigration and, more recently, the wall as campaign issues, there is plenty of confusion and misinformation about both. Here’s a primer that separates fact from the fiction:..." DecodeDC...