Americas Now: Is a complete border wall possible?

President Donald Trump continues to campaign for his complete border wall. but at the eastern end of the US-Mexico frontier, The Line Becomes A River.


U.S. President Donald Trump continues to insist on building a border wall with Mexico. He also maintains the idea that Mexico will foot the bill for the construction.

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But there are some blockades to Trumps’ own blockade. One is simple geography. Finishing the Texas part of the wall would be challenging to construct because of the meandering Rio Grande river.

Correspondent Alasdair Baverstock took a closer look from beside the wall itself.

Illegal immigration occurs on a daily basis in south Texas. And many residents favor President Trump’s proposed wall even though its construction would be life-altering.

The border wall has also caused concern among residents about land seizure by the federal government. Most of the land along the Texas border is privately-owned.

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Alasdair Baverstock MA is an award-winning multimedia foreign correspondent based in Mexico City, with more than five years of experience covering Latin America. Originally from London, and with full NCTJ certification, he specialises in news and feature journalism for print, radio and television. His work has previously been used as set-texts in British A-Level examinations. He currently works as CGTN America's Mexico correspondent, and has formerly published work in TIME Magazine, Daily Mail, The Atlantic, Penthouse, Fox News, BBC, Daily Telegraph, TRT World, and others.


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