Feature - In the Shadow of Trump's Wall
Peter van Agtmael
On January 25th, 2017 President Donald Trump signed executive actions regarding United States immigration policies. Part of those orders authorized building a border wall with Mexico.
While on the campaign trail, President Trump said that if elected he would build “a great, great wall” along the US-Mexico border to cease the flow of immigrants, despite the effect it might have on local residents.
In May 2016 Peter van Agtmael visited two Texas border towns with ties to Mexican communities on the other side. To local residents, Trump’s proposed wall is perceived as the physical embodiment of...