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Feature - In the Shadow of Trump's Wall
Peter van Agtmael
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...

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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. Mailbox just north of the border...
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USA. Texas. 2016. Trucks wait at customs to cross into the United...
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USA. Laredo, Texas. 2016. Street scene right by the border in...
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USA. Laredo, Texas. 2016. Street scene in Laredo, Texas. Laredo...
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USA. Laredo, Texas. 2016. Street scene right by the border in...
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USA. Laredo, Texas. 2016. Street scene right by the border in...
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USA. Laredo, Texas. 2016. A portrait of Pete Saenz, mayor of...
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USA. Laredo, Texas. 2016. Linda Xochitl Mora, the PIO in Pete...
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USA. San Benito. Texas. 2016. A woman living in the shadow of...
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USA. Laredo, Texas. 2016. Street scene in Laredo, Texas. Laredo...
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USA. Laredo, Texas. 2016. Street scene right by the border in...
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USA. Laredo, Texas. 2016. Street scene near the border in Laredo,...
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USA. Roma. Texas. 2016. The nearly abandoned town of Roma along...
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USA. Laredo, Texas. 2016.
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USA. Texas. 2016. Scene of the Rio Grande in rural Texas.
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USA. Laredo, Texas. 2016. Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, seen with a...
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USA. Laredo, Texas. 2016. Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, seen with a...
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USA. Laredo, Texas. 2016. A pedestrian bridge connecting Nuevo...
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USA. Pharr. Texas. 2016. Border patrol pull over a minivan with...
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USA. Zapata County. Texas. Unidentified grave of a migrant who...
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USA. Zapata County. Texas. 2016. A gravedigger in the Zapata...
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USA. Zapata County. Texas. 2016. A gravedigger in the Zapata...
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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. The border wall just outside of...
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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. The border wall just outside of...
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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. Street scene by the border crossing...
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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. Street scene by the border crossing...
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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. By the border crossing in Brownsville....
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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. Caricature of Donald Trump by...
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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. The border fence and a suburban...
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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. A sign near the land of Pamela...
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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. Tony Martinez, mayor of Brownsville,...
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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. A portrait of Pamela Taylor. Taylor...
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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. Pamela Taylor, an 88-year-old...
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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. A portrait of Pamela Taylor with...
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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. A shotgun and a bullet proof vest...
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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. Max Pons, a biologist and manager...
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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. Max Pons, a biologist and manager...
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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. The border wall just outside...
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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. The border wall just outside...
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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. On the land of the Nature Conservancy,...
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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. The border wall just outside...
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USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016. "Trump" carved into the border...
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