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...