Oct 9, 2017

3 things Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico wouldn’t accomplish

By Vanda Felbab-Brown - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

President Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico would be costly and counterproductive in a number of ways, as I explained in more detail in my recent Brookings Essay. No matter how tall, deep, or thick a wall will be, illicit flows will cross, with undocumented workers and drugs finding their way into the United States regardless. Nor will the physical wall enhance U.S. security.

Here are 3 things that the proposed border wall will not accomplish, in spite of what the president and his supporters claim.

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