United States President Donald Trump signed an executive order today authorizing the construction of a wall on the Mexico-U.S. border, a move that is not sitting well with Mexican politicians. Trump fulfills one of his main election campaign promises with the order, which also includes measures to combat illegal immigration and deport illegal immigrants who break other laws.
SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER The estimated final cost of that “Wall” would depend on such factors as terrain, the presence of necessary infrastructure such as roads, and the acquirement of land in the wall’s path.
McALLEN, Tex. – In this South Texas city in the Rio Grande Valley, the border is a barrier. A river. A fence. A symbol. The fence itself lines the Rio Grande roughly nine miles from downtown McAllen, a city of wind-battered palm trees where Mexican culture has long shaped life.