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Roundtable: A Closer Look At The Border Wall

Roundtable: A Closer Look At The Border Wall


Jean Guerrero, reporter, KPBS

Leonardo Castañeda, reporter, inewsource

Brandon Quester, director of data and visuals, inewsource

Kate Morrissey, reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune


The Story

President Donald Trump is demanding Congress fund the construction of a wall along America’s border with Mexico. Work has already begun, with eight prototypes of new structures recently being showcased in San Diego.

In the new series "America's Wall," KPBS and inewsource obtained previously unseen federal documents that detail the existing barriers along the border built under several previous administrations. The series also profiles people on both sides of the border, and both sides of a contentious issue.

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The Discussion

—What does the newly released data tell us about the current border barriers and migration patterns?

—How does the border patrol view plans for a new wall and how would it impact their jobs?

—What's happening right now with the wall prototypes built in San Diego?

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