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Richard Saunders, director of public safety of the Tohono O'odham Nation, walks along the vehicle barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border that crosses through the Tohono O'odham reservation in Chukut Kuk, Arizona April 6, 2017. Picture taken April 6, 2017.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RC1519AB0360
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The true costs of Trump’s border wall (part 2)

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In the second of two parts of a conversation about the U.S.-Mexico border wall that President Trump has pledged to build, Brookings Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown discusses the costs of a wall for the U.S. economy and the environment, and whether it would have any effect on crime and violence.

Also in this episode, meet Jay Shambaugh, new director of the Hamilton Project at Brookings.

Show Notes

“The true costs of Trump’s border wall (part 1)”

The Wall: The real costs of a barrier between the United States and Mexico

“The Hamilton Project at Brookings appoints Jay Shambaugh as new director”

Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producer Vanessa Sauter. Additional support comes from Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Rebecca Viser, and David Nassar.

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