Trump’s border wall ignores a long history of U.S. cooperation with Mexico. That’s a problem.

2/14/2017 Washington Post

barbed wire fenceThe weekend’s protests in Mexico City were a reminder that President Trump’s proposed “physical wall on the southern border” has two sides, not one.

In late January, Trump’s executive order on border security called for the construction of the wall, along with increased border patrol activities to control immigration.

The order requests a full review of all “direct or indirect Federal aid or assistance” to Mexico over the past five years — and Trump claimed in a Jan. 25 ABC interview that “we will be in a form reimbursed by Mexico.”

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