Bad Hombres: The Trump Administration, Mexican Immigration and the Border Wall

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Abstract

This essay examines President Trump's 2016 election campaign commitment to build a border wall with Mexico and the progress he has made in fulfilling this pledge during his first two years in office. Specifically, it addresses: Financial, legal, logistical and political problems that must be overcome to build a wall. Arguments advanced as justification for the project. Reasons why Trump has made the wall not only central to his election campaign but also a recurring, high-profile, policy commitment during his time in office.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Trump Presidency
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Campaign Trail to World Stage
EditorsMara Oliva, Mark Shanahan
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages137-158
ISBN (Print)9783319963242
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Trump
  • USA
  • Mexican immigration
  • border wall

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