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.
|Title of host publication||The Trump Presidency|
|Subtitle of host publication||From Campaign Trail to World Stage|
|Editors||Mara Oliva, Mark Shanahan|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
- Mexican immigration
- border wall