Background: President Trump’s proposed border wall, and more broadly how the United States defines its relationship with Mexico, directly affects the 12 million people who live within 100 miles of the border. Beyond the question of cost and payment, there are a number of very significant ways in which a potential wall will affect communities across the United States and Mexico in ways that have not been fully acknowledged or understood.
In her recent essay, The Wall, Brookings Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown argues that the Trump administration’s anti-immigration rhetoric is largely uninformed, and that the administration has greatly misunderstood the importance of a mutually beneficial agreement between the United States and Mexico that enables environmental, security, economic, and cultural cooperation.
On Thursday, January 11, Felbab-Brown will present findings from her essay, including new video drone footage of the U.S.-Mexico border captured just last month from Brookings Creative Lab, and will engage in a discussion with Representative Henry Cuellar (D-Texas).
- Will the live webcast be accessible for on-demand viewing?
- Can we embed the webcast on this page?
- Who is working toward environmental conservation in the USA/Mexico borderlands?
- How are the border barriers already impacting wildlife?