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Your Call's Media Roundtable: The real costs of the US-Mexico border wall

Jose Luis Gonzalez
A boy looks at a fence that is part of a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall at Sunland Park, U.S. opposite the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, September 9, 2016. Picture taken from the Mexico side of the U.S.-Mexico border


On the next media roundtable, we’ll discuss two separate investigations on the US-Mexico border by USA Today and ProPublica. Last summer, journalists from USA Today flew, drove and explored every foot of the nearly 2,000-mile border to document what exists now and how that would be impacted by a wall. The Propublica series exposes the federal government's use of eminent domain to seize land for a fence along the US-Mexico border.


Dennis Wagner, senior reporter for The Arizona Republic and the USA Today Network

Julián Aguilar, reporter with the Texas Tribune covering politics and border affairs from the Texas-Mexico border

Web Resources:


USA Today Network launches groundbreaking project, 'The Wall'

ProPublica & The Texas Tribune: The Taking

ProPublica & The Texas Tribune: A Border Wall's Uncompensated Victims 

The Arizona Republic: Border Patrol accused of vandalizing water aid stations in the desert

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.