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

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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.

Guests:

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 Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.