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Trump’s wall plans ignore the economic drivers behind undocumented immigrant labor

Prototypes of the border wall promised by President Donald Trump stand in San Diego.  A U.S. official says recent testing Mexico found the prototypes are tall enough to stop border crossers. (AP Photo/Elliott Spagat, File)

Both on the campaign trail and in the White House, Donald Trump has never ceased calling for the construction of a wall between Mexico and the United States. A Pew Research survey shows his supporters are united more by their anti-immigrant sentiment than perhaps anything else. To Trump, like many of his supporters, the wave of “criminals” invading the U.S. is not only a threat to our country but is also supported and abetted by the Mexican government.

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Poor roads may cost Walker election


There are many accomplishments that Gov. Scott Walker can rightfully claim since taking office. Economic development, check. Lower taxes on people and businesses, check. Low unemployment, check. Educational opportunities and workforce development, check and check.

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