Gov. Greg Abbott vowed last week to build a border wall, a move critics call absurd and political science fellow Mark Jones calls “political theater.”
"In theory if Gov. Abbott wants to build a big wall somewhere near the U.S.-Mexico borde, he can do so. But there will be issues of eminent domain and taking land, funding that wall and then actually constructing it. If it’s not part of a broader immigration system that’s coordinated with the federal government, it’s likely to not be very effective. Can you imagine if you put a big 20 mile wall in one place, there's holes around it, so people just go around it. I think really this is much more political theater than anything else."
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