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Border wall critics favor electronic border security

Critics of President Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall said such a structure would lead to flooding problems for residents along the border and argue that electronic border security like drone surveillance would be more effective in curbing illegal immigration, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Tony Payan, director of the Mexico Center, discusses the environmental and political challenges of building a border wall: http://bit.ly/2qT1ot0.