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Priscilla Alvarez Priscilla Alvarez is an assistant editor at The Atlantic. Previously she was a fellow at National Journal and a correspondent for USA TODAY College, where she covered a variety of topics with a focus on college students.
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Could Trump Actually Use Military Funding for His Border Wall?

April 2, 2018 President Trump can’t seem to find the funds to fulfill his signature campaign pledge of building a border wall—and his Plan C could get even more complicated. On the campaign trail, Trump insisted that Mexico would pay for the wall, a proposal that the Mexican government quickly shut down. Once...

Could Trump Actually Use Military Funding for His Border Wall?

April 2, 2018 President Trump can’t seem to find the funds to fulfill his signature campaign pledge of building a border wall—and his Plan C could get even more complicated. On the campaign trail, Trump insisted that Mexico would pay for the wall, a proposal that the Mexican government quickly shut down. Once...

What's Next for Trump's Border Wall?

March 16, 2018 This week, during a visit to California, President Trump inspected eight prototypes for his proposed border wall. The president has made no secret of his intent to erect a physical barrier along the border. After touring the structures, he tweeted: “If we don’t have a wall system, we’re not going...

What's Next for Trump's Border Wall?

March 16, 2018 This week, during a visit to California, President Trump inspected eight prototypes for his proposed border wall. The president has made no secret of his intent to erect a physical barrier along the border. After touring the structures, he tweeted: “If we don’t have a wall system, we’re not going...

Deterring Illegal Immigration by Separating Parents and Children

December 27, 2017 What does fear accomplish? It’s a question the Trump administration appears to be trying to answer, whether intentionally or not, as it cracks down on illegal immigration. Just last week, The Washington Post reported that the administration is considering separating parents from their children if they’re caught crossing the border...

The Border-Wall Prototypes Are Up—Now What?

October 29, 2017 Nine months into his presidency, Donald Trump is getting a glimpse of what his border wall, which he made a cornerstone of his campaign, might look like. Over the course of 30 days, six contractors from across the country worked on eight separate prototypes. The samples, which are located in...

The Border-Wall Prototypes Are Up — Now What?

October 26, 2017 Nine months into his presidency, Donald Trump is getting a glimpse of what his border wall, which he made a cornerstone of his campaign, might look like. Over the course of 30 days, six contractors from across the country worked on eight separate prototypes. The samples, which are located in...

The Border-Wall Prototypes Are Up — Now What?

October 26, 2017 Nine months into his presidency, Donald Trump is getting a glimpse of what his border wall, which he made a cornerstone of his campaign, might look like. Over the course of 30 days, six contractors from across the country worked on eight separate prototypes. The samples, which are located in...

Completion of Border Wall Among Trump's Demands in Exchange for Extending DACA

October 10, 2017 On Sunday night, the White House released a list of immigration reforms that it would demand in exchange for a deal to protect young undocumented immigrants, who were brought to the U.S. as children. The proposal includes cuts to legal immigration, and cracking down on sanctuary cities, and—right at the...

The White House Lays Out Its Conditions for Extending DACA

October 9, 2017 On Sunday night, the White House released a list of immigration reforms that it would demand in exchange for a deal to protect young undocumented immigrants, who were brought to the U.S. as children. The proposal includes cuts to legal immigration, and cracking down on sanctuary cities, and—right at the...