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Borders and Walls: Do Barriers Deter Unauthorized Migration?

[Oct. 5, 2016] In 2015, borders and walls seemed to burst onto the global agenda in the context of migration and halting spontaneous movement. Countries as diverse as Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia announced or began work on new border barriers. Read more >

Concrete Divisions - A New Age of Walls - Episode 3

A debate over extending the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has been a noisy centerpiece of this year’s presidential election. A journey from San Diego to Brownsville, Tex., offers an up-close view into what it would take to complete a barrier along the Rio Grande – and at the lives of those already divided. Read more >

Fenced Out - A New Age of Walls: Episode Two

Until the upheaval of 2015, Europe was home to the world’s most open frontiers. But within months, a messy effort to halt a mass flow of migrants fleeing wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan cascaded into the construction of more border fences than anywhere else on the globe. For the most part, the once-open door to Europe has closed.

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'The Wall is a Fantasy'

NOGALES, Mexico — A few hundred feet from the American border, José Manuel Talavera contemplated his challenge with the focus, if not quite the physique, of an Olympic high jumper. Read more >

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