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Sun, April 21

Local Voices in the News: Border Wall

A border wall already runs up to both sides of the River Bend Resort & Golf Club in Brownsville, Texas. Erected in 2006, this part of the wall stands 18 feet and ends abruptly along a busy highway, leaving a gap several miles wide. Much of the most-recent border wall contruction has been in Texas and California. (Mindy Riesenberg, Cronkite News/Courtesy)

A border wall already runs up to both sides of the River Bend Resort & Golf Club in Brownsville, Texas. Erected in 2006, this part of the wall stands 18 feet and ends abruptly along a busy highway, leaving a gap several miles wide. Much of the most-recent border wall contruction has been in Texas and California. (Mindy Riesenberg, Cronkite News/Courtesy)

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday, Feb. 15, to secure more money for proposed border wall construction. The Daily Courier took to the courthouse plaza to see what people thought.

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Matt Hepburn

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Deb McAninch

“I’m not … a huge fan of the wall … people are going to find a way in regardless … Seems like kind of a big goal to implement, sort of seems unrealistic.” — Matt Hepburn (Prescott)

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Ricky Erway

“I’m not a big fan of Trump and I don’t think we need a wall. I think it’s ineffective.” — Deb McAninch (Prescott)

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Stephanie Chavez

“I think it’s inappropriate because Congress has the responsibility for controlling the budget of the United States and I think it’s not an emergency.” — Ricky Erway (Prescott)

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Dick Johnson

“I thought he did what he had to do because he can’t get Congress to work with him. Pelosi and everyone is just not working with him right. He had to do that because we need to protect our borders.” — Stephanie Chavez (Surprise)

“I think he’s correct. We need to do something to stop all the illegals from coming in this country.” — Dick Johnson (Wickenburg)

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