More than 6-in-10 Americans disapprove of President Trump's decision to declare a national emergency so he can build barriers along the U.S border with Mexico, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds.
The 2,000 mile border between the U.S. and Mexico traverses hundreds of miles of public lands, including six national parks. Environmentalists have long argued that a border wall has negative impacts on wildlife and on delicate desert and mountainous terrains. With President Trump's national emergency declaration, those concerns will only grow.
Sixteen states are suing the Trump administration over the declaration of a national emergency to build a border wall. Another lawsuit involves landowners who own property along the U.S.-Mexico border. We speak with Yvette Gaytan, of La Rosita, Texas, who owns property there.