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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:22 PM

Mexicans and Americans bond over a giant baby and his border wall

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September 15, 2017 · 3:00 PM EDT
By Sonia Narang

JR’s artwork towers about 40 feet over the US-Mexico border wall. There are barriers along about three-fourths of the border between San Diego County and Mexico. Credit: Sonia Narang/PRI
It was a coincidence that the launch of JR’s piece last week coincided with the Trump administration’s reversal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects some undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children from deportation.

“Of course, I hadn’t planned it,” JR said. “We did the piece, and I just posted one image that says ‘work in progress,’ and that image went around the world and back. And I didn’t have the time to say what it meant. I didn’t have to because it was pretty clear already.”

On Thursday, President Trump and leaders in the Democratic Party said that they were close to a deal not to displace undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives top Democrat Nancy Pelosi said while the deal could include increased border security, it won’t fund a complete wall along the southern border.

Trump said that "the wall is going to be built, and it will be funded later."


When I saw the headline I believed the story would be about Donald Trump and his wall.

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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:38 PM

1. I love this installation...

Really evokes a lot of emotion...

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