The Border Wall and the Fight for Human and Environmental Justice

Par Thalia D'Aragon-Giguère et Sofia Ababou
The Mantle

With eyes riveted on the Covid-19 worldwide crisis, the longtime war on immigration led by President Trump must not be forgotten. In recent months, the first convoys of heavy machinery have been deployed to the border of the Sonoran Desert, uprooting entire rows of saguaro cacti, emblematic figures of this region.

At the heart of the desert, workers are pumping the meagre reserves of water and metal plates are slowly rising toward the sky. The construction of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border goes on, pandemic or not.

22 mai 2020
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