2016 Elections

In Texas, Even Trump Supporters Hate the Border Wall

The border fence in Brownsville has irked the entire community. It doesn't work, either.

Bad fences make bad neighbors.

Photographer: Leonid Bershidsky/Bloomberg

"Nobody likes the wall," says Tony Martinez, mayor of Brownsville, a city in the southeastern corner of Texas across the Rio Grande from Matamoros, Mexico. He's the son of Mexican immigrants and a Democrat, but he's not exaggerating: Even Donald Trump supporters in the town hate the border fence that has been here since 2008. 

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