By Arizona Daily
The "beautiful wall" Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump envisions would be 35 to 40 feet tall and 1,000 miles long, covering roughly half of the U.S.-Mexico border. Along the rest, natural barriers like rivers and mountains would continue to divide the two countries.
Trump estimates the project would cost $12 billion — although one estimate puts the pricetag as high as $25 billion. Whatever the amount, he says he'll make Mexico pay by confiscating money its residents living here send back to their families.
It's tough to find anyone living along the borderlands — even those who agree with Trump that the international line is not secure — who thinks a wall is the solution. Instead, many border residents want fencing that makes sense for their area, agents and surveillance technology closer to the border, and a way for migrants to come here legally and work.