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A view of the U.S.-Mexico border wall on Jan. 25, 2017 in San Ysidro, Calif. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
A view of the U.S.-Mexico border wall on Jan. 25, 2017 in San Ysidro, Calif. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

As architects and contractors submit their design proposals for President Trump's border wall, California state lawmakers are considering legislation that would strip state pension fund investments from businesses that get the job. One bill in the State Assembly would force the California Public Employee Retirement System and the California State Teachers Retirement System to sell their stake in publicly traded companies that end up building the wall.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with California Democrat Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (@LorenaAD80), one of three members of the State Assembly sponsoring the "Resist the Wall Act."

This segment aired on April 4, 2017.

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