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Ilan Stavans On What 'Build The Wall' Really Means08:15
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FILE - This Oct. 26, 2017 file photo shows prototypes of border walls in San Diego. A federal judge in San Diego who was taunted by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign has sided with the president on a challenge to building a border wall with Mexico. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 rejected arguments by the state of California and advocacy groups that the administration overreached by waiving laws requiring environmental and other reviews before construction could begin. (AP Photo/Elliott Spagat, File)MoreCloseclosemore
FILE - This Oct. 26, 2017 file photo shows prototypes of border walls in San Diego. A federal judge in San Diego who was taunted by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign has sided with the president on a challenge to building a border wall with Mexico. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 rejected arguments by the state of California and advocacy groups that the administration overreached by waiving laws requiring environmental and other reviews before construction could begin. (AP Photo/Elliott Spagat, File)

"Build the wall" has become one of the central rallying points for President Trump.

But for Amherst College professor Ilan Stavans, the border wall is more than just a political point, it's a deeply personal reality.

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Ilan Stavans, professor of Latin American and Latino culture at Amherst College. His new book is "The Wall." He tweets @ilanstavans.

This segment aired on March 20, 2018.

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