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Trump election: Wall with Mexico 'to be part fence'

A US Border Patrol agent scans the US-Mexico border on 3 October Image copyright Getty Images

US President-elect Donald Trump has said his planned wall along the Mexican border could be partly fence.

In some areas, “a wall is more appropriate”, he told US broadcaster CBS, but “there could be some fencing”,

Mr Trump repeatedly promised during his election campaign to build a wall to keep out illegal migrants.

He said he planned to deport or jail up to three million undocumented migrants with criminal records, such as gang members and drug dealers.

Other undocumented migrants would be assessed once the border was secured, Mr Trump added.

Forcing Mexico to pay for a border wall became a rallying cry among Trump supporters during the campaign.

Their candidate caused outrage by suggesting Mexicans were exporting “their rapists” to the US, along with drugs and other crime.

The Republican defeated Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election, shocking many who had expected the Democratic candidate to win following favourable opinion polls.


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