CAN THEY DO THAT? Great wall of Trump faces great hurdles

In this March 1, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on Super Tuesday primary election night at the White and Gold Ballroom at The Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla. The possibility of Trump as Republican nominee _ and perhaps president _ is suddenly very real for the GOP in Congress. After months of denial that the billionaire businessman could swipe the nomination from more establishment candidates, senators faced reality on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON (AP) – Can Donald Trump really make good on his promise to build a wall along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexican border to prevent illegal migration? What’s more, can he make Mexico pay for it? Sure, he can build it, but it’s not nearly as simple as he says.

Constructing the wall, now a signature applause line at Trump campaign rallies, is a complicated endeavor, fraught with difficulties. Numerous bureaucratic, diplomatic, environmental, monetary and logistical hurdles must be overcome.

And forcing the Mexican government to foot the bill won’t be easy, especially since its president has flat-out refused.

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