Trump Claims a Wall Is Needed to Stop Human Trafficking. Data Don’t Support His Claim.

He tells evocative stories of people being smuggled, but the data to support the claim doesn’t exist

A person touches the U.S.-Mexico border fence at Friendship Park in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, on Feb. 3. Photo: Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images

By Philip Bump

In his interview with CBS News that aired Sunday, President Trump reiterated one of his frequent arguments for…

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