The fate of President Trump’s border wall is now in the hands of a 17-member bipartisan panel that includes some of the most senior members of Congress.

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The fight over the wall shut down the government for more than a month and may do so again if Mr. Trump isn’t satisfied with the way negotiations unfold over the next three weeks.

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Some 40,000 migrants are being held in detention facilities in the United States, but before the 1980s, the idea of immigrant detentions had all but died out.

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President Trump has proposed a fence that would stretch 2,000 miles and cost as much as $25 billion. Economic analysis raises significant questions about what Americans would be getting for their money.

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They call it “La Lista” — The List. And the thousands of migrants who have arrived in northern Mexico in recent weeks with plans to apply for asylum in the United States have quickly learned its importance to their future.

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Illegal immigration is the result of complex economic, legal and political factors that many Americans don’t understand.

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