Southern Barrier, Part 13
As the border reaches the urban area of Calexico,
California, it again is built of steel. In this case the barrier
is built of square steel tubing. It is built of tubing with gaps
between the tubes to ease observation of what is happening on
the Mexican side.
Thanks to the spaces between the tubes you can
see the people massing to launch over the barrier even 20 at a
While this barrier does seem quite secure, it
On the other side of this barrier is the automobile
traffic waiting in line to enter the United States. The U.S. Port
of Entry is only 1,000 feet away. The vehicles are bumper to bumper
and moving only stop and go. From this point to the Port of Entry
can take as long as twenty minutes to finally cross into the USA.
it might seem impossible that drug smugglers would breach this
barrier in broad daylight, they do.
Not only that, they cut this barrier with a hand
saw and it can take several hours to cut through.
Yes, they essentially stand in traffic on the
Mexican side and slowly saw through. Once a "package sized"
hole is made the drugs are passed to a courier who has until now
been waiting on the American side and some distance away.
The U.S. Border Patrol is so underfunded and
agents spread so thin that these drug smugglers can get away with
Isn't it interesting that drug gangs can be sending
drugs to America's children and the Mexican drivers say nothing
to authorities as they cross into the United States.