East Arizona, Part 14
From Bisbee, the Mexican border is but minutes away. The closest
official port of entry is at the small Arizona town of Naco. The
United States Border Patrol operations between Bisbee and Naco
are strained by funding and materiel shortages. U.S. Border Patrol
vehicles must wait extended periods for even the most minor repairs.
Attacks by "Undocumented Migrants" cause mountains
of Border Patrol vehicle body panels to pile up on the scrap heap.
The town of Naco exists for no discernable reason. Recently,
the official port of entry at Naco was closed by hundreds of protestors
on the Mexican side of the border. These protestors were ... protesting!
Exactly why they were protesting is unknown since there
is really nothing much there but rusting walls of steel plate,
four strands of thin wire trailing off for miles, and a few dozen
overworked Border Patrol agents.