We’ve seen a lot of pictures from photo ops taken when politicians visit the border, such as recent visit from Trump to McAllen.
This story gives a local perspective
The city has found itself thrust into the spotlight, especially after President Trump stopped in the city to talk about what he calls the crisis at the border.
Here is a report about a group of county sheriffs in Arizona
The sheriffs from 31 counties along the U.S.-Mexico border say the discussion over border security needed to move beyond the idea of a "wall."
they describe a wall as “a soundbite, not a cogent public policy position” and point out America needs to move past this lightning rod to actual discussion of border security. They say walls make sense in some places but a wall is not a universal solution.