Border: politics aside
Bus tour gives citizens look at US/Mexico border operations
Humane Borders’ Bob Feinman leads a group of people down a dirt
road to a water tank set up in the desert near Arivaca intended to
give illegal border-crossers water. The purpose of the tour to the
United States’ side of the U.S./Mexico border is to enable people
to see firsthand what is happening there.
Marana residents Emmett and Carol Smelser listen to people speak
at the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas in Nogales.
Construction is well under way to replace the old, solid border
fence with a new one that Border Patrol agents can see through.
Rancher Dan Bell invited a tour into his home to share his
experiences dealing with illegal border-crossers. Bell’s property
is located along the U.S./Mexico border.
Tour guide Bob Feinman, with Humane Borders, addresses
propaganda used to sway people from visiting border towns. The
tour’s standpoint is intended to be neutral and allow people to
make their own judgment as to how the towns are.
The DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales, pictured above, is one
of several stops on the tour.