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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.