An Up-Close Look At U.S./Mexico Border Along San Diego County Where Trump Proposes To Build Wall


REAR PASSENGER WINDOW WAS SMASHED OUT. RICK: TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO LAUNCH A NEW CRACKDOWN ON PEOPLE LIVING IN THE U.S. ILLEGALLY. PAT: CBS NEWS REPORTS THAT DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WILL UNVEIL A NEW IMMIGRATION POLICY THIS WEEK THAT CALL FOR MORE ROUND UPS. PLAN CALLS FOR CONSTRUCT OF MORE DETENTION FACILITIES, AND MORE AGES WHO BE DEPLOYED ON THE BORDER, BUT SO-CALLED DREAMERS, WILL BE EXEMPT. OUR CBS2 SPECIAL REPORT TOOK US TO BORDER OF U.S. AND MEXICO. RICK: ONE OF THE PRESIDENT’S MAIN CAMPAIGN PROMISES OF TO BUILD A WAIL, JENNIFER KASTNER GOT A LOOK AT THE WALL ALREADY IN SAN DIEGO. REPORTER: WE SPEND A LOT OF TIME ON THIS STORY, YOU CAN SEE THE CUT MARKS IN FENCING THAT IS A WAY THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE CROSSING ILLEGALLY, WE WERE DRIVEN TO REMOTE AREA IN THE MOUNTAINS, THAT HAS BECOME ONE OF THE BUSIEST LOCATION FOR ILLEGAL CROSSING, A CLOSE-UP VIEW OF BORDER THATON L ONLY FEW CAN GET, CBS WAS GRANTED TO SEE WHAT CHANGE. HISTORICALLY WE’VE HAD A LOT OF SMUGGLING IN THIS AREA. REPORTER: AGENT NIELSON HAS PATROLLED BORDER ON SAN DIEGO FOR 8 YEARS. WE HAVE AGENTS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE. REPORTER: THE PRIMARY FENCE IS CLOSEST TO MEXICO. THEN, AFTER THE PRIMARY FENCE, OUR ALL WEATHER ROAD, STADIUM LIGHTING, CAMERA THAT ARE MANNED 24/7, THEN A SECONDARY FENCE, THEY WILL TRY TO LADDER UP AND OVER THE FENCE OR CUT THROUGH. REPORTER: OVER PAST YEAR, AGENTS FOUND 550 CUTS LIKE THIS ON THE FENCE, MAJORITY OF 60 MILE LONG BORDER HERE IN SAN DIEGO HAS ONE LAYER OF FENCING. ONLY 13 MILES HAVE TWO. THERE THERE ARE A LOT OF AREAS, ONCE YOU GET FURTHER EAST WITH NO FENCING. REPORTER: UP HERE, YOU CAN SEE THE FENCE WALLBOARDER THAT IS IN PLACE. IF YOU LOOK TO THE LEFT THERE ARE PORTIONS WHERE IT KITS OFF. — CUTS OFF. COMMANDER MATTHEW DROVE US TO THE TOP OF OTAY MESA MOUNTAINS. EAST OF SAN DIEGO. LAND IS DANGEROUSLY RUGGED AND STEEP. BUT IT IS ONE OF THE BUSIEST SPOTS FOR CROSSING, SO BUSY THEY LAUNCHED A SPECIAL TASK FORCE IN OCTOBER, AND AGENTS MADE CLOSE TO A2,000 ARRESTS. I THINK THEY BELIEVE THAT LACK OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND ROADS THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO GET ACROSS THE BORDER. REPORTER: LITTLE IS KNOWN HOW PRESIDENT TRUMP COULD BUILD A PHYSICAL BORDER, PEDRO WORKS TO SECURE THE RIGHTS OF IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES. WE’VE SEEN BORDER WALL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR LAST 20 YEAR, IT HAS CAUSED A HUMAN RIGHT CAT CATT — CATASTROPHY. PEOPLE HA TRY TO CROSS TO U.S. THROUGH THE OCEAN. REPORTER: ROBERTO HERRERA OWNS THIS BORDER MARKET AND DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT A NEW WALL IS NECESSARY, A PROPOSAL FOR FUNDING THE WALL IS TO TAX MEXICAN IMPORTS, HERRERA SAID THAT WILL HURT HIS BUSINESS AND OTHER BUSINESSES IN THE AREA. ROB IS A SAN DIEGO BASED IMMIGRATION POLICY ANALYST, A PRESIDENT TRUMP FAN AND SUPPORTER A W WALL AT LEAST IN URBAN AREAS. ONE OF MANY STRATEGIES WE HAVE TO IMPLEMENT. THE AMOUNT OF MONEY ARE SENT BACK AS MONEY EARNED HERE, SOME CASES PEOPLE WORKING ILLEGALLY. REPORTER: THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID THAT WALL COULD STAND 55 FEET ABOVE GROUND, IT REMAINS TO SEEN WHAT WILL BE DONE. ASSESS THE TUNNEL, AND MAP THE TUNNEL. REPORTER: COMING UP TOMORROW NIGHT ON CBS2 AT 11 P.M. WE TAKE YOU INSIDE ONE OF THE SERIES OF TUNNELS THAT CONNECTION U.S. AND

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