On the border by the Rio Grande, the Texan city of Laredo relies on its proximity to Mexico. With exchanges between the two sides a part of daily life, many residents fear the arrival of Donald Trump’s border wall.
In the Texan city of Laredo, along the US-Mexico border, people react to Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall. While some harshly critique his tough stance and the shutdown that has resulted from it, others support the president’s hardline policy on immigration.
About a hundred US soldiers have been deployed to Laredo, Texas, carrying out controversial orders from President Donald Trump, to forestall the arrival of large groups of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico and towards the US.
The United States has sent thousands of military troops to its border with Mexico, a contentious deployment in support of civilian forces that Trump ordered ahead of the recent midterm elections. In the city of Laredo, troops are installing barbed wire along the Rio Grande.