Pictures from Adam's latest border visit

Latin America and the Caribbean

P1040353I'm just back from several days of border-security research with WOLA colleagues in Tucson and Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Here are some photos from the trip. My entire Flickr photo set is here.

Downtown Nogales, Arizona. The hill (to the right of the border fence) is Mexico.

Looking west along the border fence, from the U.S. side. Nogales, Mexico is to the left.

Climbers have scuffed the rust buildup on the recently constructed U.S.-Mexico border fence.

A U.S. Army National Guard Early Identification Team looks south toward the border, Nogales, Arizona. This is the tail end of "Operation Phalanx," a 1,200-person National Guard deployment that began in June 2010 along the border in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. These teams -- two people in lawn chairs under tents with binoculars and communications equipment -- will soon disappear as the Guard deployment's size is steadily reduced to 300 people.