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Down Mexico Way

September 5, 2013

As Congress is set to debate border security measures, towns like Eagle Pass and Del Rio, Texas, would feel the biggest impact. 

An intersection in Downtown Eagle Pass with a sign pointing to Mexico, located blocks from the official point of entry.(Elahe Izadi)

A man, walking toward the Mexican border, turns back toward Eagle Pass. Pedestrians cross the border via point of entry on this bridge and shop in downtown Eagle Pass.(Elahe Izadi)

Democratic Texas State Rep. Poncho Nevarez in the backyard of his Eagle Pass home, overlooking the Rio Grande River, which separates the U.S. from Mexico.(Elahe Izadi)

 

A portion of the border fence in Del Rio ends at private property, which is fenced off by barbed wire. The other side of the fence is still American territory.(Elahe Izadi)

The border fence cuts through a field in Eagle Pass, with the bridge lined up with motorists waiting to enter the U.S. in the background. A Border Patrol agent is parked just inside of the fence.(Elahe Izadi)

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