San Ysidro (United States) (AFP) - At the busy San Ysidro border crossing between the United States and Mexico, it's hard to find anyone with positive words about President Donald Trump's vow to build a wall between the two countries.
Holding true to his campaign promise, the Republican billionaire ordered US officials this week to begin constructing a barrier along the 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) US-Mexico border to keep out illegal immigrants.
He also announced other plans he said would strengthen security, including deporting criminal undocumented migrants.
Here at the border crossing that connects the US city of San Ysidro with the Mexican city of Tijuana -- the world's busiest border crossing -- an imposing physical barrier already stands tall.
The authorities raised two giant parallel fences topped by razor wire between the late 1990s and early 2000s.
"I think this wall thing is foolish because if they already have all this, why do they want more?" asked Esperanza Preciado, 19.
Because, Einstein, that barrier is only along small sections of the border.
Preciado -- who was entering the United States carrying an infant--only thing better for AFP would have been if the kid were on crutches--to visit her father -- has a legal permit to work cleaning homes in San Ysidro.
"But I have a lot of relatives who do not have papers--translation: illegals--and I fear for them," she said. ...