Photos show U.S.-Mexico border in the 80s

Posted at 7:42 PM, Mar 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-14 07:27:12-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A closer look at some of the photos shown to President Trump while he toured the border wall prototypes reveal what the U.S.-Mexico border looked like in the 1980s.

Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott told Trump during the tour what the border in San Diego was like in the 80s.

Scott said once the double fence was built, the U.S. was able to better secure the border. That in turn encouraged a developer to build Las Americas Outlet Mall.

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Scott also told the President that people felt safer in their communities along the border once the double fence was built.