The United States strengthens El Paso's border fence with Mexico's Ciudad Juarez. Nathan Frandino reports.
One of the U.S. election's controversial symbols is getting an upgrade. Construction crews on the U.S.-Mexico border are taking down the 13-foot-tall chain-link fence here where El Paso, Texas meets Juarez. And in its place, a nearly 20-foot-tall iron fence. One worker says this decision came from north of the border. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) WORKER, THOMAS, SAYING: "This is a request from the United States who want to secure the area. They are reinforcing the area and it culminates in this part." The current wall covers nearly a third of the almost 2,000-mile border. Though Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants the wall to cover it entirely. He's vowed to make Mexico pay for the wall to keep out illegal immigrants.