Fence construction

Newly set 18-foot-high steel posts cure in their deep concrete foundations along the Rio Grande in downtown Brownsville. Completion of the border fence will block the river view for visitors to the bluff-top Hope Park, but it will help the U.S. Border Patrol enforce the porus boundry against Mexican drug and immigrant smugglers.

( Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times / January 20, 2011 )

Newly set 18-foot-high steel posts cure in their deep concrete foundations along the Rio Grande in downtown Brownsville. Completion of the border fence will block the river view for visitors to the bluff-top Hope Park, but it will help the U.S. Border Patrol enforce the porus boundry against Mexican drug and immigrant smugglers.

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