Searching for an emergency: Father-son duo walk U.S.-Mexico border


CALEXICO, Calif. (KYMA/ NBC) — A father and son team are walking along the U.S./Mexico border wall to see first-hand if there’s an emergency or not.

Paul Pineda says border security is complicated.

“We want to show that there’s a lot more going on at the border and that we shouldn’t be making decisions out of fear,” Pineda says.

There are about 2,000 miles on the southern border.

They’ve covered over 100 miles on foot already.

“The need for additional wall is way overstated. We probably have walls in areas where we don’t need them already. And instead we just need a little bit more trust, some cooperation, maybe some higher electronic activity, but not a wall,” Pineda says.

He says people living far from the border speak of it with fear, but not those living in the area.

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