Mexico Installs Gates at Progreso International Bridge

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There are noticeable changes along the southern border, including here in the Rio Grande Valley.

“If they want to cross, no matter what, there could be a war like that.” Says one Mexican citizen.

On Tuesday morning workers along the Progreso International Bridge finished the installation of fencing.  The fencing has been placed at the boundary point between the U.S. and Mexico. Along with the walkways and roadways of the bridge.  When the fences are closed it doesn’t allow for anyone to cross the bridge. 

Since the local sector of Border Patrol is not able to comment about the fencing, or the migrant caravan, KVEO went to Mexico to see what residents think about the caravan. 

“Well they are going to come. It’s a lot of people, but they are going to want to cross to the other side. I think they are going to let some pass.” 

Many residents, who did not want to appear on camera, said today they do have concerns about the migrants coming because of the uncertainty of the situation. Including some who are concerned about their jobs. 

“They can arrive but there will be a lack of work. There are a lot of them there. It’s going to be less work but either way there is room for everyone.” 

While many had mixed opinions about whether or not the caravan will make it across the border, resident Gerardo Quiroz-Lara says their arrival could spark a war. 

“There could be a war because U.S. police can start a fight and Mexico is not going to stay with their arms crossed. You understand me?”

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