Each border wall prototype is 30 feet tall and is six feet below the ground, they are made of concrete, steel, and other materials. The prototypes are displayed in Otay Mesa near the border fence.
Theron Francisco the Public Affairs Officer with the U.S. Border Patrol stands in front of the border wall prototypes in Otay Mesa. Before joining the U.S. Border Patrol Theron was working in construction. He said his grandmother came to the United States from Tijuana when she was very young.
Outside the gate early morning where the 8 border wall prototypes are displayed in Otay Mesa.
Border Patrol riding towards the hills in Otay Mesa.
Looking through the border fence from the U.S. side into Mexico near the border wall prototypes in Otay Mesa.
Looking out at the hills on the U.S. side near the border fence in Otay Mesa where the border wall prototypes are displayed.
The workers were taking a break in Otay Mesa near the border fence on the U.S side. They are there to upgrade a section of the wall. Other workers have other sections of the wall.
The view of Mexico from Goat Canyon.
U.S. Border Patrol polices Goat Canyon area near the border wall that divides the United States and Mexico.
The view from U.S. Border Patrol's SUV. Construction underway to add additional vehicle inspection booths and to expand southbound Interstate-5 adding more lanes.
The secondary fence along the U.S.-Mexico border is near an area known as "Smuggler's Gulch. The area has been a known for smuggling since before Prohibition.
The view from "Bunker Hill" area looking at Mexico, the border wall that divides the United States and Mexico can be seen on the left.
People outside the gate of Friendship Park looking at the border fence that goes into the Pacific Ocean in San Ysidro.
The border fence near Friendship Park in San Ysidro, that divides the United States and Mexico goes into the Pacific Ocean.
Looking through the border fence from the U.S. side in San Ysidro, into Playas de Tijuana.
Friendship Park is a binational park located along the United States-Mexico border. Until 1994 the park did not have any fencing dividing the two countries, people were able to spend time during the day while being monitored by US Border Patrol. Since security has tightened and the fence has changed over time, people can barely stick their fingers through sections of the fence.
People take a selfie outside of Friendship Park in San Ysidro. Friendship Park is open on Satrudays and Sundays for four hours, only 10 visitors are allowed at a time. Friends and family members are able to visit one another and speak through a metal fence.