It discourages people from the border.
It depresses any development around the area where there is a border fence.
Border Patrol agents patrol alone.
This area near the border fence is not part of any development effort.
Only tourists that come are the news media to show pictures of empty land and high fences.
Over decades, a new round of physical impedances may include electrifying the fence, or using acoustic or laser rifles to zap intruders.
The federal government has an escalating cost to patrol the border due to increasing cost of living increases and increase man power.
The city continues to live with the stigma of a “border city”
Fathers accelerate their vehicles as fast away from the border as possible.
Families forget there is a river between both cities.
The area continues to be poor and attract new poor as it is the least expensive area to live.
It can bring people to the border.
A local tax base can grow around the new configuration.
City police can also patrol near or next to border patrol agents.
City can promote this area for new development with incentives typically offered by most cities.
Tourism can generate revenue in a new and friendly border.
Over decades, an expanded tax base and population use of the borderland makes use of the border patrol very minimal.
The federal government has a decreasing cost in the manpower and resources to patrol the borderland in urban areas.
The city citizens are proud of their new border configuration and it is the most visited location by locals and people from out of town.
Families flock to the border to enjoy a great day with their children.
Families have great memories along the border.
The areas nearest the border in the city have the highest level of economic revitalization, renewal, and income growth than does the rest of the city.
Current Border Fence
Zoning of the Border