Mexican Citizens Share their Opinions & Experiences with Lakeshore Public Radio

Mar 7, 2017

Lydia Roseanna Greg poses for a picture for Lakeshore Public Radio, just off to the side of a busy street in Nuevo Progreso, Mexico.
Credit Sharon Jackson / Lakeshore Public Media

The political climate of late with the election of President Donald Trump is turbulent.

His Travel Ban, that targets predominately Muslim countries, the expanded field of undocumented immigrants targeted for deportation, Trump's repeated talk and promise of building a wall at the US/Mexico border and calling for 15-thousand more Border Patrol Agents and Immigration Customs Enforcement agents has sparked great anxiety among immigrants and those wanting to come to the United States.

Lakeshore Public Radio Reporter Sharon Jackson recently traveled close to the southern most point of Texas to visit family.  While there she took a day trip to Mexico to talk to people in the border town of Nuevo Progreso to get their opinions and ask about their experiences traveling to the United States.