This is the wild west: A land of drug smugglers, illegal immigrants, gang wars and gun-toting cowboy vigilantes.
Those living on the American side of the US-Mexican border are frightened, forced to arm themselves with firearms as protection against the scores of drug traffickers who use their land as an entry point into the country.
The idea of building a bigger wall to secure the border became a strong selling point in the last US election - and it worked.
It helped elect Donald Trump as the country’s 45th president.
Whatever you think of the idea, something has to be done. And soon.
Mike Amor’s report airs Sunday 8.30pm on Channel 7.