Opposition to President Donald Trump's Mexico border wall remains strong on Capitol Hill, where some lawmakers say they'll block the project even if it means shutting down the government.
As Washington works on immigration reform, a number of Republican leaders argue that no plan can proceed without more security at the US-Mexico border. As the World's Jason Margolis found out in Texas, many feel there's too much security already.
This time of year, thousands travel from the US to Mexico to visit family, often by car. It can be a dangerous trip, given widespread drug war violence and high levels of crime on the highways of northern Mexico.
Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, are often referred to as "Los Dos Laredos," or the two Laredos. The two cities sit on opposite sides on the U.S.-Mexico border, separated by the Rio Grande River. With their economies closely intertwined, both cities have suffered from the Mexican drug war.
Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico share a border and an economy. So the increase in Mexican drug violence means businesses in both Laredos are struggling.