Securing the border: Touring the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales

- Several of the nation's lieutenant governors are in Arizona to get an up close look at how officials are trying to secure our southern border.

FOX 10's Troy Hayden was the only local reporter to travel with the lieutenant governors down to Nogales. For many of them, it was their first time visiting the U.S. border with Mexico, and they say the experience was eye-opening, considering how much manpower it takes to keep the border safe.

"That it really takes all of the technology to reduce the numbers, whether it's the fence, whether it's the cameras, the infrared, a combination of all because of the terrain.. there's a lot of areas where the cameras do work, so it's really important to have all of them," said Iowa's Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds.

Many of the lawmakers even talked about President-Elect Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the entire border.

VIDEO: FOX 10's Troy Hayden reports from Nogales.

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