January 29th, 2013
08:36 PM ET

President Obama says America's borders are more secure, locals say 'it's bull'

President Obama was in Las Vegas Tuesday to push for comprehensive immigration reform. The president said he is encouraged that a bipartisan consensus is taking shape in Congress that would provide a path to citizenship, streamline legal immigration, and crack down on illegal immigrants.

He asserted that America's borders have become more secure during his first term.

"We strengthened security at the borders so that we could finally stem the tide of illegal immigrants." Obama said, "We put more boots on the ground on the southern border than at any time in our history. And today, illegal crossings are down nearly 80% from their peak in 2000."

While the number of illegals apprehended crossing in from Mexico has plunged, many people who live and work along the border say the president's rosy picture just doesn't add up.

CNN's Casey Wian is in the small border town of Naco, Arizona, with this OutFront investigation.

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