It has been one year since the U.S. Border Patrol's built its floating fence in the Imperial Sand Dunes. Stretching 11 miles long and 15 feet high, its steel metal beams separate Mexico from the United States. Designed to sit on top of the sand and have sand blow through it instead of pile up next to it, agents say it has been doing its job.
Vik also says, "It's one of the busiest areas. This place in particular was notorious drug trafficking."
Before the fence was built, smugglers and illegal immigrants would have easy access to Interstate-8. Vik says, “All they would have to do is walk a short distance and get picked up by someone on the other side or hop in a four wheel drive and across the sand."
Vik says activity in the area is almost nothing. “We have had in the entire fiscal year of 2009, only 66 attempts to cross the fence."
Vik praises the engineers who designed the fence. “They actually had to think way outside of the box to create this and it has exceeded expectations."