Photo gallery: The view from the U.S.-Mexico border

PHOENIX – With President Donald Trump’s executive order to move forward with construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall, people across the country are turning their gazes south. Cronkite News journalists report from communities on both sides of the border. Here is a gallery of photos from their travels.

A look at the current border wall between the United States and Mexico in Nogales on Wednesday, January 25, 2016. (Photo by Josh Orcutt/Cronkite News)

A look at the current border fence between the United States and Mexico in Nogales on Wednesday, January 25, 2016. (Photo by Josh Orcutt/Cronkite News)

People wait to cross the border into El Paso, Texas from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. (Photo by Courtney Pedroza/Cronkite News)

People wait to cross the border into El Paso, Texas, from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. (Photo by Courtney Pedroza/Cronkite News)

People walk near the border crossing in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua to El Paso, Texas. (Photo by Cronkite News)

People walk near the border crossing in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua to El Paso, Texas. (Photo by Cronkite News)

Most likely voters oppose a border wall such as the one between Nogales, Sonora (left) is separated from Nogales, Arizona (right) by the border fence, on Monday, March 28, 2016. (Photo by Cronkite News)

A border fence separates Nogales, Sonora (left) and Nogales, Arizona (right) on Monday, March 28, 2016. (Photo by Cronkite News)

A look at the current border wall between the United States and Mexico in Nogales on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. (Photo by Josh Orcutt/Cronkite News)

A look at the current border barrier between the United States and Mexico in Nogales on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. (Photo by Josh Orcutt/Cronkite News)

Carlos Santa Cruz, a landscaper who lives near the wall in Nogales, AZ, stands in front of the border wall in Nogales on January 25, 2016. (Photo by Josh Orcutt/Cronkite News)

Carlos Santa Cruz, a landscaper who lives near the wall in Nogales, Arizona, stands in front of the border fence in Nogales on January 25, 2016. (Photo by Josh Orcutt/Cronkite News)

A man and boy wait for the bus in front of the border wall in Nogales, Sonora in 2016. (Photo by Courtney Pedroza/Special for Cronkite News)

A man and boy wait for the bus in front of the border fence in Nogales, Sonora in 2016. (Photo by Courtney Pedroza/Cronkite News)

A general view a cross on the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Nogales, AZ on Wednesday January 25, 2017. (Photo by Taylor Rearick/Cronkite News)

This area of fence stands along the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona on Wednesday January 25, 2017. (Photo by Taylor Rearick/Cronkite News)

21 year old visits southern border

Nicole Spindler, 21, visits the southern border for the first time in 2015. (Photo by Carla Leon/Cronkite News)

A detailed view of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Nogales, AZ on Wednesday January 25, 2017. (Photo by Taylor Rearick/Cronkite News)

A detailed view of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Nogales, AZ on January 25, 2017. (Photo by Taylor Rearick/Cronkite News)

The Morley Gate Border Station, a Nogales port of entry for pedestrians crossing into the U.S. (Photo by Zach Quinn/Cronkite News)

The Morley Gate Border Station is a Nogales port of entry for pedestrians crossing into the U.S. (Photo by Zach Quinn/Cronkite News)

Purple grafitti with the words “justice for Jose Antonio!” marks part of the border fence on the Mexico side.

Purple graffiti with the words “justice for Jose Antonio!” marks part of the border fence on the Mexico side in 2015. (Photo by Alicia Clark/Cronkite News)

Pedestrian crossing in San Ysidro

A pedestrian crossing in San Ysidro, California, allows Mexican border officials to enforce new rules at this border point of entry in 2015. (Photo by Carla Leon/Cronkite News)

San Ysidro Border

Pedestrians cross the border in San Ysidro, California. (Photo by Carla Leon/Cronkite News)

A Border Patrol agent in his truck looks over the current border wall between the United States and Mexico in Nogales on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. (Photo by Josh Orcutt/Cronkite News)

A Border Patrol agent in a truck looks over the current border fence between the United States and Mexico in Nogales on January 25, 2017. (Photo by Josh Orcutt/Cronkite News)