"Michael Martinez, working with integration issues at the local school district:"
"– is It true, as Trump says, that many "
"– There is great activity at the border, I have seen it with my own eyes. I am from Texas but my dad lives in Mexico and I often go over the border crossing Hidalgo with food for him, which he retrieves on the other side."
"Rachel Doncan, job seekers, and the boyfriend Seid Villareal, who works with forwarding:
" I don't like the president's policies, he dismisses people as if they were not worth anything. In Iowa, where I lived earlier, there are also many migrants and I've seen how scared they are to be deported, that their families will shatter. They just want to work and we need them."
"– We need no wall. I have grown up in McAllen and in many years, seen to americans, and migrants can get along well. Many have good reasons to come here, contrary to what is said on the news. I drive past the bus station early in the mornings, there's usually gränspatrullen release migrants who are not deported immediately. It is heartbreaking and sad to see how lost they are and that no one takes care of them."
"Sergio Sanchez, who is active in the Republicans and the head of a local radio station:"
"– Here we are living with migration on a daily basis and it is clear that the immigration system does not work. What we see is the result of many years of failed attempts to get to the reforms, no government has managed to secure the border and it is difficult for migrants to obtain a work permit and apply for a visa. Murfrågan should not be so controversial, the first thing you do when buying a house is to build a fence. I really hope that the president of the Trump put down the foot and continue to push this issue."
"– It is sad that McAllen has become a symbol for the children behind the grille, it is based on grotesque and irresponsible journalism. Gränspatrullerna saves the children and gives them food and a roof over your head. Already, under president Obama there were many children but then did not see reporting like this, today's headlines hurt business."