Caltrans builds 'homeless wall' in San Jose


Caltrans workers have repeatedly cleaned up a large homeless camp under I-280 in San Jose, but the homeless keep coming back.

Homeless people are using part of a chain link fence in one neighborhood as a doorway to access their encampments along the freeway, so now workers are constructing a taller and stronger wall.

Resident Laura Nunez said:

"Every time, Caltrans would come out and repair it. As soon as they left, (the homeless would) cut a hole in it and they just use that. That was their main access point to go in and out. We've had to live with their garbage. We've had to live with drug paraphernalia. The kids haven't been able to come out to play."

Caltrans listened to residents' complaints and installed a much tougher fence, but people who work with the homeless in the city have a problem with it.

Jamie Foberg, founder of "In Their Shoes" homeless advocacy, said:

"I think of Trump, and I think how horrible it is that they would keep people out. It really does make me sad."

Why would CBS even bother to talk to that lady? Why do we have to bring Trump into this issue? There is no controversy over this fence.

These residents worked hard to have homes and they can't even enjoy their own neighborhood. There are 60 people living at the homeless encampment there. 60!

Read more at CBS News.


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