President Trump’s controversial calls for a wall or other structure physically dividing the United States from Mexico has created a fiercely partisan debate within the United States, prompted largely by a mischaracterization of both sides of the argument in biased media outlets around the country. The truth of the matter is, the majority of both Republicans and Democrats recognize the importance of border security, they just don’t see eye to eye on the most effective way to go about it.

The president’s decision to stick to his guns (or wall, if you will) throughout the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history is now widely considered a glaring failure of his administration. Whether it’s considered a failure due to Trump’s inability to recognize the public’s concerns about the shutdown or because the president ultimately had to back down depends on where each critic stands on the political spectrum. Now, with another potential shutdown looming and the debate about how best to secure America’s borders still ongoing, it pays to revisit some of the efforts mounted during a Democratic administration.

Such efforts include the likes of “La Bestia.” If you aren’t a fan of popular music from Central America, you may not have heard it before, but you can rest assured it reached the ears of millions of citizens residing in nations south of America’s borders. There’s good reason for that: It was actually a propaganda campaign funded directly by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that paints a picture of crime, misery, and murder along a common (and dangerous) immigration route to the United States.