Border Updates

President Trump’s Wall is Working!

Another campaign promised kept. President Trump’s wall is being built, and it’s working!

Remember when in November of last year, that infamous caravan of migrants arrived at the US/Mexico border near San Diego, CA, all they had to do was simply stampede over old landing mat barriers erected decades ago to gain asylum in the States?

The situation on the ground there is much different now.

As part of the president’s campaign promise to build a wall along the southern border, 14 miles of 18-foot primary steel bollard fencing has been built in San Diego, with a secondary 30-foot steel bollard barrier behind that which is approximately 80 percent complete.

They replace the 8-foot landing mats, which were often supported by a mere steel mesh behind that. The difference is dramatic.

“It’s incredibly different…I’m able to see the old landing mat right next to the bollard and I’m able to see the old mesh right next to the new bollard and the difference is startling,” Douglas Harrison, Chief Patrol Agent of U.S. Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector, told Fox News.

Harrison explained that the current barrier is not something that can be easily scaled, “It’s an intimidating barrier. I’m an old Army guy, I was in the 101st Airborne and I would not try to cross that.”

The sections being replaced at the San Diego border is all part of a project that has, across the whole border, seen 71 miles completed, with an additional 162 currently under construction and an additional 276 miles in the “pre-construction” phase. It’s part of an ambitious plan to get somewhere close to 450-500 miles completed by the end of 2020.

Trump visited the San Diego project in September and spoke of it in glowing terms — even signing his name on the barrier.

“So it’s a very powerful, very powerful wall, the likes of which, probably, to this extent, has not been built before,” he said.

“But the numbers now are way down,” he later added. “And as the wall goes up — literally, as the wall goes up, the numbers go down.”

He’s right, in August, there were 3,326 apprehensions in the San Diego sector, down from 6,880 in March and 5,884 in May.

The improved barrier not only lowers apprehensions, but it also allows officers to make apprehensions more safely and closer to the border — rather than within border communities. Harrison says that as a result, there has been a surge of construction taking place as better barriers go up, with the construction of warehouses, housing, shopping outlets, and restaurants.

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23 Comments on this post.
  • Ronald Hatt
    9 January 2020 at 5:22 pm
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    2 things here….First: Trump is 100% right on re foreign policy! second: Trump is 100% right on about domestic policy! { third….a bonus}…..The *Demoncrat Party is no longer Cohesive, “or” relevant to the national security of this Country! It’s all about “LEADERSHIP…..”OR” LACK THEREOF! Nancy Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, Waters, Feinstein, Clinton, Kerry, Biden Obama, & so many more….are no longer needed in this Republic/Democracy/…..They are simply “ENEMIES OF THE STATE”! SUBJECT TO THE PENALTIES OF TREASON!…..{ BELIEVE THAT}

  • Ralph Campbell
    9 January 2020 at 5:33 pm
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    Great job on securing our boarders.
    The Democrats do not realize letting illegals in takes money, prescription drugs. Housing from LEgal AMERICANS that need it first. Homeless Vets need a home for fighting for our country.

  • Jacqueline Woolsey
    9 January 2020 at 6:17 pm
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    I Support Pres. Trump and his decions.

  • American
    9 January 2020 at 6:35 pm
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    The wall has been needed for years and now with spies and terrorists entering into our country it’s neede now mor than ever. Keep on building

  • Holly
    9 January 2020 at 6:43 pm
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    Imagine that, the Man, President of the United States did what he said he was going to Do! Trump 2020!

  • ROSE
    9 January 2020 at 6:43 pm
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  • Marty
    9 January 2020 at 7:36 pm
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    thank you Mr.president ! keep up the great work ! we r thankful for you !

  • Babs Adams
    9 January 2020 at 8:22 pm
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    Thank-you for building the wall, and helping us deplorables. We love you !!!!

  • ketrout
    9 January 2020 at 8:27 pm
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    Promises made—Promises kept! Thank you, President Trump.

  • Harietto
    9 January 2020 at 8:38 pm
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    Now the country will have borders like any other country take care of its people and also safer.

  • Edwin miller
    9 January 2020 at 8:59 pm
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    I truly believe President is a man of his word and all the Democrats in the house need to be impeached instead of the President. He is the one for 2020.

  • walter FLATT
    9 January 2020 at 9:07 pm
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  • walter FLATT
    9 January 2020 at 9:09 pm
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  • Diane McKinney
    9 January 2020 at 11:13 pm
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    So glad the construction of the wall is continuing. President Trump has had to fight tooth and nail with those liberals to accomplish this feat. Thank you so much President Trump. You are the MAN

  • Becky
    9 January 2020 at 11:43 pm
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    Thank you President Trump, You are doing a fantastic Job, i will definitely be voting for you again

  • Jay
    10 January 2020 at 2:38 pm
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    What about the promise to get our boys out of all those foreign countries – knowing he has sent at 20,000 new soldiers to the Middle East? Or his promise to keep us out of “endless” wars? How about the pledge that he would be too busy to play golf because he would be working his “ass off” being president? LMFAO!

  • belinda medford
    10 January 2020 at 4:34 pm
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    sir saw an article that said it is time for saudie to retaliate against iran
    please know saudie thru in opposites when they entered our nation to be able to travel without interuption they are at redloin hotels at this time. they were told yes they can come in and play
    they are playing in red lion only and as hotel propioters. and housekeeping and not food preparors but as doormen and elevator operators and guest greeters and do double as casino operators.

  • Nr
    10 January 2020 at 5:00 pm
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    These treasonous hypocrite libs(lying sack of Schiff) don’t know the meaning of the truth! They are at it again and just as mentally deranged as the rest of the Globalists NAZI Muslim Commie Liberal Demoncrats! Deep State, Pelosi, Waters, Schumer, Hollywood, Academia, Fake News, Swamp News and you know the rest!! ‪Expose, Boycott, Sue, prosecute and bring to justice all these lying Fake News deep state treasonous Godless NAZI commie liberal demoncrats and RINOs post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump!‬

  • Hazel Lemaire
    11 January 2020 at 2:15 am
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    We need the wall all the way across our border. And we need the laws that are now in effect honored. We need a penalty placed on every person who breaks a law without failure. You break our law you get jail time, no exceptions. We need to stop paying them!!!!! They know when they come here they will get food, clothing, a place to live, medical, schooling and a better life than a lot Of Americans have. That needs to stop!!!!! They need to stay in their own country and make it a good place to live.

    12 January 2020 at 2:36 pm
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    When this wall is ‘complete”, America, must place….”ON THE OTHER SIDE”….All the *Demoncrats, that have fought trump, at every corner of the Constitution!….ie: Nancy Pelosi, Nadler, Clinton, { both the corrupt pukes}, Schiff-less, D.Feinstein, Sheila Jackson Lee, “muddy” waters, Gavin Newsome, “Hollywood”…..most of californication, DeNiro,& his band of demented Libretard narcissists, the ’20” presidential ignorant libretards, running for Trump’s office…..{ none of them worth the powder to blow them….{ away}……half the New England coast, & the Demoncrat Congress!

    Now, “that’s a Great start” eh? please feel free to add any other names that i might have forgotten!

    • Linda Parker
      28 January 2020 at 6:58 am
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      I totally agree with everything you said, as well as the others writing in this column! We can enjoy it only as long as Trump is in office, because should the Demoncrats win in November, we can kiss all the benefits that go with the wall, away, because they(demons) will happily deconstruct it as goal #1, because that’s one reason they’re fighting so hard to remove Trump from office, the sooner, the better! He’s hampering their efforts to get as many illegals in this country so they can be registered to vote—against Trump, and it will further allow the Demoncrats to hasten in socialism, and the end of America, as we know and love, and the beginning of Amerika, the socialists love! I hope there’s enough of us who realize this, and will act to keep that from happening!

  • Greg Levan
    23 February 2020 at 4:00 am
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    Many good points were made. Someone has said if a country is overly liberal with its welfare programs, it better have good borders. America has been good with the first point but terrible with the second one. The border states have suffered with the invasion of millions of illegal aliens, many of them gang members and drug dealers. If every other country can protect its borders, why can’t we? President Trump has answered this question with construction crews and wall-building materials. He is accomplishing what the other Presidents promised to do but never did. Remember, Donald Trump built the skating rink in NYC ahead of schedule after it languished for years unfinished. Let’s hear it for successful business builders/owners as President instead of career senators, unknown governors and community agitators!

    1 April 2020 at 6:53 pm
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    I can’t believe my eyes. The wall is actually being built. Makes my eyes want to tear up because we really do finally have a POTUS that really cares for the American People. Remember when all before him spewed their lies they were going to do something and nobody ever even lifted a finger to do anything they promised. I cannot think of one thing he has gone back on. He has kept his word to the very last letter. One other thing I want to point out to American’s is that this man is in his retirement years. He has sacrificed his wealth and prosperity to rebuild the country he loves–AMERICA!! He could be out enjoying everyday of his life with his money, but no, he is making my life better and more prosperous. He sleeps probably 3 to 4 hours per night if that much. I know because I get tweets all hours of the night knowing my President is on the wall of America watching and protecting me. I can sleep while he combats all my enemies around me keeping me safe. For that I am most grateful. He has built our military might second to none and is taking us to higher heights commanding the battle ground in space. Speaking on corona virus, he has our back and is doing everything in his power to save one more life.

    Lastly but most importantly!! He is a man of faith!!! He calls on GOD ALMIGHTY to protect his nation, his people–what better servant does more? He is serving WE THE PEOPLE. The other presidents served themselves for the most part.

    I remember when Barack Hussein Obama state that America was no longer a Christian Nation. He is a liar like his father the devil. We are a Christian Nation and will always be a Christian Nation because are true forefathers died, sacrificed, and gave their blood so we would remain a Christian Nation. GOD BLESS AMERICA, THE LAND THAT I LOVE, GUIDE HER, STAY BESIDE HER, MY HOME SWEET HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!


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