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?

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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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9 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}

  • ROSE
    9 January 2020 at 6:43 pm
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    I WONDER WHY THERE IS SO MANY ARE TRYING TO GET INTO AMERICA,IF THEY WERE PROMISED NO MORE FREE HAND OUTS,WOULD THERE BE LESS INVADERS.ALSO I BELIEVE THERE IS TERRORIST INCLUDED IN THESE GROUPS.I LOVE THIS FENCE,

  • 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 !!!!

  • 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.

  • walter FLATT
    9 January 2020 at 9:07 pm
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    A FEW CLEAN HYDROGEN BOMBS OVER THEIR MISSELL SITES AND BOMB SITES WILL STOP THEIR THREATS.

  • walter FLATT
    9 January 2020 at 9:09 pm
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    I MEANT IRAN. REGARDING THE WALL, WE NEED THE WALL ALL THE WAY NOT A FEW MILES.

  • 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.

  • RONALD HATT
    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!

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