Democrats have spent the last three years mocking the border wall or just calling it racist.
But it’s working.
In places where the new wall has gone up, illegal crossings have dropped off considerably.
The Washington Examiner reports:
New border wall blocks 90% of illegal crossings, up from just 10%
President Trump’s long-promised border wall is working.
The new chief of Border Patrol, which is under U.S. Customs and Border Protection, revealed that the parts of the new “wall system” are 90% “effective,” up from just 10% before it was built, replacing a ragtag of broken fencing.
“It changes everything,” said Chief Rodney Scott, of the 135-136 miles of new wall, roadways, and high-tech spyware. “There is a huge return on investment,” he added.
“This system is going to have a huge impact,” added Deputy Chief Raul Ortiz.
In the San Diego area, Scott said that the wall has essentially ended illegal crossings of humans and cars.
And, in an added benefit, it now requires 150 fewer border agents, a savings of $28 million in salaries and benefits, he said at a press briefing, his first since he and Ortiz took over CBP in January.
Plus, with a better border road, vehicles that once fell apart at 40,000-60,000 miles now last to 100,000 miles before they are auctioned off.
“There is return after return,” said Scott.
Trump was right and his critics were wrong.
Border Wall System update:
▫️ 131 miles completed
▫️ 208 miles under construction
▫️ 414 miles in pre-construction pic.twitter.com/QdZVAdWRrj
— Chief Rodney Scott (@USBPChief) March 2, 2020
Our ongoing construction of border wall system has helped us shape the behaviors and activities of illegal border crossers and smugglers in fundamentally important ways. In short, as the border wall system goes up, our operational capacity to interdict dangerous drugs goes up. pic.twitter.com/t3NzV79GjO
— Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan (@CBPMarkMorgan) March 5, 2020
We continue to build more miles of the border wall system with 131 miles constructed. As I’ve said before, we know walls work in reducing illegal activity. The border wall system continues to provide an effective impedance and denial capability. pic.twitter.com/KApcEkRquU
— Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan (@CBPMarkMorgan) March 6, 2020
In case you didn’t hear,
President Trump’s border wall has blocked 90% of illegal crossings.
This number was previously just 10%.
The wall is working.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) March 11, 2020
Democrats can’t deny this is a success.