While the liberal media continues to bash Trump and the very idea of border security, the wall is being built. A section twenty miles long is currently being built in New Mexico. This is great news.
The Washington Examiner reports:
The new ‘wall’ in New Mexico is real, and it’s 20 miles long
President Trump tweeted Wednesday that a new section of the border wall just erected in New Mexico, and he was telling the truth.
Customs and Border Protection confirmed in an email to me that the wall referenced in Trump’s tweet was a project announced in April 2018 to build 20 miles of new steel wall that replaced small fencing that prevents vehicle crossing. The new barriers are from 18 to 30 feet high, depending on the terrain.
Money for the project came from the congressional budget passed in May 2017, signed by Trump. It granted $73.3 million toward the Santa Teresa area of border in New Mexico, which sits just outside of El Paso.
“We have just built this powerful Wall in New Mexico,” Trump tweeted. “Completed on January 30, 2019 – 47 days ahead of schedule! Many miles more now under construction!”
Here’s a video:
— Matt Batzel (@MattBatzel) February 19, 2019
Here’s another one from Trump:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2019
Something similar is happening in San Diego.
ABC 10 reports:
Secondary border wall construction starts
U.S. Customs and Border Protection started Tuesday construction on its second border wall project along the U.S-Mexico border.
The 14-mile long project consists of crews replacing existing barriers with new 30-foot tall steel bollards.
The contract was awarded to Texas-based construction company SLSCO Ltd.
The secondary wall project runs just north of the primary fence replacement project which started last summer.
“These two important barriers, in combination with a patrol road and technology, create an enforcement zone for the USBP as part of a border wall system,” wrote CBP in a statement, “given the high-density population in the San Diego-Tijuana area, the updated border infrastructure is critically needed.”
Both projects are funded by Border Patrol’s 2017 and 2018 appropriations, not the money President Trump is seeking with his emergency declaration.
See the tweet below:
— Travis Rice (@10NewsTravis) February 19, 2019
Let the work continue. Finish the wall.