Border Patrol Unveils 60 Miles Of New US-Mexico Border Wall In Drone Footage

Authored by Jack Phillips via The Epoch Times,

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection unveiled a stretch of new border wall on the Southern Border and said it completed at least 60 miles in all.

“Construction crews continue work on the new border wall system along the SW border near San Luis” in Arizona, the agency wrote on Twitter.

So far, more than 60 miles have been constructed “along the SW border since 2017,” and the agency is expected to “complete 450 miles by the end of 2020,” the tweet read.

The wall is located in the Yuma Sector, which is among the busiest along the southern United States.

According to Arizona station KOLD 13, work on more border wall sections has started in Arizona and New Mexico. The work on the wall, which was a campaign promise from President Donald Trump, stretches 46 miles west of Santa Teresa, New Mexico, and also is on 2 miles of the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona.

The workers broke ground on the construction between Columbus and Santa Teresa in New Mexico, KOLD noted on Aug. 23. In Arizona, crews were seen installing 30-foot steel fencing to replace barriers near the Lukeville Port of Entry.

 

In July, the Supreme Court ruled to allow Trump to use military funds to build sections of the wall. The money had previously been frozen by the lower courts.

By executive order, President Trump redirected previously allocated Defense Department funds to be used for the New Mexico and Arizona construction, according to The Associated Press.

The administration has awarded $2.8 billion in contracts for barriers covering 247 miles (390 kilometers), with all but 17 miles (27 kilometers) of that to replace existing barriers instead of expanding coverage.

Recently-installed bollard style fencing on the US-Mexico border near Santa Teresa, N.M., on April 30, 2019. (PAUL RATJE/AFP/Getty Images)

Various forms of barriers already exist along 654 miles (1,046 kilometers) — about a third — of the border.

The construction comes as immigrant apprehensions have fallen sharply over the past two months due to the summer heat and a clampdown in Mexico.

Construction on a new half-mile section of border fence built by We Build the Wall at Sunland Park, N.M., on May 30, 2019. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Tens of thousands of people have come into the United States over the past year.

Construction is expected to take about 45 days. The government then plans to tackle two other projects in Arizona, including nearly 40 miles (64.4 kilometers) of fencing in other parts of the national monument and areas of Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

via zerohedge

6 comments

  1. Mr. President, thank you for all of your efforts to make America safe and to stop the invasion of illegals into our country along the southern border. Now implement eliminating the stupid misinterpreted birthright law which is the bait drawing the fish across the border, too!

  2. What a beautiful picture! Thank you President Trump! I knew you could get it done, despite all the dirty tricks you’ve faced! MAGA! Trump 2020!

  3. Looking fantastic Mr.President. I believed in you and Vice President Pence to be able to keep your campaign promises. You have been able to no matter what the (I will be nice) side did to stop you. Let’s Keep America Great!!!!!!!!!! Trump and Pence. 2020.

  4. Trump has been able to accomplish so much, despite the obstructionists on both sides… we’ve never had a president that is as transparent before, it’s a welcome relief! He may not be perfect, but he sure is getting the job done, and he seems to be the only candidate that’s concerned about we, the AMERICAN people, we the legal citizens of this country. We all welcome immigrants AS LONG AS THEY DO IT LEGALLY! They keep throwing the race card, it’s getting old. Stupid is as stupid does… and the Democrat Socialists are one hateful bunch, they’re like a bunch of children raging because they’re still butt hurt about Hillary. They thought they were going to get their way, and that they could finally shut up us conservatives from telling the truth. Oh hell no! It’s sad that we have to keep pointing out the fact that ILLEGAL = ILLEGAL. They’re not an undocumented worker, they are an illegal alien that crossed the border, and are breaking the law every single day they’re here, period! Somehow they think they can fight facts with feelings, or that feelings trump facts, and the law. The Democrat Socialists certainly are breaking the law by helping the illegals, and they keep getting our citizens murdered by the illegals, and taken advantage of. Shame on all the Democrat Socialists for being so corrupt, and untrustworthy. I think a lot of them are simply misguided. If you watch CNN, and the other liberal main stream hate conservative media, any person hearing only their lies would explain a lot. Unfortunately some of them hate so much they refuse to hear the truth, even when the truth is presented to them.

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