President Trump made several major promises to voters during his successful 2016 campaign for the White House, including a prominent guarantee that he would do everything in his power to build a “big, beautiful” wall on the southern borer between the United States and Mexico.
The idea, of course, is to funnel would-be Americans through legal ports of entry on their to naturalization while also curbing much of the illegal smuggling activities that take place in the wide open expanses of desert that lay between the United States and their southerly neighbors.
In this pursuit, the President has drawn mixed results thanks in no small part to the “resistance” of the liberal left. This overarching belief that all-things-Trump must be vociferously opposed has brought a stagnation to the legislative process, particularly in regards to the wall.
Today, however, some positive progress in this effort was announced in stunning fashion by Border Patrol.
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Drone footage released by the Border Patrol over the weekend shows miles of a “new border wall system” going up at a location in Arizona near where illegal immigrants were seen streaming into America years ago.
The construction is taking place near San Luis and is being carried out with the help of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
“CBP has constructed over 60 miles of new border wall system along the SW border since 2017 and expects to complete 450 miles by the end of 2020,” the Border Patrol said in a tweet.
The agency also published a before-and-after comparison for all to see.
Illegal border crossings in San Luis, AZ, in 2005 versus the same location today: In 2005, 10’ landing mat failed to impede and deny illegal entries. Today, CBP has a triple layered enforcement zone which includes an 18’ bollard wall. pic.twitter.com/DSO5p0h75M
— CBP (@CBP) August 25, 2019
Border Patrol used the attention this week to announce several other Arizona-based wall projects that were in various stages of completion, putting to rest the left’s incessant talking point regarding Trump’s inability to deliver on his campaign promise.
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