WALLS WORK: San Diego Border Wall Already Making A Difference


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Walls work.

That’s why President Trump is so adamant about getting a border wall put up at the U.S.-Mexico border to stop a huge ammount of illegal immigrants from crossing over!

To prove it, San Diego has already reported a huge difference in the amount of illegal immigrants coming into their city ever since 52 miles of border wall were recently replaced.

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Check it out from GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel, who shared the clip of the great news on Twitter:

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For some background on the long stretch of border wall that was put up in San Diego, The Los Angeles Times gave these details:

Along a dirt road situated between a middle-class neighborhood in eastern Tijuana and warehouses in Otay Mesa, border patrol agents celebrated the completion of a $147-million border wall replacement project Friday.

San Diego Sector Acting Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Kathleen Scudder stood in front of a row of television cameras while a crane filled the lone remaining gap of a 14-mile stretch of border fencing between the Pacific Ocean and Otay Mountain with an 18-foot tall steel barrier.

Those steel beams replaced much shorter Vietnam-era metal panels that were originally installed in the mid-1990s to stop people from driving across the border.

The steel panels accomplished that goal, but illegal border crossings have evolved, modernized and adapted. Smugglers could easily climb the steel panels — which were as short as four feet in some places — and push them over in certain places.

Coupled with other border infrastructure in the area — including stadium lighting, motion sensors, cameras and, of course, Border Patrol agents — the new border fence should increase agent safety and decrease human and drug smuggling, Scudder said.

“One part of that system doesn’t work alone,” she said. “A wall of a fence isn’t going to keep people out, necessarily. We don’t build the walls to be a complete deterrent. They are one tool as part of the system.”

Those individual parts of the system performing together give Border Patrol agents the ability to work smarter with finite resources to secure the southern border, she added. Border Patrol agents said the taller steel beams are an upgrade from the Vietnam-era steel panels in two major ways.

First, they can see through spaces in between the steel beams so the agents won’t be caught off guard by people running up to the fence or even throwing rocks over the structure. Second, the taller obstacle takes longer to climb, which gives agents more time to respond.

“If we didn’t have a wall like this and you could just jump over within seconds,” said agent Vincent Pirro. “How fast can you be in a car? You’ll be in a car into the United States in a matter of minutes.”

Friday marked the completion of San Diego’s border replacement project, which began in May 2018.

Local news source CBS8 also said:

n Friday, crews finished the installment of the last panel of the Otay Mesa border wall, a section of fencing that stretches a half-mile east of the Pacific Ocean to the base of Otay Mountain. 

The new wall more closely aligns with the border. Previously, the fencing went with topography and was built further inland. This time, it's about two feet from the actual line and will make maintenance easier, according to authorities.

          

Border Patrol said the new fence allows better visibility to see what's happening in Mexico. They also said while the wall is working, it's part of a comprehensive strategy to secure the border: infrastructure, cameras, ground sensors, and staffing.

The current administration allocated $147 million for the 14-mile project in 2017, with work starting last May.

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