To all the haters….the Wall is most definitely going up!
Day by day, the Trump Administration adds new sections.
And to keep us all informed, they release video for each new section.
I LOVE IT!
Looking good boys (and girls) keep it going!
And to all the losers who say this is just replacing existing wall -- WRONG!
This is REAL wall folks, way bigger and stronger and more advanced than anything we've had in that area before.
The local paper, Tucson.com, will educate you:
In the desert east of Lukeville, 30-foot poles mark the next stage of the Trump administration’s border wall.
Last week, construction crews gingerly maneuvered the poles into a trench dug along the U.S.-Mexico border east of this border town 150 miles west of Tucson.
The poles, known as bollards, are the same height and dark color as the bollards being installed along a 26-mile stretch near San Luis, the border town south of Yuma.
Plans are in the works to spend $646 million on 63 miles of wall in Southern Arizona.
Starting in October, the wall will replace vehicle barriers or shorter fencing along the rest of the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument near Lukeville and much of the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. The wall also will run along 19 miles in Cochise County and cross the San Pedro River. Another five miles are planned along the Colorado River near Yuma.
The chants at President Trump’s political rallies have changed from “build the wall” in 2016 to “finish the wall” in recent weeks. So far, the Trump administration has replaced about 60 miles of fencing with 30-foot bollards.
Critics, meanwhile, condemn the wall project as ineffective and a vanity project for the president.
While the political debate about the wall swirls in the United States, a man on a horse heads to Sonoyta, the Mexican border town south of Lukeville, to buy sodas and snacks.
He was taking a break from turning mesquite branches into charcoal during the hot afternoon hours on Wednesday. He didn’t want to give his name, but he chatted in Spanish about cutting branches from trees along the banks of the Rio Sonoyta.
The river runs parallel to the border and feeds the green fields of squash, cotton and alfalfa a few hundred yards from the border wall, providing a livelihood to many local residents.
With a handshake and a wave, he and his horse trotted off toward Sonoyta.
Farther down the dirt-and-gravel road that runs along the south side of the border wall, construction crews were pouring concrete into a trench dug for the new sections of the border wall.
Panels of bollards, each with eight of the 30-foot poles, were stacked on the road north of the border. The crews were installing the third panel Wednesday afternoon.
Heavy machinery stamped with the logo of Southwest Valley Constructors, an Albuquerque-based firm that was awarded a $646 million contract to build the wall in Southern Arizona, lifted out metal-mesh fencing that stood about 15 feet high.
The mesh fencing closer to the port of entry was riddled with patches where smugglers had cut holes. Two strands of razor-sharp concertina wire ran along the upper part of the fence, at least until it was time to replace the fence with bollards.
The plan is to replace five miles of mesh fencing near the Lukeville Port of Entry, known to many Arizonans as the gateway to the beaches of Rocky Point.With an almost cartoonish “boing” sound, each strand of razor-sharp concertina wire would suddenly drop and dangle when a worker clipped the wire, less than a year after the wire was hung with much fanfare by National Guard troops who were sent to the border to assist Border Patrol agents.
The plan is to replace three miles of mesh fencing on the east side of the Lukeville Port of Entry, known to many Arizonans as the gateway to the beaches of Rocky Point, and another two miles on the west side of the port of entry.
To the east of Lukeville, the mesh fencing turns into rail-and-post barriers that run to the horizon. In the coming months, those barriers will be replaced with 30-foot bollards.
After being sold out for 3 months, they're finally back in stock!
Only while they last.