Are you tired of winning yet?
We’re most certainly not!
Trump has followed through on his key campaign promise: building a wall on our southern border.
Today, we received word from Chief Rodney Scott that the new border wall is working big time.
To put this into perspective, don’t forget that the media was mocking the various prototypes as well as the “slats” used in the new border barrier.
Well, it turns out that those “slats” are incredibly effective.
New border wall is 90 percent effective in stopping illegal border crossings, according to Chief Rodney Scott.
Before the new border wall was build, the Border Patrol protection was only 10 percent effective.
That is an 800 percent increase in effectiveness. HUGE!
See more impressive details on the border wall below:
With so much good news and progress being made on the Southern border, it's no wonder the media is focusing so much of its time on the coronavirus, which we still don't know a lot about.
A 90 percent effectiveness rate on the new border wall is a huge return on investment for American tax payers.
This reduces the number of illegal drugs, criminal aliens, human traffickers, and law breakers from entering our country.
The Washington Examiner has more details on Chief Rodney Scott's major announcement:
President Trump’s long-promised border wall is working.
The new chief of Border Patrol, which is under U.S. Customs and Border Protection, revealed that the parts of the new “wall system” are 90% “effective,” up from just 10% before it was built, replacing a ragtag of broken fencing.
“It changes everything,” said Chief Rodney Scott, of the 135-136 miles of new wall, roadways, and high-tech spyware. “There is a huge return on investment,” he added.
“This system is going to have a huge impact,” added Deputy Chief Raul Ortiz.
In the San Diego area, Scott said that the wall has essentially ended illegal crossings of humans and cars.
And, in an added benefit, it now requires 150 fewer border agents, a savings of $28 million in salaries and benefits, he said at a press briefing, his first since he and Ortiz took over CBP in January.
Plus, with a better border road, vehicles that once fell apart at 40,000-60,000 miles now last to 100,000 miles before they are auctioned off.
“There is return after return,” said Scott.
The wall is especially good at stopping trucks and cars, he said, because it takes too much time and effort to saw through several wall bollards needed to make an opening that is big enough to drive through.
“The border wall system all but stopped that completely,” he said.
As a result, drug cartels have changed tactics, building expensive tunnels and trying to sneak drugs in on vehicles passing through border entry points. But that isn’t effective, he said.
“It shut down that entire threat. Anywhere we built the border wall system, the first thing it does is shut off those drive-throughs. The second thing is, it shuts off massive amounts of people coming through at the same time. So, it’s forced the drug cartels, especially El Chapo’s group, Sinaloa, to shift tactics,” he said.
This is big news!
And it's another factual talking point that the President can use on the campaign trail as he makes his case for reelection.
Promises made, promises kept, indeed!
Of course, the wall is not an end-all-be-all solution.
Rather, it's one of many tools used to help Border Patrol more effectively and efficiently do it's job.
Physical barriers help slow down illegal crossings, providing ample time for Border Patrol to arrive on the scene.
It also makes it more difficult to get large quantities of illegal drugs or black market weapons across the border.
Republican lawmaker Andy Biggs of Arizona is part of the House Judiciary Committee.
The Daily Signal reports on comments Biggs made on how a border wall effectively works:
“That’s why you need a systemwide [reliance on] fences, because that barrier actually works,” Biggs said. “It slows people down enough so we can get our boots on the ground to interdict.”
The Arizona Republican, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, led a congressional delegation to the border in February that included fellow Republicans French Hill of Arkansas, Paul Gosar of Arizona, Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin, and Russ Fulcher of Idaho.
Biggs said physical barriers have made a difference for the better.
“Down in Yuma … where they have replaced the … fencing that the Obama administration had, it has slowed down the trafficking whenever they put up the 30-foot bollard fencing,” he said.
Biggs said it also is important that the Department of Homeland Security invest in the appropriate vehicles necessary for rough terrain where it would be difficult to build a traditional fence or wall.
“I [would] make sure that we have the road infrastructure to get there, because there are places where we’re not necessarily going to put fence because it’s so rugged,” Biggs said. “You will still get smugglers through that area, but you’re going to get some roads and infrastructure wherever possible so we can get our boots on the ground there.”
Biggs suggested that forward operating bases might be necessary in some places to have more controlled entry points in those rugged areas where a fence may not be feasible.
Lastly, he said the government needs to place a greater emphasis on screening vehicles traveling from Mexico to the United States and from the U.S. back to Mexico.
The new border wall changes everything.
An 800 percent increase in stopping illegal crossings will save American lives and also preserve American jobs!
A 90 percent effectiveness rate is amazing.
Let's hope lawmakers partner with Trump to give the Border Patrol all the resources they need to bring that number up to 100 percent!