Under budget and ahead of schedule!
The border wall on the southern border is yet another promise that Trump is keeping!
While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought much of the country to a screeching halt, construction on the border wall has actually SPED UP!
In a surprise announcement, CBP Chief Adam Shaw anounced that "we're increasing the pace of construction."
As of today, 182 miles have been built this year.
The total will be 450 miles of new border wall by the end of the calendar year.
Though the media always try to portray Trump as a liar or a con man, the reality is that he is a man of his word…
And he is DELIVERING on his signature campaign promise!
More border wall updates below:
As voters head to the polls in November, they will remember that Trump kept his signature promise.
The wall on the border with Mexico is being built!
And yes... it's ahead of schedule!
According to Fox News:
Construction of the wall at the southern border has sped up amid the coronavirus crisis, and it remains a “top priority” for the Trump administration, the head of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) told Fox News this week.
"This pandemic has not slowed the construction of the border wall system. In fact, we’re increasing the pace of construction," Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan said. "COVID-19 should be a wake-up call for all Americans that border security is national security. Preventing and slowing down the introduction of a deadly virus into the U.S. from outside our borders is exactly why border security matters, and why the wall matters."
Morgan said that 182 miles of the wall have been built so far, as the administration tries to meet its goal of completing 450 miles by the end of the year, after years of battling in Congress and the courts for funding. It’s a significant jump in a few months -- the administration marked the 100th mile built in January and surpassed 150 miles last month.
“Border security is national security and the border wall system is a priority in protecting the American people. We’ve been consistent about our need for a wall, and we are full steam ahead on its construction,” he said, in written responses to questions from Fox News.
While much of that construction has been in places where there were already existing structures, officials have been keen to point out that there is a big difference between this wall and the old landing-mat style structures that could easily be driven or climbed over.
“Keep in mind that a comprehensive border wall system is not just a physical structure, but it also includes more roads for Border Patrol enforcement, and ever-evolving technology like cameras and sensors -- equipment that is vital for confronting the unique and diverse threats we face, including pandemics,” Morgan said.
The wall is one of the Trump administration’s most controversial policies -- having served as a lightning rod for criticism ever since the campaign. Democrats and pro-immigrant activists have claimed that a wall is cruel, while simultaneously claiming it doesn’t work.
Last month, dozens of House and Senate Democrats wrote to the administration urging it to halt all border wall construction.
As Trump has said, border security is health security!
After all, COVID-19 did NOT originate here in the states.
It had to come through our borders before community spread took hold within our country.
By securing our borders, we lower crime rates, protect our citizens, and ensure the health of everyone who lives here!
Want to see more about the border wall construction?
The Trump administration has launched a webcam that streams construction on the wall.
The cameras are strategically placed to protect all those who are working on constructing the wall.
The Washington Examiner confirms the launch of the "border wall cam":
The promised "border wall cam" to show off the construction of President Trump’s wall has finally debuted and shows, in rapid fashion, panel after panel falling in place along the El Centro border sector in Southern California.
“Looking for the latest updates about the border wall system? Check out our new webpage, which gives a first-hand look at construction of the border wall system and its impact on our national security,” tweeted U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott.
Secrets earlier said this week that the system, called for by top Trump aide Jared Kushner, was set to go live this week on the homepage of U.S. Customs and Border Protection as the agency crossed 164 miles of new wall.
The package on the page is more than promised. It includes an edited loop of the construction, the latest facts and figures about the $15 billion wall project, and an updated interactive map of the activities.
“People will see that President Trump is coming through on his promises,” said a top aide.
Another added, “This shows 164 miles of promises kept.”
The view is not actually live because officials wanted to block proprietary information, technology, and techniques, especially of contractors. Also at issue was the safety of border agents.
You can watch the border wall cam here.
Thank you, President Trump, for keeping your promises!