CBP Completes 50 Miles of New Border, 50 More Underway

Epoch Times:

About 50 miles of brand new wall has been completed by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) along the United States’ southwest border, with more expected to be constructed, according to acting Commissioner Mark Morgan.

“Fifty miles of new border wall on the Southwest border and construction continues every day,” Morgan announced in a July 10 Twitter post. “Construction is underway for more than 50 additional miles and more contract awards are anticipated by the end of the year.”

Accompanying Morgan’s Twitter post were a few photos, some showing the construction process—others depicting the finished product. It didn’t say exactly where the new wall was being built.

The Department of Homeland Security announced weeks ago that Morgan would serve as the acting commissioner of CBP after John P. Sanders’s decision to resign. Morgan became the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in May.

Last month, President Donald Trump praised a decision reached by the federal court denying a request by House Democrats to block funds being appropriated from other accounts for the construction of the border wall.

“Just had a big victory in Federal Court over the Democrats in the House on the desperately needed Border Wall. A big step in the right direction. Wall is under construction!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

U.S. Border Patrol apprehended 688,375 illegal aliens on the southern border this fiscal year, according to the latest CBP data. In June alone, Border Patrol agents apprehended 94,897 illegal immigrants.
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10 Comments on CBP Completes 50 Miles of New Border, 50 More Underway

  1. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” or 50 miles of fence at a time.

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  2. I’m hoping for the day, sometime after the Republican Convention, during a rally, PDT unveils a video showing how much new wall he has built … (& using his words) “it’s spectacular! … & if you want to see the rest built all you gotta do is pull the lever for Donald J. Trump & Mike Pence!”

    D’rat’s gotta be scared shitless over ever piece of new fence put up

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  3. In the small town where I live (The Bay Area) we have a local blog; lost dog, the occasional car burglary, that sort of thing. Today I saw this;

    “Candlelight Vigil in support of better conditions at the US border – WHAT TO EXPECT, WHAT TO BRING
    Friday, July 12, 7pm at the City Park Gazebo: Lights for Liberty candlelight vigil. https://www.facebook.com/events/350536272520879/ This should be a moving event – all welcome!
    WHAT TO EXPECT:
    – Gather with others who care deeply about conditions at our southern border
    – Hear from nearby organizations that are working with immigrant families; be moved by the stories and efforts being made to welcome young and old who seek freedom and safety in the U.S.
    – Learn what you can do to help
    – View a display of Nikki Basch-Davis’ art, “My Voice” – faces of the human tragedy at our southern border
    – Opportunity to sign a Benicia Lights for Liberty petition
    – Take part in a closing silent candlelight vigil – taking our lights into all the world

    What to Bring:
    – Your energy, commitment, hope, solidarity…
    – Your cell phone, flashlight or LED candle (LED candles will be available for the first 120 participants. Lit candles not allowed.)
    – A folding chair
    – Signs of support for immigrants and asylum seekers”

    There were 37 replies, all of the similar deluded leftest opinions about our border crisis.

    No, I really don’t have the energy or patience to even try to set them straight. This is the mindset, the group think, that confronts us. The very idea that a sovereign nation must have enforceable borders, that the rule of law, including immigration laws, define us as civilized, and that there exists no legal or moral right for anyone to crash our borders, all foreign concepts to the left. If I refuse to let someone onto my property, I might be a jerk, but I have not violated anyone’s rights. The same is true when the state prohibits entry into the nation or restricts egress through common spaces under the state’s control. Yes, we are a welcoming nation, but there is a legal way to immigrate.

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  4. Rich Taylor: every one of them should be sent home as a sponsor for an illegal alien or MS-13 member. See how long their moral posturing persists when they are either out a bunch of money or their very lives.

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  5. RadioMattM, Yep

    Braden Lynch, they are all virtue signalling because none of them live close to the border, none of them is affected by the invasion at the border, and most of it is fueled by the animus of Trump because he is for an enforceable border. It is lunacy.

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  6. “…It didn’t say exactly where the new wall was being built…”

    Probably in a sector which was not heavily patrolled, an area beyond the physical capabilities of antifa, and a place where thousands of illegals used to cross over undetected. And now there’s a wall, so the illegals are shunted geographically to detention center chokepoints. I think that’s part of the massive surge in detainees: The flow of illegals has increased, but the interception rate has increased even more, thanks to Trump.

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  7. Build the wall like life depends on it. It does. In the mean time, buy another case of ammo.

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