DHS: 2 Miles of Border Wall Being Constructed Every Week

Epoch Times: 

WASHINGTON—About two miles of border wall are being built per week right now, according to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan.

“[It’s] coming along aggressively,” he told President Donald Trump during a meeting at the White House on June 12. “By the end of next year, over 400 miles [will be built].”

Trump predicted it might be closer to 500 miles, and said, “We have to kick and scream for every inch because the Democrats just will not give us what we need.”

New and replacement wall is currently being constructed near San Diego, as well as San Luis, Arizona, and El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Ground excavation is underway in Otay Mesa in the San Diego Sector, CBP said on June 11. The 14 miles of new wall will act as a secondary barrier. It will be 30 feet high and “will be outfitted with smart detection technology that keeps Border Patrol agents safe while deterring illicit cross-border activity,” CBP wrote on Twitter.

In San Luis, Arizona, around 22 miles of primary fencing is being constructed, with about 1 mile completed by May 30, according to CBP.

A total of 44 miles of steel bollard pedestrian barrier is to replace ineffective fencing in the Yuma, El Centro, and San Diego sectors.

And in the Rio Grande Valley—where the river, and its propensity to flood, causes additional challenges for fencing options—the focus is on levee walls that will double as border barrier, as well as gates to close gaps in existing fencing.

Construction started on April 4 for a new, 13-mile stretch of levee wall in Hidalgo County, about a mile north of the Rio Grande. keep reading

11 Comments on DHS: 2 Miles of Border Wall Being Constructed Every Week

  1. us/mexico border ~ 2000 miles

    2000 mi / 2 mi/wk = 1000 wks
    1000 wks / 52 wks/yr = 19.2 yrs

    ~5 presidential cycles. seems unlikely to ever finish.

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  2. It’s always discouraging to hear these stats. Especially when it’s being presented as something that we should be happy about. 2 miles per week? WTF?

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  3. Do the math. Is that you Ann Coulter?

    You must remember that 2 miles a week is 2 miles more per week more than the last 44 presidents have even tried to get done.

    Without the assistance of deep state congresszzzzz. And an antithetical media.
    Trump moves forward in spite of one roadblock after another. If the shitpickles on Capitol hill did anything but dither and dream of impeachment the wall would be built toot sweet.

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  4. Arc Light will more impressive …It’s good for Morale…and scares the

    hell out of the fooks…

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  5. Agree with PHenry – if not as much as we would like it is still significant. And much of the border doesn’t need walls. Also, with a Republican House a lot more could be done – this is with one chamber of Congress adamantly opposed to the president’s actions.
    Having several hundred miles of new border wall in November 2020 will be the best thing Trump can do for reelection.

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  6. Should have started in 1960.I gave them
    a 30′ high concrete wall design with a huge
    bulbious footer.Hardened sheet pile underneath
    50′ deep.100′ guard tower every mile.Cheaper than the
    300 billion a year we spend on their welfare,prison,
    crime and general bull crap…

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  7. Go for 200 miles a month and have the Chamber of Commerce executives, sans Second Amendment provisions, defend areas not yet protected.

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