Trump Administration, DHS & CBP Celebrates 400 Miles of New Border Wall System ~VIDEO


WASHINGTON – -( Today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) celebrated the construction of nearly 400 miles of new border wall system, in high priority locations across the Southwest border under the Trump Administration.

Since CBP began constructing border barriers nearly 30 years ago, these barriers have proved to be a critical component in gaining operational control of the border. Deploying the wall system in high priority areas allows U.S. Border Patrol to decide where border crossings take place, not smugglers, and where to deploy personnel and technology in complement to the border barrier.

“The progress we are celebrating here did not happen by accident. The many miles of border wall system exists because of the will and vision of President Trump, and the dedication and hard work of the men and women of DHS, the Army Corps of Engineers and our colleagues from across the Administration, said Acting Secretary Chad Wolf. “While this is an important milestone, we are building even more wall. Currently, we have nearly 210 more miles under construction, and we expect to complete 450 miles by the end of the year.”

“Today is an historic day for the American people and for the Trump Administration, defying all those who said it couldn’t be done,” said Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli. “The celebration of 400 miles of border wall system is a testament to President Trump’s leadership and this Administration’s commitment to secure our southern border and build an effective border wall system that protects all Americans.”

“The border wall system is Exhibit A in showing that the Trump Administration is serious about border security,” said CBP Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan. “This wall saves American lives. Every single bit of concrete and steel that goes into the ground stops dangerous people and deadly drugs from coming into this country.”

“We are shutting down illegal border crossing points with the new border wall system,” said U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott. “For too long, the smugglers had the upper hand in choosing where and when they smuggle their contraband, and that will no longer be the case.”

Today, construction is averaging approximately 10 miles per week of completion.

New border wall system is funded and will be constructed in San Diego, El Centro, Yuma, Tucson, El Paso, Del Rio, Laredo and Rio Grande Valley Sectors. Approximately 338 additional miles are currently under construction or in the pre-construction phase.

The new border wall system is helping to secure the Southern border from illicit cross border activity and is encouraging lawful entry in a safe and legal manner through available ports of entry. The system is designed to enhance national security and increase safety of Border Patrol agents.

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What makes this wall effective at keeping border jumpers out? Can it not be scaled with a rope ladder???? I’ve been up and down rope ladders on ship sides with full battle packs appearing to be taller than that wall. Explanation please.


Unbelievable. Censoring government officials because they don’t like what they’re saying is completely unacceptable. Congress better do something.


Can anyone assure me as to the dowurability of this wall? I wonder if the “slats” could easily be cut with a cordless drill driving a carbide blade and easily swung out of the way to all illegals to wander in at will. Surely this contingency has been discussed before?


They are filled with concrete & have sensors, Question is how long till they get to BUY their way in,over or under ? Big money involved. The harder they make it the more they can charge. I think the drugs coming across the border are a distraction from the real tonnage being brought in with diplomatic immunity.

Last edited 1 year ago by Arny

Yup! Hell of a lot fewer illegal aliens now.


Question is when will someone look into the Billions wasted in the past ? Will anyone got to jail ? Not likely. We have spent $187 Billion since Reagan till 2013. How much since ? A completed wall was estimated at $23 to 60 Billion on the high end. They used decking from decommishioned ships from Vietnam era. At that time new materials would have been cheaper. And how about Boeing, Whachahut & others getting millions for FAILED surveillance systems they installed ? And how many politicians got kickbacks thru cash, stock options, etc ?


As former CBP, that isn’t “new” wall. ~90-95% of that wall/barrier is replacement, not new.

I really wish he would have kept that wall promise. Not having the House, and potentially a Senate flip, is now going to make the wall impossible to build.

Last edited 1 year ago by AlphaMikeEcho

So it IS “NEW WALL” replacing the mostly ineffective old wall.


From what I can see, it’s about a 50/50 mix. Better than nothing, I suppose.