While the overall approval of the funding for President Trump’s border wall along our southern border with Mexico still pending, construction has begun on a small, 15 mile section of “the wall” in San Diego.
The wall is necessary to help cut back on the number of illegal immigrants bleeding into the country, some of whom are violent criminals and members of gangs and cartels.
If you listen closely, you can hear the cries and wails of progressives all over the city.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says they’re beginning improvements on a section of the border wall near San Diego, partly in preparation for the existing wall to connect with whatever new wall the Trump Administration has planned, Fox News reports.
The current San Diego border wall was built in the 1990s with material left over from the 1960s and ’70s, including Vietnam War-era “recycled scraps of metal and old landing mat steel plates,” the Customs and Border Patrol told Fox. Since the “cross border threat has increased,” the wall will get an update over the next several months.
The new wall will be a “bollard-style wall” that is twice as high as the existing wall. CBP is also installing what they call an “anti-climbing plate.”
“The construction of this new substantial wall will improve overall border security, the safety and effectiveness of Border Patrol agents, the safety of the public, and will enhance the atmosphere for business and commerce in the area,” the Border Patrol said of the project.
While the Trump administration is still waiting on the funding to go through for the new wall, the CBP is working to make improvements to the one that is already there, hoping that many of these updates will dissuade illegals from crossing over the border.
As of now, updates exist for another stretch of the fence in Calexico, California and includes 20 miles of fencing.
A country’s borders are like the doors and windows of a private citizen’s home. A regular person wouldn’t just allow strangers into their home, as the individual could be dangerous and intend to do harm to his or her family.
This is why we absolutely need the wall and need to be tough on illegal immigration. On the flip side, we need to make some improvements to the current immigration system so that folks who have intentions of coming here and contributing to our society don’t have to wait a decade to make it in.
Both of these should combine together to improve and reduce illegal immigration.
Source: The Daily Wire
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