President Trump Announces Border Wall Construction Has Begun

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President Trump tweeted early yesterday that the first section of the border wall is under construction in California.

According to the Daily Wire:

Although approval is still pending on the billions of dollars President Donald Trump needs to build a full border wall along the United States’ southern border with Mexico, work on a 15-mile section of “the wall” officially began on Friday.

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 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.

President Trump campaigned on a border wall on the southern border, but obstructionist Democrats in the U.S. Senate have made forward progress nearly impossible to start a large scale construction. This encouraging first step shows that the president is earnest about delivering on his campaign promise, but needs Congress to follow through with the construction funding, so the president can commence negotiations with Mexico to refund the United States for the ongoing security obligations their citizens have cost the American taxpayer.

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