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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giley
giley
4 years ago

Good to see that the wall is starting to go up. While it will not protect 100% it will be leaps to secure our border once and for all. Now, Congress and the Senate need to step up and pass the budget to fund the billions needed for completion. This game has been going on for too long. It’s time to send a message that we have laws and they will be enforced.

Pam Dunn
Pam Dunn
4 years ago

THUMBS UP for a President making America Great Again and for kicking out the ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS. Now lets kick out the so-called “DACA” pigs too.

POGO
4 years ago
Reply to  Pam Dunn

The Communists Liberals R Blocking The Wall SO They Can Have A Larger ILLEGAL VOTEING BASE of Mostly ILLerates WHO DON,T SPEAK ENGLISH! And IT,s NOT UP 2 US 2 TEACH THEM !! IF THEY DON,T SPEAK & UNDERSTAND ENGLISH THEY DON,T BELONG HERE!! SAME 4 Any One They Want 2 Bring in !

Bill Williams
4 years ago

The Trumpster said he’d build a wall and he’s doing just that. Let us count the ways he has improved our America.

Old Sarge
Old Sarge
4 years ago

There are many who seem to think that building the wall will be the end of it. The only thing that will accomplish is a false sense of security. It will discourage a lot of people from trying to get through. It will not be an end all and, in itself, will not be a be a deterrent to those with the daring to attempt to breach it.

Every inch of it will have to be monitored. That will cost millions. It will take all types of surveillance equipment and a lot of it. The wall will need regular armed patrols and constant probes to insure that no one is getting through by other means like tunneling. On top of all that will be periodic maintenance. I can’t help but wonder how many of those all for the wall now will balk when they see all that added to their taxes?

“If mountains and oceans can be overcome, anything made by man can be overcome.” George S. Patton Jr.

Michael Kuerlemann
4 years ago
Reply to  Old Sarge

REPLY – @mikekuerlemann the Wall will be put up with a anti climb filament – 😛

gogon
4 years ago
Reply to  Old Sarge

The border wall can be equipped with solar powered elect fence at the top of the wall, if necessary.

Pissed Off American
Pissed Off American
1 year ago
Reply to  Old Sarge

Sure it’s not a cure all but a good start. Got to start somewhere. Border Patrol has been patrolling for years and looking for tunnels. It’s already on your taxes. So what do you want wide open illegals coming in and you support them or slow the flow as much as possible with a wall. Either way your going to pay for it. Wall one time and maintain or every illegal over and over again. I have no problem with Claymores, barb wire, land mines etc. You want to come here do it legally. A friend from Sweden took nine years to get here legally.

Cp123
4 years ago

This President s a man of his word. Almost feel sorry for the democrats and the media as the lies catch up with them. They banked on All Americans being stupid. They lost that bet. trump 2020 so we keep on improving.

Bill Cash
4 years ago

Gotta start somewhere and any help against the illegals is welcome. Talked with one of my neighbors Sunday, he’s Mexican American, and he waited five years to get his legal status in the USA. AND you might say he is pissed at those who are being allowed to violate the law he had to comply with. He’s absolutely FOR THE WALL.

LESTER E. MARTIN JR.
LESTER E. MARTIN JR.
4 years ago

I think Congress should listen to the will of “WE THE PEOPLE” and get their act straightend up because thats what hey were elected to do not whatever the hell they want to ! ! ! !

Alan
Alan
4 years ago

The Wall is coming — music to my ears. Let’s silence this phony crybaby fraud garbage talk about separating children from their parents at the border. That’s the fault of the border jumpers who dump those youngsters at the border, trying to play the game of false asylum seekers when in many cases the adults who dump the children are not even the real parents. The democrats use this to get illegal aliens and criminals into our country.
Still, we are making great progress at starting to clean up California now that the cesspool is draining.
California needs a complete blood transfusion to honest people who are real Americans. Let’s leave the old corrupt Californians behind and start out fresh. It is possible. The reconstruction of California is starting. It is up to us!

Frank2525
Frank2525
4 years ago
Reply to  Alan

Not all of California is at fault. Only the large cities, where they have illegals, along with homeless, living in tents, cars, run-down campers in the cities, on sidewalks, parks, and under the freeway bridges. They used to be “tree huggers” in California, Oregon, and Washington State, in the Meth and other drug days. But with cities growing out and taking up those areas, they have become city dwellers, to exist on handouts, free phones, and minutes. Shameful, to have so many young folks who used to do that work , now in college (free) to illegal, but under CETA, DETA, or other programs. Get a college degree, but find the work done by foreigners, and they do not even hear of the jobs, or get chance to compete for them. So many USA citizens had to train a froeign person, who then took over their job. The USA citizen wound up on food stamps, unemployment, and other benefits. Hope you check out this statement for yourself. Do not take my word for it. At 88 years of age, I was 20-21 when I entered Military Service Oct 50, thinking I would work construction, coal miner, or store clerk , rest of my life, with HS diploma 1947. In Military, they tested me and found I had high aptitudes. Never intended to serve past end of Korean conflict, but could not resist the challenges offered and I served 26 years 18 day, retiring in 1976. Left Service with 124 college credit hours, confirmed, in several disciplines, having taught USA military, and Canadian, Greek, Turks, National Guard, and USA selling aircraft to them at end of training. Then in Satellite Communications , learned on the job, I managed military communications (and Intelligence) in Pacific, and we connected Planet Earth in the communications now used by Military and Civilian (1970 to 1976). 1974-75, I installed a TACSATCOM terminal in Hawaii for Presidential Support, with full authority for that terminal. Briefed two full ADMIRALS ( one was PACAF Commander) for all Military in Pacific. His return briefing (Top Secret) to me, led to EXPANDED USAGED of my terminal, when it was activated, after I left, with job completed. Last year, with 2 others, I went to Omaha, NE to set with Corp of Engineers, and other communicators, and designed SATCOM terminal for Offutt AFB, Ne in 1976, and I retired 1 Nov 76. Otherwise we would still be using typewriters, and snail mail. In that service, I met wonderful people, to work with me, and for me, and for who I reported to.

Samianne
Samianne
4 years ago
Reply to  Frank2525

Thank you for your service to this country and it’s people.

S D of AZ
4 years ago
Reply to  Frank2525

Thank you for your service. My dad was serving when you were. Gone now but a good man. I was born in San Diego at the naval hospital in 1948. CA is a beautiful state but parts are going to the third world status. It seems were dems are in charge, it all goes into the toilets. Best of luck to you. Stay out of those cities.

Bot Bowles
Bot Bowles
4 years ago

Its not just the obstructionist Democrats, but obstructionist Republicans like McConnell and Paul Ryan who oppose Donald Trump’s wall.

Wendell Fountain
Wendell Fountain
4 years ago

Thank God for President Trump! We desperately need the FULL wall by the end of 2020. We must keep these alien invaders our country!

George
George
4 years ago

MAGA. Thanks President Trump.

George
George
4 years ago

Thanks president Trump. MAGA

Warren
Warren
4 years ago

Just think whata wall we could have built with the many Billions the Muslim Mtt gave to the Mullas & the Muslim Brotherhood….!!!!

James
James
4 years ago

Finally, a President who Stands Up for America, and Does NOT go on apology tours.

May God richly bless you, Mr. President!

Connie Carnahan
Connie Carnahan
4 years ago

President Trump is doing all he can to fulfill his campaign promises. He is up against the obstructionist Democrats who are totally against him to the point where they won’t even compromise. They desperately want to see our President fail. President Trump is putting America first. And it’s wonderful. I have confidence in the President which was lacking big time with Obama’s 8 years of deceit and lies.

Pissed Off American
Pissed Off American
1 year ago

KEEP GOING UNTIL IT”S 100% FINISHED! WE the PEOPLE WANT IT and NEED IT! DO IT!

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