Hundred Plus Miles Of New Border Wall Seeing Positive Results In Western Arizona, by Michael Cantrell.
Construction workers are buzzing with work along a 126 mile-long portion of the United State’s southern border with Mexico … An already completed section of the wall located in Arizona is said to be delivering impressive results. …
President Trump promised that at least 400 miles of the wall will be built by the end of 2020. Per DHS, as of October 19, 371 miles of the wall has been built.
In and of itself, that will reduce the strain on border patrol officers and enable them to better protect it without feeling outnumbered or outmatched.
During last year’s border crisis, up to 60% of his agents were so overwhelmed with illegal immigrant arrests, half of whom were families, that taking care of detainees took up more time than their normal law enforcement duties. The “hodgepodge” of existing barriers was not cutting it.
The new wall is comprised of six-inch square posts filled with concrete. A gap of four inches was left between each post to allow agents to see through the fence when looking straight at it. The only downside to agents is that a five-mile stretch of the border will not get new wall because the land belongs to the Cocopah Reservation. This area is where agents are seeing the most illegal immigration right now, an indication of the new wall’s success at preventing illegal entries. …
With so many miles of new wall in place, Porvaznik thinks his agents now actually stand a chance at holding the line.
So some wall has been built, and it’s working. Not enough for Trump to boast about, and the media are keeping quiet about the fact that it is working.