Trump Administration Planning to Build 450 Miles of Border Wall by 2020
Professor says ‘contractors are building pretty fast’.
President Donald Trump and his administration said they are planning to build between 450 and 500 miles of wall along the 2,000-mile border in that time frame.
Two other Department of Defense-funded construction projects in New Mexico and Arizona are now underway, AP reported, which noted that there have been “last-minute construction hiccups” as well as legal challenges and funding problems.
Border Patrol said that the Yuma sector is the third-busiest along the southern border.
“Historically this has been a huge crossing point for both vehicles as well as family units and unaccompanied alien children during the crisis that we’ve seen in the past couple of months,” Border Patrol spokesman Jose Garibay told the news agency. “They’ve just been pouring over the border due to the fact that we’ve only ever had vehicle bollards and barriers that by design only stop vehicles.”