A 14-mile section of President Trump’s border wall is now under construction in San Diego.
The cost of the construction is currently at $147 million.
The money has come from the omnibus spending bill that president Trump signed back in March.
Many doubted that this was Trump’s plan but most of us knew otherwise.
Trump promised throughout his presidential campaign that the wall would stretch across the nation’s southern border. And the legislation included a $1.6 billion down payment on the “great, great” wall he promised
Now it’s underway.
The San Diego wall will be 30 feet high and topped with a sheer vertical “anti-climbing plate” that offers no hand- or footholds for illegal border crossers.
The wall will replace the long stretch of 8-to-10-foot-high metal fencing that was built back in the 1990s out of recycled scrap metal and repurposed steel plates.
The old wall was badly rusted and wobbly in places, but the new wall will be no match for drug smugglers and human traffickers.
The new wall will allow agents to see through close-set metal uprights at the base of the structure, Pirro told the New York Post.
“What I can tell you is that infrastructure works,” he said. “We have seen a correlation between construction of border infrastructure and the reduction of illegal human and drug traffic… we expect the new wall in San Diego to have a similar effect.”
The new wall will begin at Border Field State Park, about a half-mile from the Pacific Ocean coastline. It will run east – parallel to the current fence – to the base of Otay Mountain, officials said.
The U.S. Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector, which covers 60 miles of the US-Mexico boundary, is one of the most active in the nation. Last year, its officers arrested more than 26,000 illegal immigrants and seized nearly 11,000 pounds of marijuana and 3,000 pounds of cocaine.
Two other border-barrier projects have begun – a two-mile stretch of wall in Calexico, California, and a 20-mile project in Santa Teresa, New Mex.