October 25, 2019

Border Wall Construction Has Begun in Texas

  • Flyover Country

By: Ted Patterson

In Brief:

Construction has begun on a new wall at the Mexico-America border where the most number of illegal border crossings take place.

The Background:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) told Fox News construction has begun on a brand-new section of the border, “southeast of McAllen in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley sector.”

Other portions of the wall that have already been built have replaced old, ineffective barriers, but this new section will, according to Fox, secure a section “which sees the most illegal crossings of any border sector, with more than 325,000 people apprehended there through August this year, according to CBP.”

Why It Matters:

Secure borders mean our nation is better protected from the unchecked influx of dangerous people, illicit drugs, weapons, and so forth.

Notable Quotes:

“People can walk through or across a vehicle barrier with drugs or other contraband, but can’t walk through an 18- to 30-foot wall with anti-climb features, sensors and cameras.”

  • CBP spokesman

Ted Patterson writes from Texas.

 

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