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The fake news media would like you to believe that the Omnibus spending bill that Congress passed earlier this year was a major defeat for President Trump because it did not include the $25 billion he requested in funding to fulfill his campaign promise to build a wall on the southern border.
“Trump blew it; he got greedy and now he probably will not get his wall,” Kevin Appleby, senior director of international migration policy at the Center for Migration Studies told The Washington Post’s Seung Min Kim. “Thank goodness.”
In reality, as Solange Reyner reported for our friends at NewsMax, the new wall is being constructed on the southern border.
A 14-mile section of President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is under construction in San Diego – at a cost of $147 million, reports Ms. Reyner.
Construction started Friday at Border Field State Park in San Diego. The old wall was only 10 feet high, the new wall will stand between 18 and 30 feet tall, include an “anti-climbing” plate and replace over 14 miles of improvised border fencing built in the 1990s out of scrap metal and repurposed steel plates.
Crews will build the wall starting half a mile from the Pacific Ocean, east to the bottom of Otay Mountain in East County, reported Allison Horn of San Diego’s FOX News 4.
Trump’s new wall will replace the old one that stretched 8-to-10-feet-high with metal fencing that was built in the 1990s out of scrap metal and repurposed steel plates. The old rusty border wall has proven to be no match for modern day drug smugglers and human traffickers says Jeroslyn Johnson of hollywoodunlocked.com.
Ms. Johnson reports, the U.S. Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector is reportedly one of the most active in the nation. Last year, more than 26,000 illegal immigrants were arrested in addition to nearly 11,000 pounds of marijuana and 3,000 pounds of cocaine that were seized.
“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,” Rodney Scott, the Chief Patrol Agent for the San Diego Sector said according to Ms. Horn’s report.
“Under this President’s leadership, we have a renewed commitment to secure our border,” Ronald Vitiello, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Acting Deputy Commissioner said. “The new primary wall-project represents an important milestone in our work to secure the international border. Not only does it significantly upgrade our existing infrastructure in San Diego, it also marks the third concurrent wall project in the U.S. and reflects CBP’s unwavering commitment to secure our borders and protect our Nation.”
Two other border projects in progress included two miles of wall in Calexico, California, and 20 miles of border wall in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, reported Ms. Horn.