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    Trump has put up 39 miles of wall on 2,000-mile border despite claims of more

    Trump has put up 39 miles of wall on 2,000-mile border despite claims of more

    by Anna Giaritelli
    | April 25, 2019 05:31 PM



    Only a small fraction of the 2,000-mile wall President Trump vowed as a candidate to build on the U.S.-Mexico border has gone up since he took office more than two years ago, according to a document the defense agency overseeing construction provided to Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.

    Exactly 39.8 miles of wall — technically steel bollard fence — have been installed along the southern border since January 2017, for an average of 1.7 miles per month.
    "The Corps has told our office that they have completed construction on 39.8 miles using FY17 appropriations funding, and that additional projects using FY18 funding are underway," a representative for Hoeven's office wrote in an email to Washington Examiner.

    However, earlier this month, the Defense Department agency overseeing construction told Trump 82 miles had been completed by his administration.
    “We have put in the ground over 82 miles that is up to date. And then, right now, by the end of this year, we’ll have another 97 miles that will go in," Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite told Trump during a visit to Calexico, Calif., April 5.
    The Washington Examiner asked the Army Corps to clarify how many miles of wall it has put up over the past 23 months, but the corps said only Customs and Border Protection could provide the figure.
    CBP did not provide a number. The Department of Homeland Security and White House also did not share how many miles of barrier have gone up under Trump even though, publicly, Trump and his campaign have touted the progress they claim has been made on the project.
    Trump's 2020 campaign debuted the slogan "Finish the Wall" at his first rally of 2019 in El Paso, Texas. At one point during his speech, the crowd began cheering, "Build that wall." Trump responded, "Now you really mean 'finish that wall' because we've built a lot of it."
    Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan echoed that sentiment earlier this week when he told NBC News the Trump administration was "aggressively" working to build the wall.
    Although the campaign has made the border wall its main messaging line in the 2020 race, a spokeswoman could not confirm how many miles of barrier have been erected since January 2017.
    "No President has been as strong, relentless, and unwavering on border security as President Trump," Kayleigh McEnany, national press secretary for the campaign, wrote in an email. "From an emergency declaration and a veto to withholding aid from countries that serve as an origin for the illegal immigration crisis we face, President Trump has made good on his promise to build the wall, secure the border, and protect the American people..."
    Congress in 2017 approved 40 miles of new and replacement wall. By next month, those 40 miles of construction in San Diego, Calif.; Santa Teresa, N.M.; Calexico, Calif.; and El Paso, Texas, will be completed.
    In the 2018 omnibus, lawmakers also approved around 70 miles of new and replacement wall in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, various regions of California, and Yuma, Ariz. To date, less than one mile has been installed.
    No other projects have been awarded with fiscal 2019 money that was approved in February though Semonite has claimed the Corps will put up 450 miles of wall in the next year and a half.
    Hoeven said he has serious concerns with that claim. “Given the situation at the southern border, we need to secure the border. The construction process needs to be transparent, and the border wall built as efficiently and effectively as possible," he said.
    Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., called last month for the Army Corps to be "fired" because it has "wasted taxpayer funds and been egregiously slow in constructing physical barriers" on the U.S.-Mexico border.
    “The president prides himself on accomplishing projects on time and under budget. Unfortunately, current construction of the wall has been contracted out to the USACE, and on time and under budget has not characterized their work. Below are three specific examples of how the USACE has wasted taxpayer funds and been egregiously slow in constructing physical barriers on our southern border," Cramer said in a statement at the time.
    Roughly 700 miles of the 2,000-mile border has some sort of barrier as a result of the Secure Fence Act. Around 300 miles of that is a vehicle barrier that is less than four feet tall.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/n...claims-of-more


    Hate to be so negative around here, BUT; This 18 feet tall fence deal Trump is putting up down on the border is semi-WORTHLESS unless the back side of the fence has RAZOR WIRE on it for at least 4-5 feet. There's been countless pictures of the illegals putting ladders up on that 18 footer we've been building down there and just lowering themselves down on the other side of it with a rope.



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    What good is the "wall" if our Border Patrol are standing on the other side HELPING them across and giving them free rides, free diapers, free food, free medical care, free place to stay!

    SHUT THE WHOLE BORDER DOWN AND SEND THEM BACK!

    THIS IS A JOKE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyklo View Post
    Trump has put up 39 miles of wall on 2,000-mile border despite claims of more

    by Anna Giaritelli
    | April 25, 2019 05:31 PM



    Only a small fraction of the 2,000-mile wall President Trump vowed as a candidate to build on the U.S.-Mexico border has gone up since he took office more than two years ago, according to a document the defense agency overseeing construction provided to Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.

    Exactly 39.8 miles of wall — technically steel bollard fence — have been installed along the southern border since January 2017, for an average of 1.7 miles per month.
    "The Corps has told our office that they have completed construction on 39.8 miles using FY17 appropriations funding, and that additional projects using FY18 funding are underway," a representative for Hoeven's office wrote in an email to Washington Examiner.

    However, earlier this month, the Defense Department agency overseeing construction told Trump 82 miles had been completed by his administration.
    “We have put in the ground over 82 miles that is up to date. And then, right now, by the end of this year, we’ll have another 97 miles that will go in," Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite told Trump during a visit to Calexico, Calif., April 5.
    The Washington Examiner asked the Army Corps to clarify how many miles of wall it has put up over the past 23 months, but the corps said only Customs and Border Protection could provide the figure.
    CBP did not provide a number. The Department of Homeland Security and White House also did not share how many miles of barrier have gone up under Trump even though, publicly, Trump and his campaign have touted the progress they claim has been made on the project.
    Trump's 2020 campaign debuted the slogan "Finish the Wall" at his first rally of 2019 in El Paso, Texas. At one point during his speech, the crowd began cheering, "Build that wall." Trump responded, "Now you really mean 'finish that wall' because we've built a lot of it."
    Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan echoed that sentiment earlier this week when he told NBC News the Trump administration was "aggressively" working to build the wall.
    Although the campaign has made the border wall its main messaging line in the 2020 race, a spokeswoman could not confirm how many miles of barrier have been erected since January 2017.
    "No President has been as strong, relentless, and unwavering on border security as President Trump," Kayleigh McEnany, national press secretary for the campaign, wrote in an email. "From an emergency declaration and a veto to withholding aid from countries that serve as an origin for the illegal immigration crisis we face, President Trump has made good on his promise to build the wall, secure the border, and protect the American people..."
    Congress in 2017 approved 40 miles of new and replacement wall. By next month, those 40 miles of construction in San Diego, Calif.; Santa Teresa, N.M.; Calexico, Calif.; and El Paso, Texas, will be completed.
    In the 2018 omnibus, lawmakers also approved around 70 miles of new and replacement wall in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, various regions of California, and Yuma, Ariz. To date, less than one mile has been installed.
    No other projects have been awarded with fiscal 2019 money that was approved in February though Semonite has claimed the Corps will put up 450 miles of wall in the next year and a half.
    Hoeven said he has serious concerns with that claim. “Given the situation at the southern border, we need to secure the border. The construction process needs to be transparent, and the border wall built as efficiently and effectively as possible," he said.
    Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., called last month for the Army Corps to be "fired" because it has "wasted taxpayer funds and been egregiously slow in constructing physical barriers" on the U.S.-Mexico border.
    “The president prides himself on accomplishing projects on time and under budget. Unfortunately, current construction of the wall has been contracted out to the USACE, and on time and under budget has not characterized their work. Below are three specific examples of how the USACE has wasted taxpayer funds and been egregiously slow in constructing physical barriers on our southern border," Cramer said in a statement at the time.
    Roughly 700 miles of the 2,000-mile border has some sort of barrier as a result of the Secure Fence Act. Around 300 miles of that is a vehicle barrier that is less than four feet tall.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/n...claims-of-more


    Hate to be so negative around here, BUT; This 18 feet tall fence deal Trump is putting up down on the border is semi-WORTHLESS unless the back side of the fence has RAZOR WIRE on it for at least 4-5 feet. There's been countless pictures of the illegals putting ladders up on that 18 footer we've been building down there and just lowering themselves down on the other side of it with a rope.




    tonyklo---could I make a request. Some of us have old, tired, weak eyes and can't read the fine print. At the top is the (size) button, where you can enlarge the print.

    Enjoy your post, and that would help very much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beezer View Post
    What good is the "wall" if our Border Patrol are standing on the other side HELPING them across and giving them free rides, free diapers, free food, free medical care, free place to stay!

    SHUT THE WHOLE BORDER DOWN AND SEND THEM BACK!

    THIS IS A JOKE!

    Exactly! The Wall has become that "shiny object" they are using.

    They have many "shiny objects" in their arsenal "the blame game" appears to be their weapon of choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyklo View Post
    Trump has put up 39 miles of wall on 2,000-mile border despite claims of more


    Although the campaign has made the border wall its main messaging line in the 2020 race, a spokeswoman could not confirm how many miles of barrier have been erected since January 2017.
    "No President has been as strong, relentless, and unwavering on border security as President Trump," Kayleigh McEnany, national press secretary for the campaign, wrote in an email. "From an emergency declaration and a veto to withholding aid from countries that serve as an origin for the illegal immigration crisis we face, President Trump has made good on his promise to build the wall, secure the border, and protect the American people..."



    Please tell me they are not using this again! How stupid do they think we are?

    We will NOT be fooled again!

    "No President has been as strong, relentless, and unwavering on border security as President Trump,"

    you mean like this....


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    Where's that darn 30-foot wall we were promised?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MW View Post
    Where's that darn 30-foot wall we were promised?

    As long as this is happening the Wall will be forever useless. See 1 minute mark of video.

    Since it is not built on the actual border they are claiming when they show up on the other side BP has to go around and let them in.

    I do not know if that is law or excuse but I do know it is happening and even BP Supervisors are doing it. Posted article about that a couple weeks ago.

    As long as that continues----Wall useless, just a shiny object Trump is using to placate while the invasion continues.


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