“This is the reality of everyday border enforcement”
You couldn’t make this up. While MSNBC was doing a report on Trump’s border wall, three illegal immigrants hopped over a smaller border fence and surrendered themselves to border agents.
Andrew Kugle of the Washington Free Beacon:
MSNBC Segment Proves U.S. Border Needs Bigger Wall
MSNBC aired a segment on Monday about President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, which ultimately proved the U.S.-Mexico border needs a bigger wall.
The Trump administration has approved the construction of eight prototypes of the border wall. These prototypes are nearing completion as the administration’s deadline approaches. The prototypes have several guidelines they must satisfy. For instance, concrete walls have to be 30 ft. tall while walls made from alternate materials have to be 18 to 30 ft. tall.
MSNBC reporter Jacob Soboroff went to preview the prototypes that are being built between two existing border fences along the U.S.-Mexico border. During the segment, Soboroff was interviewing border patrol agent Roy Villareal when several migrants were caught on camera jumping the existing fence into the United States.
“A small group of three people just jumped over in the middle of the day,” Soboroff noted. “So can you explain to me what’s going on?”
This is the reality of everyday border enforcement. The United States is the draw for people with dire situations where they are at,” Villareal said. “We are going to continue to witness this. It plays out on a regular basis for us.”
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Prototypes for the border wall are currently being examined for effectiveness. Reuters reports:
Border wall prototypes a first small step on Trump campaign promise
Nine months after President Donald Trump took office, the first tangible signs of progress on one of the central promises of his campaign have appeared along the U.S. border with Mexico.
A couple of miles (km) from the bustling Otay Mesa border crossing in San Diego, eight towering chunks of concrete and steel stand as high as 30 feet (9 meters) tall against the sky, possible models for what Trump has promised will one day be a solid wall extending the full length of the southern border, from California to Texas.
Whether any of the eight different prototypes, constructed over the last month, become part of an actual wall remains highly uncertain.
The U.S. Congress has so far shown little interest in appropriating the estimated $21.6 billion it would cost to build the wall.
Still, border patrol officials on Monday welcomed the momentum on Trump’s pledge, which generated a groundswell of voter support that helped elect him to office.
“Our current infrastructure is well over two decades old,” Roy Villareal, deputy chief patrol agent of the U.S. Border Patrol’s San Diego sector, said during a tour with media organizations on Monday morning. “Is there need for improvement? Absolutely.”
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