Border Wall Prototypes Under Construction in California

Cornelia Mascio
Октября 13, 2017

Located along the southwest border between U.S. and Mexico, the construction of wall prototypes which started on Sep 26 "are making great progress", the CBP said in an earlier tweet.

Both the state of California and San Diego County have voiced opposition to the construction of a wall along the border.

Eight nine-metre tall prototypes, four made of concrete and four of other materials, will be erected.

The mock-ups are being built near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego by several companies that pitched designs to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in March.

During his 2016 presidential campaign, Mr Trump promised an entirely concrete wall modelled on those in Israel.

During the election campaign Trump promised voters the wall would cost roughly US$12 billion, but he originally said Mexico would pay for it.

According to News 8, the walls have been created to be tough to climb or penetrate.

"In a wall, what we would want is anything that's going to protect us and protect the United States", said US Border Patrol Agent Tekae Michael.

"There will be a testing and an evaluation process and we're going to look to see if the wall prototypes meet the anti-scaling, anti-climbing, anti-digging standards and safety of border patrol agents", Agent Michael added.

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