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Customs and Border Protection to move forward with border wall projects

Customs and Border Protection to move forward with border wall projects

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald D. Vitello provides an update on border wall construction.

Mexico has refused to fund its development, despite Trump repeatedly stating throughout his 2016 presidential election campaign and presidency that he would make the country pay for the wall.

A sheriff in Texas on Friday touted President Donald Trump's proposed border wall and his efforts to stymie illegal immigration, saying America "should secure our borders by the best means possible".

Trump pitched the idea in a private meeting last week with House Speaker Paul Ryan while reviewing the omnibus spending bill Trump signed into law last week, which includes $1.6 billion for border security, including the development of the wall.

Vitiello said 654 miles of the border already have some sort of fencing, though some of it is dilapidated and needs upgrading.

The photos were later denounced by the Department of Homeland Security saying the photos were taken nine years ago of a segment being replaced along with the border and do not resemble the wall at all.

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The hour-long speech outlined a US$1.5 trillion infrastructure plan including his agenda and plans for building the border wall.

Trump tweeted that he had received a "Great briefing this afternoon on the start of our Southern Border WALL!" This replacement has been planned by the local Border Patrol sector since 2009 under the Obama administration.

"Walls work", Vitiello said.

"Our agents and officers have decades of experience and they know our operational needs".

The money appropriated by Congress will go to fund projects in California, Texas and New Mexico.

Louderback said a "balanced" approach - using a wall, technology and more manpower - will secure the border, explaining that a wall is not the most effective tool in some Texas border areas.


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