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PoliticsTrump visits border barriers near San Diego: 'This wall can't be climbed'

02:35  19 september  2019
02:35  19 september  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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President Trump visits border wall in Otay Mesa, California. President Trump touted the effectiveness of newly-constructed barriers as he toured the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego on Wednesday, insisting, “ This wall can ’ t be climbed .”

Visit could embolden Democrats and marginalise members of Trump ’s own party as this year’s Video of agents dragging a mother from her screaming children near San Diego drew more GOP candidates, however, cannot renounce Trump without alienating Trump -adoring activists and donors.

President Trump touted the effectiveness of newly-constructed barriers as he toured the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego on Wednesday, insisting, “This wall can’t be climbed.”

“It’s a very powerful -- very powerful – wall,” the president, accompanied by border officials, said as he toured the Otay Mesa area.

Last month, the administration completed 14 miles of steel bollards up to 30 feet high. The $147 million project replaced a much shorter fence made of surplus airstrip landing mats from the Vietnam War.

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The San Diego wall will reach up to 30 feet high, topped with a sheer vertical “anti- climbing plate” that offers no hand- or footholds for illicit border crossers. It will replace a long stretch of 8-to-10-foot-high metal fencing that was built in the 1990s out of scrap metal and repurposed steel plates.

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will visit a section of wall along the U.S. border with Mexico on Wednesday He used his visit to criticize the state for its challenges dealing with a growing homeless population. “We can ’ t let Los Angeles, San Francisco and numerous other cities destroy

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The president said it’s in one of the “most dangerous areas,” and they’ve built a “double wall” – one barrier was 18 feet, and the other was 30 feet. Before leaving, Trump used a marker to sign the wall.

He also talked up how the barrier was designed to retain heat as a deterrent. “You can fry an egg on that wall,” he said.

At the same site last year, Trump saw wall prototypes, which were destroyed to make way for 14 miles of steel bollards currently under construction.

Trump visits border barriers near San Diego: 'This wall can't be climbed'© FoxNews.com President Trump visits border wall in Otay Mesa, California. The president and his administration have said they planned on building between 450 and 500 miles of fencing along the nearly 2,000-mile border by the end of 2020, an ambitious undertaking funded by billions of defense dollars that had been earmarked for things such as military base schools, target ranges and maintenance facilities.

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Border wall prototypes stand near the border with Tijuana, Mexico on Oct. 19, 2017 in San Diego , California.Gregory Bull / AP. The monitoring zone would be about 150 feet wide and alert patrol agents if anyone breached the initial border barrier . There's no clear time frame for construction, and

Trump points to San Diego as a model. But it is by far the biggest gateway for hard drugs. Rodney Scott, chief of the Border Patrol’s San Diego sector, looks east toward the San Ysidro border crossing and the barriers that divide U.S. territory and Tijuana, Mexico.

Trump has been riding a string of wins on the wall and on immigration. Arrests on the Mexican border arrests plunged well beyond the usual summer dip in August.

Last week, the Supreme Court gave Trump a green light to deny asylum to anyone who passed through another country on the way to the U.S. border with Mexico without having sought protection in that third country.

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Meanwhile, the Defense Department has nixed three border barrier projects in Arizona over costs, according to a court document filed Monday.

The Pentagon on Aug. 26 authorized the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to undertake the additional projects to build fencing, infrastructure and lighting at the U.S.-Mexico border, the filing said.

Fox News'  Melissa Leon and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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