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US Trump Administration Awards New Contracts To Build 65 More Miles Of Border Wall With Hundreds Of Miles Still To Go

13:25  01 october  2019
13:25  01 october  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

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A contract to build roughly 21 miles of new border wall in Starr County was awarded to Southern Border Constructors. While the administration has already erected about 65 miles of border wall already, these barriers simply replaced vehicular barriers with pedestrian barriers.

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The Trump administration has awarded three new contracts to build about 65 miles of new border wall across the Rio Grande Valley—the busiest sector for Border Patrol agents.

a row of wooden benches sitting on top of a bench: Construction of the Trump administration's long-promised border wall gets underway at the U.S.-Mexico border, as seen from Chihuahua State in Mexico, some 100 km from the city of Ciudad Juarez. The Trump administration has just signed three new contracts to see another 65 miles of border wall built.© HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Construction of the Trump administration's long-promised border wall gets underway at the U.S.-Mexico border, as seen from Chihuahua State in Mexico, some 100 km from the city of Ciudad Juarez. The Trump administration has just signed three new contracts to see another 65 miles of border wall built.

According to a press release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP), the new border wall sections will be built across Starr, Hidalgo and Cameron Counties in Texas.

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This means Trump can build the much more impressive and much more difficult to scale Border Wall that he wants to build . Wonder how many more people will come on this thread to say: Trump hasn't built any border wall or.

"The border wall system will include an 18-30 foot tall steel bollard wall, all-weather roads, lighting, enforcement cameras, and other related technology to create a complete enforcement zone," the press release states.

Construction of the new border wall sections is expected to begin in early 2020, according to CBP, "pending availability of real estate."

Importantly, it will also be taking place in locations where no barriers currently exist, unlike the border wall sections that are currently being built to replace and fortify existing structures.

As of September 13, CBP had only seen 66 miles of its border wall built, with sections constructed "in place of dilapidated and outdated designs," according to a report the agency shared with Newsweek.

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President Donald Trump has awarded a contract to construct 115 miles of border wall in Texas as a partial government shutdown over the U.S.-Mexico “We are already building and renovating many miles of Wall , some complete.

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Despite the slow progress, the agency has maintained that by the end of 2020, it plans to have seen 450 miles of new border wall system built, in addition to having another 59 miles under construction in "high priority locations across the Southwest border."

That means that, as it stands, CBP still likely has more than 350 miles of border wall left to build before the end of 2020.

Newsweek has asked CBP for an update on its progress.

According to the agency, its newly signed contracts will see a combined total value of $812,604,005 spent on the new border wall sections, with deals for construction within the Starr and Hidalgo counties awarded to Southern Border Constructors, while further construction in the Cameron and Hidalgo Counties has been awarded to Gibraltar-Caddell Joint Venture.

CBP said the projects are not part of President Donald Trump's emergency declaration and that no Pentagon funding will be used.

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On September 29, 2019 a contract to construct up to approximately 22 miles of new border wall system located within Starr and Hidalgo Counties CBP continues to implement President Trump ’s Executive Order 13767 – also known as Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

According to the agency, the Rio Grande Valley Sector is the nation's busiest, accounting for approximately 40 percent of apprehensions at the border.

"These projects will improve the RGV Sector's ability to impede and deny illegal border crossings and the drug and human smuggling activities of transnational criminal organizations," CBP said.

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