The U.S. Border Patrol has released new video showing parts of the southern border with Mexico, which used to be accessible to illegal aliens, drug traffickers, human smugglers, cartels and other bad actors, has been closed off thanks to new fencing in Arizona.
Construction of the new border wall system continues near San Luis, AZ. We’ve completed over 60 mi of new border wall system so far with the help of @usacehq. This new system improves impedance & denial of illegal entries, making the border safer for both my agents, & our nation. pic.twitter.com/61MoJr0v6G— USBPChief (@USBPChief) August 23, 2019
Construction crews continue work on the new border wall system along the SW border near San Luis, AZ. In partnership with @USACEHQ, CBP has constructed over 60 miles of new border wall system along the SW border since 2017 and expects to complete 450 miles by the end of 2020. pic.twitter.com/ZMVqVteMUN— CBP (@CBP) August 25, 2019
The same goes for new fencing in San Diego, where illegal aliens attempted to cross and were unsuccessful thanks to new barriers.
Unable to scale the new primary border barrier and flee back to Mexico, two men who entered the U.S. illegally near San Diego were arrested by #BorderPatrol. Barriers give agents the time they need to respond and contain illicit activity at the immediate border. @CBP pic.twitter.com/zQH1GAPPZx— CBP San Diego (@CBPSanDiego) August 19, 2019
This new fencing is a result of President Trump's national emergency declaration earlier this year.
"The current situation at the southern border presents a border security and humanitarian crisis that threatens core national security interests and constitutes a national emergency. The southern border is a major entry point for criminals, gang members, and illicit narcotics. The problem of large-scale unlawful migration through the southern border is long-standing, and despite the executive branch’s exercise of existing statutory authorities, the situation has worsened in certain respects in recent years," President Trump declared in February. "Because of the gravity of the current emergency situation, it is necessary for the Armed Forces to provide additional support to address the crisis."
Additional construction projects are currently underway.
Numerous wall construction projects are underway across the Southwest border, including projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. pic.twitter.com/43OrCdw8J2— CBP (@CBP) August 25, 2019