Trump admin says it completed 100th mile of southern border wall
The Trump administration announced on Friday it completed the first 100 miles of barrier wall along the southwest border.
What he's saying: From Yuma, Arizona, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf touted the new 30-foot wall and responded to critics who claim it only replaces previously existing fencing. "We have replaced 1970s-era landing mat fence that was easy to compromise, or vehicle barriers that were easy to defeat, with state-of-the-art infrastructure and detection capabilities," Wolf said.
What's next: Trump has vowed to construct 400–450 miles of barriers by the end of 2020, per AP.
- Construction is underway in some areas where barriers were not previously, including the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas, according to ABC News, but those stretches remain incomplete.