The White House said on Saturday that President Trump will travel to Texas this week in an apparent final visit to review progress in building the southern border wall.
A press release providing some details other than Air Force One will arrive in Harlingen, Texas on Tuesday.
But the statement was issued as Mark morganThe Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection tweeted that 450 miles of wall have been completed.
“They said we would never complete it, but we did. Morgan said in a posting on Saturday that to say 450 miles of steel and concrete in the ground is a remarkable achievement.” Our range is higher due to the boundary wall system Is safe. “
Report earlier this month Morgan announced in a press call that the administration wanted to close in new contracts for another 300-mile border wall before Jan. 19, a day before Trump’s office and President-elect Joe Biden entered the White House. .
The border wall was a rally cry during the 2016 election at a Trump campaign stop.
According to the CBP, at least 365 miles of the wall replaced the primary or secondary fence that was dilapidated or outdated from January 2017.
Much of the work in the clauses of a new wall has been mired in legal wrangling due to legal process as landowners challenge the federal government’s ability to take its land for the wall.