SAN DIEGO (AP) — Construction has begun on the fifth border wall project of Donald Trump’s presidency, replacing up to 14 miles of barrier in San Diego.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday that the first panels are in place to replace a steel-mesh fence with steel bollards up to 30 feet high. SLSCO Ltd. of Galveston, Texas, was awarded the $101 million contract in December.
It is the second layer of barrier in San Diego. Work on replacing the first layer is nearly complete, which is also 14 miles long and made of steel bollards up to 30 feet high.
Construction began three days after Trump declared a national emergency to build his proposed border wall with Mexico. Lawsuits have been filed over the emergency declaration.
Elder Patriot | The first panels are already in place replacing the existing steel-mesh fence. The new barrier features 30-foot- (9-meter-) high steel bollards, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The new concrete filled bollards replace a second layer of barrier that worked as intended when it was built about a decade ago, but that is now often breached with powerful battery-operated saws sold in home improvement stores.
As we’ve come to expect with America’s first “git ‘er done” president, Trump has already announced the completion on an earlier border wall construction project an amazing 47 days ahead of schedule!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2019
Remember when candidate Trump promised us that the new norm for his government would be “on time and under budget?”
This president doesn’t screw around with our money, unlike California did by wasting $3.5 Billion on a feasibility study.
The fact that the new segment of wall construction is along the California border is the second signal that President Trump sent this week that he isn’t going to take California’s deliberate obstruction of his national security policies without fighting back using the powers his office provides him.
California is leading a coalition with 15 other states, and along with multiple environmental Marxist groups, are suing the Trump administration in federal court hoping to invalidate the Declaration of National Emergency the president is using to reappropriate funds to the building of the wall.
Trump is moving so quickly to secure the border that significant lengths of the wall may be completed before a judge can rule. Where will that leave his opponents, clamoring for its removal? That’ll be a political winner, not!
Go get ‘em Mr. President.