As border security is the primary responsibility of the Donald Trump administration, the new border barriers are being installed at a rapid matter.
Residents in Calexico have seen the construction of this new border barrier that will help Border Patrol agents be more alert about potential smugglers and illegal aliens entering the country.
“Outdated vehicle barriers near Calexico, CA were initially designed to deny smugglers the ability to drive through but remained vulnerable to foot traffic. New border wall system in this location is providing new capabilities to our agents, and better security for the nation,” states Border Patrol, Chief Carla Provost.
So far the new border wall system has 74 miles completed, 159 miles under construction, and 276 miles in pre-construction.
“We have taken very unprecedented action to stop the flow of illegal immigration,” President Donald Trump said.
According to the White House, September saw 52,546 aliens apprehended or deemed inadmissible at the southern border, the lowest numbers for any month in the fiscal year 2019.
This marked a decline of more than 60 percent from the peak in May 2019. Border Patrol apprehensions between ports of entry totaled 40,507 in September, a 20 percent decline from August. September marked the fourth consecutive month that apprehensions declined. Border Patrol apprehensions have declined by an average of 26 percent each month over the past four months.
The border construction has resulted in a successful decrease of illegal in Calexico as the new barrier helped the border patrol according to former El Centro Sector Chief Gloria Chavez.