President Trump toured the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday, where he told migrants to “turn around.”
Right Scoop reported that Trump went to Calexico, California to show off his new 30 foot, 2.5 mile wall on the border.
And seeing some photos of it already, it looks pretty badass to me.
Here’s reporter Rafael Carranza for AZ Central doing a piece on it a few hours ago. In it you can see Great Wall of Calexico behind him as he describes it:
Watch the video:
— Dan Scavino Jr. Archived (@Scavino45) April 5, 2019
This is what the recently completed border wall/fence looks like. It replaced existing fence, and stretches about 2.5 miles west of the Calexico border crossing. pic.twitter.com/P8XL7Sa9Up
— Rob McMillan (@abc7robmcmillan) April 4, 2019
Looking thru the #border wall in #Calexico where later today President #Trump will visit. This is part of a 2.5 mile section of replacement barrier, west of the border crossing here. Approved years ago, but funded and built by Trump. pic.twitter.com/UDkFko6Xos
— Rob McMillan (@abc7robmcmillan) April 5, 2019
President Trump held a roundtable discussion on the border during his visit.
Watch the video:
In Calexico, California, President @realDonaldTrump hosted a roundtable with @SecNielsen and @CBP to discuss the national emergency on our southern border and progress on the wall. pic.twitter.com/rL3dP2xHRv
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 5, 2019
President Donald Trump sent a message to migrants and illegal immigrants looking to cross into the United States on the Southern border on Friday.
“The system is full whether its asylum, whether its illegal immigration, our country is full, our area is full, the sector is full, we can’t take you anymore,” Trump said. “I’m sorry, so turn around, that’s the way it is.”
The president held a roundtable meeting with Border Patrol agents and military officials at the El Centro sector in Calexico, California.
Trump acknowledged that it was difficult to get funding for the wall from Democrats.
“The wall is like pulling teeth, it’s pretty tough,” he said.
The Army Corps of Engineers officer predicted that about 450 miles of wall on the Southern border would be constructed by the end of 2020.
U.S. Border Patrol Chief Gloria Chavez presented Trump with a piece of the new 30 ft. wall installed on the border with Mexico.
In the first quarter of 2019, illegal entries in the area decreased by 75 percent, according to Chavez.
“The border wall works for us,” she said, praising the 30 ft border barrier system.
Agents at the roundtable thanked Trump for helping construct the additional barriers on the border.
The president said he was prepared to bring in more military forces from Mexico to assist the agents on the Southern border, and promised to support the members of law enforcement at the border.
He urged Congress to work on a plan to eliminate the loopholes exploited by immigrants from Central America.
“It’s bad. Whether it’s catch and release or the visa lottery. So many of them. Chain migration. Total disaster,” Trump said. “The asylum laws are broken. I inherited this stuff. We’re going to get it fixed. We have to.”