Obviously progress on border wall construction has been an extreme disappointment. This story sort of captures it in a nutshell.
The Trump administration has not installed a single mile of new wall in a previously fenceless part of the U.S.-Mexico border in the 30 months since President Trump assumed office, despite his campaign promise to construct a “big beautiful wall.”
In a statement last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the federal agency overseeing border barrier construction, confirmed that all the fencing completed since Trump took office is “in place of dilapidated designs” because the existing fence was in need of replacement.
The agency said that it had built 51 miles of steel bollard fence with funding that was set aside during fiscal 2017 and 2018. But while the funding was meant both to replace outdated walls and to place barriers where there previously had been none, the government has only completed the replacement projects. The projects to secure areas with no fence are still in the works.
It is true that replacement barriers are important and it is good to hear that 51 miles of replacement barriers have been built. However, after 30 months, you would expect much more progress than this. You would have at least expected some new construction and much more replacement barriers stood up.
But honestly even if Trump built 2,000 miles of border wall, it wouldn’t matter all that much considering the fucked up asylum and immigration laws we have. We are literally just letting third world hordes come into America to feed off of us. The wall is just a part of the solution. We really need to send these people back the fuck where they came from.