Border Patrol Confirms Zero New Walls Have Gone Up
CBP's admission comes after months of President Trump saying otherwise and as he readies to veto a legislative attempt to end his emergency declaration and signature campaign promise. (Daily Mail)
The United States government has built no new border walls during the Trump administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed exclusively to DailyMail.com on Thursday.
Border barriers erected between the U.S. and Mexico since Inauguration Day 2017 have consisted of supplements to existing walls and replacements for outmoded or decreipt sections.
'The first new wall project, where no barrier currently exists, is anticipated to start in April,' CBP spokesman Roger Maier said in an email. He identified Hidalgo County as the construction project's location, a border zone along a meandering 50-mile stretch of the Rio Grande.
CBP said last year that it was 'designing and constructing approximately 25 miles of levee wall system' in that county, whose anchor is the border city of McAllen.
The disclosure by CBP came after conservative author Ann Coulter challenged the president to explain where his administration had erected new barriers following his claim the wall is "well under construction."
The Wall is being built and is well under construction. Big impact will be made. Many additional contracts are close to being signed. Far ahead of schedule despite all of the Democrat Obstruction and Fake News!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2019