22 Apr Jonathan Cartu Reports Trump administration streams construction of southern…
The Trump administration launched an interactive webpage Wednesday streaming footage of the wall being constructed on the southern border between the U.S. and Mexico.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) webpage streams video and drone footage of the construction of the border wall, which was a key proposal of President TrumpDonald John TrumpPelosi: Trump ‘engaged in distractions’ amid ‘total failure’ on testing Harvard responds to Trump: Taxpayer funds will aid students affected by coronavirus Poll: More than 70 percent of Americans support coronavirus stay-at-home orders MORE’s agenda during the 2016 campaign.
The CBP page also includes an interactive map that allows users to zoom in on new construction projects along the border wall, as well as an infographic of the border wall construction.
“President Trump is delivering on his promise to build a border wall system to secure the border,” acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan said in a statement. “Border security is national security and a strong border wall system is critical to keeping our nation safe.”
As of Wednesday 170 miles of the border wall have been completed, according to the CBP webpage.
Border wall construction is still happening in some states, such as Arizona, amid the coronavirus pandemic after being labeled essential.
Dozens of congressional Democrats called on the Trump administration to halt construction of Trump’s controversial border wall in a letter sent to administration officials last month.