Border Wall Extends 216 Miles, Adding 1 Mile a Day

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Neil Munro
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25 June 2020
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National News
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President Donald Trump and his agency deputies are showing off the border wall as it extends 216 miles along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Officials have started building another 339 miles and are sketching plans for an additional 183 miles, according to Mark Morgan, the acting commissioner for the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Trump has directed $15 billion in funding, which is enough for roughly 738 miles of wall, including associated roads, cameras, and communication networks, he said.

“We’re on pace to complete 450 miles by the end of the year and 500 miles almost immediately thereafter,” Trump said at a June 23 roundtable in Yuma, Arizona.


“Today, we’re averaging about seven miles per week,” says an agency video.


Watch border wall construction.