During the presidential campaign last year, one of the most important promises of Donald Trump was to build the wall. And now it’s finally happening, but there’s another person that we should thank about this too.
A new 7 and a half mile long welded steel wall has been set up along the Mexican border in Naco, Arizona. It may be only one piece of the extensive southern border, the funding for this construction was approved by none other than Barack Obama.
Trump is “using the current bill to get his priorities moving and put it down,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said at a news briefing in early May, according to a White House transcript. “To answer the question: It is currently being built in Naco, Arizona; Sunland Park, New Mexico; and we are going to be starting to do this in San Diego; El Paso; and Rio Grande Valley.”
This construction was funded by last year’s fiscal budget, which was approved by Obama.
The new wall is 18 feet high and was made in order to stop pedestrians from entering the U.S. unimpeded. It is a replacement for the old wall, which was built from chain link and pieces of a military landing platform.
Liberals have criticized and attacked border walls pretty harsh lately, but experts claim that they truly work. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly states that a wall is “the most effective way to keep people out, to stop drugs, to stop cartels, to stop human trafficking, and to prevent illegal immigration,” reports HeatStreet.
Even though liberals’ countless attempts to block Trump at every possible occasion, our president has used the funding approved by his Democrat predecessor against them.
The people spoke their minds about the border security in last year’s election and it looks like they’ve made the right choice.