What makes this special is that this is ALL NEW border wall, not just replacement wall! I created this to be a one stop shop to find out all about the status of Trump’s border wall. Now, it seems like we’re getting status updates every week! I will start using that more to provide updates in addition to this website. Construction currently underway for an additional 158 miles. And they are still filing lawsuits in … Also I'll be adding much more content to the site including tons of pictures and videos! President Trump spoke with the press in Yuma, Arizona, after being updated on border wall construction. In August, we marked the 300th mile—and by the end of this calendar year we will reach over 450 miles of new border wall system.”. When I first launched this site a few months back, it was still very hard to find good information. Currently wall construction continues at the southwest border (SWB) with the administration’s goal of 450 new miles of wall system on track for the end of the calendar year. CBP recently announced a new MASSIVE project to build 65 miles additional border wall in South Texas, also know as the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector. The reality of America’s situation is that every town, city and state is a border town city and state; this wall protects all of them at once. The first panels of levee border wall are seen at a construction site along the U.S.-Mexico border, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in Donna, Texas. Now, of course that’s not how these projects work. The wall is going up quickly at about 1 mile per day. Let’s get right to it. They have officially built 75 miles of new border wall (more on that below). This lines up exactly with part of the 38 mile stretch on my map called “Yuma Wall #3”. Now, about the “89 miles” number. Skip to main content. I did that because at the time, like I mentioned above, there wasn’t much to go on for accurate information. CBP has created a flashy webpage for daily updates on border wall construction. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in an Oct. 18 "border wall status update" that by the end of 2020, it plans "to have completed 450 miles of new border wall … I never imagined I would get this kind of reaction the first week I went live! 96 miles completed and many more updates!! 60 Minutes reports on the construction firm that earned billions of dollars in government contracts after working with a … 65 miles NEW border wall announced in RGV Sector!. Some people have asked about donations so if you feel so inclined, click here to donate. This means in October 2019 the project would be about 40% complete. Construction on President Donald Trump's border wall continues undeterred amid the coronavirus pandemic, and while progress extending fortifications along the border … The current count is 265 miles of border wall system built — both new construction … These are some of the highest-trafficking and therefore most critical sectors of the southern border for illegal crossings and apprehensions. The administration has continued to issue border wall contracts during the pandemic, according to a report in Construction Drive, but the $2.2 trillion … You can see this new wall as blue lines in the RGV sector, as shown in the picture above. But the biggest update was on … Official website of the Department of Homeland Security. You guys are awesome! El Paso Wall #3 video update talking about overall status of construction: Yuma Wall #2 video update of the USACE giving a great overview of the construction status: And finally, I threw together all the footage I had so far from USACE and made this kick-ass video showing just how much progress has been made so far!! It provides critical new capabilities to the men and women of the Border Patrol to protect the homeland. Finally, as hundreds of new miles of border wall system have been constructed, they have pushed cartels to traffic their poisonous products precisely where DHS is best equipped— our Ports of Entry. Track the Status of Trump's Border Wall! I apologize for the confusion! The total cost is about $167 million. This 450-mile section of constructed wall is significant as it will mark the end of DHS’s first round of efforts to secure the SWB with physical borders. These numbers point to the department’s unrelenting efforts to secure the American people and restore integrity to America’s broken immigration system despite widespread, transparently political obstruction in both Congress and the courts over the course of the administration. And now with the 2020 budget, it looks like they could have about $4.5B more to use: 2020 DHS Budget: $1.375 billion2020 Treasury Forfeiture: $600 million2020 Counter-Drug Program: $2.5 billion. I am still working on organizing all the recent announcements and will have that update out shortly. Also I'd like to thank Brenden Dilley and the awesome Dilley 300 for promoting the site on his show! Official website of the Department of Homeland Security. Border wall construction staging area at the San Bernardino Valley, Arizona, where work continues despite the pandemic. In reality, 300 miles of border wall have been built; 5 are new construction. So far, 130 miles of wall have been built. The progress on the border is unreal! I've got lots of exciting things planned for the site. Wow what a week! Construction currently underway for an additional 158 miles. Wall Construction Update, the “89 miles” Number and New Videos! 450 miles by the end of 2020. So many projects are happening at once! Remarks by President Trump During Border Wall Construction and Operational Update | Yuma, AZ. Even though we all know most of the replacement wall is essentially new wall, this is exciting because now the Fake News can’t even try and spin this! Put simply, the American people need and deserve a secure border, and they’re getting one from this administration. Photograph: Myles Traphagen Welcome to my website! Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates! Share this video out to all your friends!! Together, this system represents CBP’s multi-layered approach to border security: deploying the right mix of personnel, technology, and infrastructure to meet the challenges of a dynamic border threat environment and ultimately achieve operational control of the border. I say essentially because they will have to go through reviews with the local communities as well as other environmental and regulatory sign offs and they may need to change the design before actually breaking ground. The forthcoming wall construction will start this year "pending availability of real estate, in locations where no barriers currently exist," CBP said in a media release. Also, I have updated my project overview map with the latest project completion percentages. Customs and Border Protection has said the locations identified for new border wall construction are selected based on the agency’s operational needs, and that the Tucson Sector is an area of high illegal activity. West of Donna, CBS News saw a … Nearly three years after President Trump took office, work is underway on one of his key campaign promises. I have also launched a Twitter account and will be adding an email subscription service as well. I appreciate all the kind words I received and continue to receive. Bottom Line: It’s been nearly three months since my previous update on the border wall and a lot has happened – though most of it doesn’t make the news.Four years ago, during the homestretch of the Presidential election, the wall conversation was front and center in the daily conversation. I was relying on estimated project timelines and then diving the total number of miles in a project over the entire time between today and the competition date (sometimes not known so I would just use the end of 2020). 275 miles completed, 306 miles under construction, 157 miles under pre-construction. This new wall system is unlike anything we’ve had before: This wall is a testament to a key promise made—and kept—by President Trump and this Administration. Acting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) commissioner Mark Morgan provided updates on wall construction during a press briefing Monday, explaining that the administration has erected 65 miles of border wall to replace vehicular barriers or otherwise small, dilapidated structures that are not effective deterrents for pedestrian border crossers. Fisher Sand and Gravel (the same company doing the privately funded wall in El Paso) was awarded a new contract from the DOD to build 31 miles of wall in Yuma, AZ!! Construction is tentatively scheduled to start in October 2018. Border Wall Update - September 2020 . I was frustrated that nobody was covering this in a way to really understand exactly where the new wall was being built and where the existing wall was. Border Wall System Update (As of Aug 10, 2020) @USBPChief (twitter) ^ | 10 Aug 2020 | Chief Rodney Scott Posted on 08/10/2020 4:09:34 PM PDT by BeauBo. I will try to have frequent updates any time there's news on the wall. Hey guys I know I haven't been doing many updates yet, I've been busy working on things behind the scenes that will launch soon on the site! Closing gaps along the border in the Rio Grande Valley Sector is also part of the border wall project. Before this announcement, this was a request from CBP to DOD and now it has been fulfilled. Planned competition date is December 31, 2020 and once more details come out, I will update the map showing exactly where these 31 miles will fall. ... on providing the resources to build over 450 miles of the new border wall … This is a big deal folks and you’ll notice they are building at a rate of about 3 miles per week, which is the fastest they’ve built since the Wall construction started! What do you think of this announcement? Skip to comments. Thanks for the suggestion to everybody who requested that. The US-Mexico border is 2,000 miles long and I didn’t really understand exactly where the “wall” already was and where the new wall would be built. I already anticipated this announcement because CBP had put out a request for additional border wall a few months back, so this was already captured on my map! I will wait until CBP puts out their “Requests for Input” before making my final tweaks to this line but it is essentially what they will be building. Border Wall System Update: 402 miles completed 249 miles under construction BLUF: The Trump administration is building new wall and doing so faster than ever before. When he was asked about the recently … Let me know in the comments below or you can always reach me via email or Twitter. Here's a breakdown of where the border funding stood before the 2020 budget. I posted new videos of mostly B-roll footage from the US Army Corp of Engineers. Since the pandemic began in the U.S., federal officials have moved to speed up construction of 200 miles of border wall by waiving federal regulations. You can see the project details on my Google Sheets chart. Any Border Patrol Agent will tell you that the new wall system improves the community they live in and simultaneously enables them to do their jobs far more efficiently. Along those areas, the barrier is further away from the Mexican border. In partnership with @USACEHQ, CBP has constructed over 60 miles of new border wall system along the SW border since 2017 and expects to complete 450 … As you probably know, my site has had the “89 miles” shown on it since I launched. Like I said, I did not know CBP would start providing updates like they did or else I would have just done that from the beginning. “We’re building 35 new gates along a stretch of 55 miles of existing border wall.” Vitiello said. 2017 DHS Budget: $294 million to build 40 miles2018 DHS Budget: $1.375 billion to build 80 miles2019 DHS Budget: $1.375 billion to build 55 miles2019 Treasury Forfeiture: $601 million to build 30 miles2019 Counter-Drug Program: $2.5 billion to build 129 miles2019 MilCon funds (National Emergency): $3.6 billion to build 175 miles. I want to make it easier to navigate on mobile so I'm changing how the information is displayed on the front page. Border Wall Chief Rodney Scott gave Americans an update on the work going on at the border. So for example, if a project like the San Diego Wall #3 started around February 2019 and I was guessing it would be done by December 2020, that gives the entire project about 22 months. All that to say, my “miles built” number was inaccurate. pic.twitter.com/VlSTBs6MoI. Thursday’s update on border wall construction comes after a federal court filing by the Defense Department stated that three proposed sections of border wall … Please click and zoom on the map to see more information about the Border Wall System. Not long after I launched did CBP decide to start providing more updates and I believe the latest number they put out was 75 miles. About. 450 miles by the end of 2020.The border wall system supports USBP’s ability to impede and deny illegal border crossings and drug and human smuggling activities. Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates! Over 158 miles are under construction with a total of 450+ miles completed by end of 2020!! 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