Arizona starts filling in border wall gaps8/14/22
Arizona's outgoing Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday, 8/12/22, that his state is now filling in gaps in the state's border wall using shipping containers ref, ref2. The gaps will be filled in using the same technique that Texas began using on 10/29/21. The shipping containers are double stacked at 22 feet high, welded shut and topped with concertina (razor) wire. Trump's Border Wall is somewhat taller at 30 feet.
It should be interesting to see if Arizona follows a path and timeline similar . . . [more]Texas Completes 1.7 Mile Border Wall7/16/22
On Tuesday 7/12/22, Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) Executive Director, Mike Novak reported that the 1.7 mile border wall on state owned land in Starr County has been completed.
The border wall is of the same design as president Trump's border wall, which is a bollard design that is 18 to 30 feet tall with a steel plate at the top and several feet below ground. The beams are 6 inches wide with 4 inches between each beam. There are several detection methods to alert law enforcement of atte . . . [more]Texas gov. Greg Abbott authorizes Texas National Guard to return illegal aliens to border7/7/22
Today, 7/7/22, Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared the illegal aliens coming across the U.S. / Mexico border into the state of Texas an invasion and used his State and Constitutional authority to make an executive order [Executive Order No. GA-41] official press release, authorizing the Texas National Guard and the Texas Department of Public Safety to return the illegal aliens to the border at a port of entry. refTexas Border Wall nears completion6/26/22
06/20/22: Texas Facilities Commission announces that the the 1.7 mile border wall in Starr County is largely complete, but the final gates, lighting, and road work is still being completed. refArchives