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Despite Pandemic, Progress on THE WALL Continues at the Border

We’re sure that Democrats had hoped that the coronavirus would, among other things, put a quick stop to progress the Trump administration is making on THE WALL at the southern border, but it doesn’t appear that’s the case. According to a new report from The Daily Caller, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been hard at work handing out contracts and continuing construction even as the country deals with one of the biggest public health crises/economic disasters in recent memory. And why not? If anything should be a wake-up call on how important it is for us to shore up our border security, a foreign disease ought to do the trick.

“Border Patrol chief Rodney Scott on Monday announced that 151 miles of border wall have been completed since the dawn of the Trump administration, along with nearly 200 miles under construction, and 400 miles in the ‘pre-construction’ phase. The update revealed that construction is taking place at a rather rapid pace,” reported the Daily Caller on Wednesday. “Scott’s last update — which was posted on March 30 — revealed that 147 miles of southern border wall had been completed. The numbers indicate that roughly four miles of border wall have been built in just a week’s time.”

This report was confirmed by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli, who said this week, “The wall is continuing to be built! Construction teams are self-contained and are continuing to work.”

Naturally, the Democrats are angry that construction is ongoing.

“Key federal agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, should be prioritizing COVID-19 response to stop the spread of the virus, assist local communities, and prevent the deaths of thousands of Americans,” read a letter from 40 House Democrats, sent to the White House on Friday.

And The New York Times went in search of an epidemiologist who would argue against a strawman.

“I’ll be blunt: We already have so many outbreaks around the country and so much community transmission that the wall is meaningless for preventing spread of the virus,” said Kent State University’s Tara C. Smith. “Even if a few extra cases make it across the southern border, those are teardrops in the ocean right now in terms of what we are facing.”

Except literally no one is arguing that we can fast-track the border wall as a way to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Smith knows that, and The Times knows that. This is about keeping our priorities straight, even in the face of a national crisis. And to a great many Americans, securing the border against illegal immigration remains a very important priority right now, last month, and for the foreseeable future.

Good to know that the Trump administration feels the same way.

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    • a FEW MY BUTT HOW MANY OF THEM HAVE EVER BEEN INOCULATED FOR ANYTHING AND THERE SENSE OF CLEANLINESS INVITES ISSUES AS SUCH
      IF IT WERE UP TO MOST AMERICANS THEY WOULD LOOK TO HAVE ARMED GUARDS AT THE BORDER REDY TO DEPLOY WHATEVER IS NEEDED TO KEEP OUR BORDERS SAFE SECURE FOR THE AMERICAN PUBLIC

  1. Trump has my full support and everyone else I know in his efforts to combat the Mexican Cartels and their never ending businesses of human trafficking, drugs and weapons smuggling on our southern border. Seal the border once and for all time.

    • I know for a fact, that there was TB in the illegal alien community up in the San Francisco Mission District, over 20 years ago! When you come to the USA the LEGAL WAY you must get a physical exam and a chest Xray to prove you are TB free! At least it was that way in the 1980’s and before.

  2. DO AMERICAN’S REALLY NEED A “ROCKET SCIENTIST” TO TELL US THAT THE “WALL” IS A FANTASTIC IDEA? … And? From everything we have read so far? This CONVID-19 “IS HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS” … So, your so-called? “TEAR-DROP” GROUP OF ILLEGALS? (The CARAVAN’S ARE IN THE THOUSANDS By-The Way) HARDLY A TEAR-DROP HONEY. … ALL I CAN SAY? … SOMEONE … THE PERSON WRITING THIS STORY MUST BELIEVE AMERICAN’S ARE ALL DUMBER THAN BRICKS TO THINK FOR ONE MINUTE. THE “WALL” IS NOT NECESSARY? … Believe you me! That “WALL” May Very Well SAVE YOUR LIFE! OR ONE OF YOUR LOVED ONES LIVES. … Get On Board To Finish The “WALL”! … Or Get OUT OF THE WAY. … All of AMERICA is fed-up. WE DEMAND THE “WALL” BE FINISHED TODAY.

  3. In spite of partisan Democrat resistance President Trump has been able to fund and build the wall which thinking Americans want.

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