Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Border Wall System Update (as of 22 Jun 20)
@USBPChief (twitter) ^ | 22 June 2020 | Chief Rodney Scott

Posted on 06/22/2020 8:33:11 AM PDT by BeauBo

216 miles completed, 339 miles under construction, 183 miles under pre-construction. (738 Total)

(Excerpt) Read more at twitter.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Mexico; US: Arizona; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: borderwall; immigration
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-27 next last
6 miles completed since last week's report - kind of average.

The President will visit the border at Yuma Arizona tomorrow (Tuesday, 23 Jun 20), to commemorate passing 200 miles completed.

No news of new contract awards in the last week, although it seems likely that they have stopped reporting them the way they used to, so some may have occurred as new task orders on pre-existing contracts, or as modifications to previous contracts (which are now the norm).


1 posted on 06/22/2020 8:33:11 AM PDT by BeauBo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: BeauBo

Excellent!!
Thanks for the update.


2 posted on 06/22/2020 8:35:31 AM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BeauBo

Picture does not appear, and I’d like to see it. I think it’s a broken link.


3 posted on 06/22/2020 8:49:04 AM PDT by EinNYC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BeauBo

at this rate we should have about 320 miles by election day. It would be nice if Trump lit a fire under them and had 350-400 miles by election day.


4 posted on 06/22/2020 8:49:42 AM PDT by euram
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BeauBo

The completed mile total would have been much greater if the Democrats and RINOs had not been obstructing President Trump these past 3+ years.

We need to reelect Trump to get more wall built, seat more conservative judges and continue MAGA !


5 posted on 06/22/2020 8:50:26 AM PDT by RicocheT (Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EinNYC

Pic at link: https://twitter.com/USBPChief/status/1275081426493337600

It is just a summary slide, not a photo. It also reports 311,000 tons of steel, and 458,000 cubic yards of concrete have been emplaced so far.


6 posted on 06/22/2020 8:53:27 AM PDT by BeauBo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: BeauBo

every journey begins with a single step, but the us-mexico border is almost 2000 miles long.


7 posted on 06/22/2020 8:58:41 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BeauBo

Thx again for your persistence on this.

IMO, ARI will be heavy in the news cycle for the West in next 4 1/2 months. West has no electoral votes for Trump, except Alaska. Mountain West mostly red anyways with smaller attention to MT Senate seat and a House seat each in NM and UT to pick up.

AR’s 10 electoral votes a must. McSally Senate win a must. The economy is the biggest issue. With 400 miles of border wall, TSMC semi fab, and big military spending with lots of defense contractors in state a big payoff is needed out there.

With Ducey as governor making Trump rallies safer, from Texas to Arizona many will be held in those two states. El Paso covers the southern NM house district so expect Phoenix and suburbs and Tucson plus Texas to see Air Force one a lot.


8 posted on 06/22/2020 9:04:28 AM PDT by bakkentom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JohnBrowdie

738 either completed, under construction or under pre-construction. That’s nearly half way. I think it’s great progress.


9 posted on 06/22/2020 9:05:31 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: euram

I have observed the President do a lot to light the fire under those responsible for getting the Wall built, for a long time. We would never be this far, without him

He is a builder, and knows how to manage a construction schedule.

The pace of construction is on track to continue increasing through the Summer, as large awards have been made in the last couple of months, and money for a lot more remains to be awarded.

They typically reference how many miles they anticipate by the end of the year, rather than by election day or inauguration day. The most widely cited objective is 450 miles by the end of the year. That number has been cited by LTG Semonite, the Commanding General of the US Army Corps of Engineers, which is managing the Contracting. He is an authoritative source, and has been a reliable source.


10 posted on 06/22/2020 9:07:45 AM PDT by BeauBo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: BeauBo

FAST MOTION VIDEO OF CONSTRUCTION...

https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-borders/border-wall-system?utm_source=redirects&utm_medium=https%3A//www.cbp.gov/borderwallsystem&utm_campaign=border_wall


11 posted on 06/22/2020 9:13:21 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. (Psalm 32:12))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BeauBo

BeauBo, you do a great service to us FReepers. Thank you!


12 posted on 06/22/2020 9:16:00 AM PDT by Dacula
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JohnBrowdie

So, what’s your point?


13 posted on 06/22/2020 9:16:49 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: BeauBo

https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-borders/border-wall-system?utm_source=redirects&utm_medium=https%3A//www.cbp.gov/borderwallsystem&utm_campaign=border_wall


14 posted on 06/22/2020 9:17:05 AM PDT by Dacula
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: JohnBrowdie

“the us-mexico border is almost 2000 miles long.”

A huge analysis was conducted to justify the spending, and to get the most bang for the buck, from Wall funding.

In his fifth day in office, President Trump issued Executive Order 13767, directing the wall to be built, and for the study to be performed.

The bottom line is that only about half the border needs barrier to gain full operational control of the border (along with a few thousand more full time positions, and several technology programs). The President has already identified enough money to roughly build all the barrier in the plan (actual costs will vary). They are rushing to get all the mountain of funding awarded on contracts before the end of the year.


15 posted on 06/22/2020 9:21:10 AM PDT by BeauBo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: BeauBo
San Diego barrier before President Trump:

More recently:

The Enfocement Zone between the mighty 18 and 30 foot barriers has been extensively graded and cleared, with high speed road continuous - as well as stadium lighting, complete camera coverage and extensive alarm systems and sensors.

That place - the biggest city on the border, and historically the highest trafficked corridor for illegal traffic - will be firmly closed for the long term. The first 300-400 or so miles on the priority list (border cities and the Rio Grande Valley), account for well over 80% of traffic.

16 posted on 06/22/2020 9:34:49 AM PDT by BeauBo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BeauBo; little jeremiah

I have observed the President do a lot to light the fire under those responsible for getting the Wall built, for a long time. We would never be this far, without him

He is a builder, and knows how to manage a construction schedule.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

thanx for the update beaubo

this is so much better & more productive than having an obstructionist career pol/lawyer with their handout for more bribes (aka campaign donations)


17 posted on 06/22/2020 9:37:21 AM PDT by thinden
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: FrdmLvr; JohnBrowdie

“738 either completed, under construction or under pre-construction. That’s nearly half way. I think it’s great progress.”

Additionally, 221 miles of pre-existing barrier is assessed as effective, bringing the Program up to 959 miles.

1,100 miles of barrier was reportedly the number identified as really needed in the Comprehensive Plan, which was finally accepted by Congress in December 2018, after extensive vetting.

$3.6 billion in FY 2020 Military Construction funding was identified by the Administration for diversion to the Border Wall Program, but has not yet been transferred - so the miles it would build are not yet reflected in the weekly reports as pre-construction. That seems to be a generous amount to complete the rest of the identified mileage requirement (over $25 mil/mile (more than the average so far, for top of the line Wall System).

The technology programs from the Comprehensive Plan are also rolling out like gangbusters. The entire Arizona border 370 miles) is on schedule to have complete persistent surveillance by Integrated Fixed Towers (IFT) by the end of this year, for example.


18 posted on 06/22/2020 9:47:57 AM PDT by BeauBo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Cobra64; JohnBrowdie
So, what’s your point?

C,mon Cobra, John is conflicted.

He is overwhelmed with the fact that Trump is doing so well.

Bless his heart.

19 posted on 06/22/2020 10:05:35 AM PDT by USS Alaska (NUKE THE MOOSELIMB, TERRORISTS, NOW!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: JohnBrowdie

It’s going to take a while to finish.


20 posted on 06/22/2020 10:20:45 AM PDT by bgill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-27 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson