It will take his first term just getting the groundwork laid for building the wall - hope the second can be spent throwing it up.
Usually, this (environmental waivers) is one of the last things to happen before breaking ground - one to three months prior, typically about 10 weeks.
Border Wall construction will be speeding up sharply through the rest of this year, as more projects get underway simultaneously. Over 120 miles have been contracted to start work, and enough money for hundreds more has been identified to put on contracts this year - through the Summer and into Fall.
We started the year building about a half mile per week, and are expected to end the year running about a half mile per day.
This is big heavy construction, not just running some fencing. A lot of concrete goes into the foundations, and a road has to be built or improved alongside.
It is really going to require a second Trump term to complete the Border Wall, but we are going to get much more significant permanent fortifications in the second two years (hundreds of miles) as compared to the first two years (40 mles), of President Trump’s first term. The emergency declaration opened the floodgates.
And that’s why a second term is so important...if you think he’s working hard this term, you will be cheering every day of a second term...when the dems have been de-fanged and put in their kennels for further fumigation...