The Government began the replacement of another section of the border fence in San Diego, California, including almost two miles (3 kilometers) where there was no secondary barrier between the US and Mexico, the Customs and Border Protection Office (CBP) said today. .
Said section, financed with a fiscal year 2018 budget, will also include an area east of Otay Mesa, in San Diego, where the eight prototypes of the border wall that the current Administration wants to install were built.
The construction of 14 miles of secondary fence, which includes the replacement of the existing one, comes days after the administration of President Donald Trump announced that environmental provisions will be ignored to accelerate the project.
“These two important barriers, in combination with roads for patrol and technology, create a buffer zone for the Border Patrol as part of the border wall system,” CBP officials said in a statement.
They also assured that said strategy has helped “significantly reduce illegal crossings in the San Diego sector.”
The new fence, 30 feet (9 meters) high, consists of a bollard barrier that allows visibility between the two sides of the border, and also has a plate at the top, to make it difficult to climb .
The construction is carried out by CBP and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
The work announced today joins the project to replace the primary fence between San Diego and Tijuana (Mexico), which began last year.
San Diego (CA), (EFEUSA).-