09:22 GMT +312 December 2018
Listen Live
    A U.S. border patrol vehicle drives along the border wall between Mexico and the United States in San Ysidro, California, U.S.

    Trump Inspects Wall Prototypes for US-Mexico Border in California

    © REUTERS / Mike Blake
    US
    Get short URL
    111

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday during a visit to California to view border wall prototypes that he would prefer to erect a barrier with see-through capability along the US-Mexico border.

    "I do have a preference. The problem is it needs to have see-through. You have to know what's on the other side of the wall.  I mean a preference is something like that, I mean the problem is you don't know what's on the other side of the wall. You could be two feet away from a criminal cartel and you don't know they're there," Trump told reporters.

    Trump also said that if you do not have a wall, "you don't have a country."

    Trump and other administration officials were evaluating eight prototypes at a location near San Diego, California.

    Constructing the wall on the US border with Mexico has been President Donald Trump's signature pledge on the campaign trail and during his presidency. Shortly after taking office in January of 2017, Trump signed an executive order to initiate the border wall project.

    Last year, US Customs and Border Protection agents have reportedly captured 18,633 illegal aliens, seized 5,554 pounds of marijuana, 483 pounds of cocaine and 1,526 pounds of methamphetamine and 2,521 ounces of heroin at the El Centro Sector, a high-intensity area of illicit immigration and drug trafficking.

     

    Related:

    Trump Calls US Judge's Decision on Border Wall With Mexico 'Legal Win'
    US Judge Clears Path for Trump’s Border Wall With Mexico
    US CBP Agency Begins Construction of Border Wall With Mexico in California
    'War Costing Them Much More': Pakistan Invites US to Pay for Afghan Border Wall
    Israel Begins Construction of Border Wall Along Lebanon's Border (VIDEO)
    Tags:
    border wall, Donald Trump, California, Mexico, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik