Video shows status of border fence in Tecate, California. On August 13th, 2019, I went to Tecate to see, if they had started building the planned new fence there. Tecate is about 20 miles east of Tijuana. They have a contract to build 4 miles of 30-foot-high bollard fence to replace the old, landing-plate fence. I found out they had already started building the fence two months earlier. About a mile and a half of the fence had already been constructed.
Report on status of the Border Fence being constructed in the Calexico area in California for December, 2019. Fifteen miles of 30-foot high, primary fence is to be constructed in Calexico. The previous fence was mainly old landing mat fence and a much smaller bollard wall, which I call mini-bollards.
THEN AND NOW – A video that shows how a border fence caused dramatic change in San Diego during the 1990’s. The Border was at one time in chaos. It was still not totally secure after the first fence was constructed, because the old barrier was far from perfect, but about 90% better. The reduction in crime and smuggling has improved the neighborhoods on both sides of the border. This video was produced by the local Customs and Border Protection sector command in San Diego.
NOTE: The decline in arrests of illegal crossers shown in the graph is only for San Diego, not for the entire border. Much of the illegal crossing moved to other parts of the border, where it was easier to cross. The entire border needs to be secured, not just certain parts of it.