Trump Administration Launches Website to Stream Construction of US–Mexico Border Wall

The Trump administration on April 22 launched an interactive webpage of the U.S.-Mexico border wall which both tracks and streams footage of the progress being made on its construction, as President Donald Trump seeks to fulfill a significant 2016 campaign promise.

Construction of the wall along the southern border between the U.S. and Mexico is being streamed on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) webpage via video and drone footage. The webpage also contains an interactive map that allows viewers to click and zoom to view the progress of the border wall.

“President Trump is delivering on his promise to build a border wall system to secure the border,” Acting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan said in a statement.

“Border security is national security, and a strong border wall system is critical to keeping our nation safe.”

The video footage streamed on the CBP website shows the construction of the wall that took place between Feb. 1 and Feb. 29 this year, at the El Centro, Yuma, and El Paso Border Patrol Sectors.

Viewers can type in specific areas via a search bar attached to the interactive map, which color-codes the construction of the border wall in red to represent a new border wall system, or dark blue, showing existing barriers.

The website also provides an infographic to update readers on the progress of its completion. So far, since January 2017, 170 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border wall have been completed, using roughly 236,000 tons of steel and 335,000 cubic yards of concrete.

This month, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said during a White House press conference with Trump that the United States is still on schedule to build between 400 and 450 miles of the new border wall or border “capability” by the end of 2020.

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