President Donald Trump visited a section of the U.S.-Mexico border in Yuma, Arizona, to celebrate the 200th mile of the newly built border wall.
“I’m thrilled to be in Yuma … to commemorate the completion of more than 200 miles of powerful border wall,” he said during a roundtable briefing on the border security before he visited the border wall. “We’re on pace to complete 450 miles by the end of the year and 500 miles almost immediately thereafter.”
“The Army Corps of Engineers, I want to thank them, they’ve been incredible,” he added.
Trump said that the new wall system has enhanced the capability of the United States to secure the southern border.
The wall has reduced drug and human smuggling, stopped criminals and gangs from coming into the country, and lowered violent crimes in U.S. cities, the president said.
“This is border security, which is national security,” he added.