US Border Patrol chief has update on border wall progress
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US Border Patrol chief has update on border wall progress


GRIFF: 20 MINUTES AFTER THE HOUR HERE. PUTTING FINAL TOUCHES ON THE WALL IN SAN DIEGO ON FRIDAY. MEASURING 18 FEET HIGH AND 14 MILES LONG. HERE TO REACT IS CARLA PROVOST. CHIEF, GOOD MORNING TO YOU. IT ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE COMPLETING MUCH NEEDED REPAIR OUT THERE IN SAN DIEGO AREA. TELL ME WHAT’S GOING ON.>>THEY DEFINITELY ARE, GRIFF. I WILL TELL YOU THIS IS A BIG FOR US TO COMPLETE THAT PROJECT. THAT LEADS TO A TOTAL OF 57 MILES THAT WE HAVE PUT IN. WE HAVE ANOTHER 47 MILES UNDER CONTRACT. BY THE END OF 2020 WE ARE EXPECTING TO HAVE OVER 330 MILES OF NEW BORDER WALL CAPABILITY IN PLACE FOR MY MEN AND WOMEN. GRIFF: CHIEF, IT’S MUCH TALKED ABOUT, TO REITERATE FOR VIEWERS, WHY DOES THIS MATTER TO YOU? WHAT DOES THIS DELIVER TO YOU IN TERMS OF NEEDED RESOURCES?>>WELL, NUMEROUS THINGS, IMPEDENCE AND DENIAL, OF COURSE, IS SOMETHING THAT WE NEED. MORE IMPORTANTLY, THIS NEW INFRASTRUCTURE MAKES IT SAFER FOR MY MEN AND WOMEN TO DO THEIR JOB, THEY HAVE BEEN ASSAULTED OVER 600 TIMES THIS YEAR, WHICH IS JUST UNACCEPTABLE. THEY CAN SEE THROUGH THIS. IT HAS ANTI-DIG FEATURE TO IT. ANTI-CLIMB FEATURES, IT MAKES IT REALLY, REALLY DIFFICULT FOR THE BAD ACTORS THOUGH ARE COMING ACROSS THE BORDER AND THERE ARE STILL MANY, MANY BAD ACTORS STILL TRYING TO COME ACROSS OUR BORDER. GRIFF: INDEED. AT THE END OF LAFERS WEEK SOME OF YOUR AGENTS WERE FIRED UPON FROM THE MEXICAN SIDE FROM THE RIVER BANK. I WANTED TO TALK TO YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOMETHING THAT IS COMING. SOMETHING THAT I THOUGHT AS A REPORTER WHO HAS COVERED A LOT OF PROTESTS FOR THIS CHANNEL, WHETHER IT BE OPPOSING THE IRAQ WAR OR ANTIFA AND THE LIKE, BUT NOW THERE IS A CALL FOR A BORDER RESISTANCE IN EL PASO. GROUND ZERO FOR ALL OF THIS. I WANT TO SHOW YOU THIS POSTER WE ARE SEEING. IT IS CALLED CONVERGENCE ON THE BORDER RESISTANCE CONVERGENCE. STARTING AT THE BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER. YOU SEE THERE ABOLISH ICE. SHUT IT DOWN. ARE YOU CONCERNED, CHIEF, THAT THIS IS NOT GOING TO HELP THIS SITUATION?>>WELL, CERTAINLY DOESN’T HELP THE SITUATION WHEN WE ARE VILIFYING THE AGENTS AND THE OFFICERS. MY MEN AND WOMEN, THE MEN AND WOMEN OF ICE ARE DOING THE JOB THAT THEY ARE SWORN TO DO AND TO PROTECT THIS COUNTRY. AND I HATE TO SEE WHEN THE PROTESTS ARE IMPACTING MY MEN AND WOMEN BECAUSE THEY ARE DOING ANNUAL AMAZES JOB ON THE BORDER. GRIFF: CHIEF, FOR THE BETTER PART OF A YEAR THAT I HAVE COVERED BORDER ISSUES, I HAVE SEEN YOUR MEN AND WOMEN COURAGEOUSLY SHOW UP FOR WORK AND GO THROUGH UNBELIEVABLE HARDSHIPS. WHAT IS THE MORALE IN THE BORDER PATROL TODAY? HOW ARE YOU HANDLING THIS AND PARTICULARLY WHEN YOU SEE YET AGAIN, IN SEPTEMBER THEY SEE YET AGAIN, IN SEPTEMBER THEA SEE YET AGAIN, IN SEPTEMBER THEE GOING TO BE RID CIEWLTD PERSONALLY FOR THE JOB THEY HAVE SWORN TO UPHOLD IN DELIVERING LAW ENFORCEMENT.>>IT CERTAIN SLAY CONCERN. WHENEVER I’M OUT IN THE FIELD TALKING WITH THE AGENTS, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I ALWAYS DISCUSS WITH THEM IS THEIR MORALE AND KEEPING THEIR SPIRITS UP. I ALWAYS REMIND THEM HOW PROUD I AM OF THEM AND WHAT THEY’RE DOING. AND MANY AMERICANS ARE UNDERSTAND THE JOB THEY ARE DOING, THE IMPORTANCE OF THE JOB AND SUPPORT THEM. I WILL TELL YOU THEY ARE A RESILIENT GROUP. IT’S IMPRESSIVE TO SEE WHEN YOU CONSIDER ALL OF THE CHALLENGES THAT THEY ARE UP AGAINST. GRIFF: CHIEF, QUICKLY, SOME NEWS YESTERDAY, GUATEMALA ELECTED A NEW PRESIDENT WHO HAS INDICATED HE MAY WANT TO CHANGE THE IMMIGRATION DEAL THAT THE FORMER PRESIDENT MADE IN TERMS OF A SAFER COUNTRY STATUS YOUR THOUGHTS? ARE YOU CONCERNED THIS NEW ADMINISTRATION MAY SET YOU BACK IN TERMS OF PROGRESS?>>IT CERTAINLY IS A CONCERN. WE NEED BOTH MEXICO AND GUATEMALA TO CONTINUE DOING WHAT THEY’RE DOING. THAT BEING SAID, IT’S STILL JUST A BAND-AID TO THE SITUATION. WE NEED CONGRESS TO DO SOMETHING IF WE ARE REALLY GOING TO TO DEAL WITH THE IMMIGRATION PROBLEM. GRIFF: CHIEF CARLA PROVOST, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME TODAY.

100 Comments

  • Linda Davis

    Thank you men and women at the border and construction workers! Thanks for helping to protect our border! 🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧

  • Derrick Sheevington

    I would like to know how many people that protest the wall actually own land and if they do wouldn't mind someone else setting up shop on it.

  • K.B

    North Korea border security is good sample. I belive mass Immigration in USA will never be solved. Here in Baltic countries we never have to worry about because nobody is coming.

  • NTRisforthinkers

    Daily reminder Israel has its own wall and injected Ethiopian women with birth control without consent
    Daily reminder Israel's MP a speech about how they should deport and I quote "those people who come from the black lands" before they're replaced

  • AmPatriot Smith

    Listen up people, those that come into the country illegally do not, with some exceptions, have the same loyalty to the country as those that respect our laws and enter lawfully. Because illegal immigrants are being pandered to by the Progressive Left, they will not have the same loyalties as legal immigrants. The left's mantra is about identity politics, income redistribution and socialism. This makes for people including our own citizens who buy into their message not be loyal to their country since they believe that this is a bad country that discriminates against everyone especially other races. This is the lie that they believe which creates a mentality of entitlement and a mentality of division. No one is doing this to them, but they believe it nevertheless.

    Just think about this; yes, we had illegal immigration for years, but it never has gotten to the point as it has today and the identity politics that goes with it.

  • California Cowboy

    God bless our border patrol we should honor them as a sub branch of military. Their the front line protectors of our country USA 🇺🇸

  • Matthew Steinmetz

    space force watch this now,,,,,, i want all around the world to watch this now,,,,,, okay and there we go,,,, now,,,,,,now do something now,,,,,, go for it,,,,, now,,,,,, go ahead now

  • James Krisiewicz

    Many thanks to the border patrol, to ICE and to POTUS for the work to secure our border. If we had a Congress with a backbone this wall would have been completed by now

  • sur prized

    A private group of citizens built an entire wall in one week in New Mexico and the government can't build any throughout a single term?

  • joyd

    It's interesting to see all the pro-Trump comment on this page. The wall in the video was sanctioned under President Obama. The trump administration has not built a single mile of new wall. However, Trumps businesses have hired many illegal immigrants over the years

  • august

    Hell Yeah ! Look at the wall compared to the height of the workers, it looks a little more than 18' high and that's AWESOME !!!

  • nick pelentsov

    MORON PROTESTER BASEMENT DWELLERS, …protest, then when somebody hurts their feelings ,they are the first to call cops…SAD.

  • Vianet Padilla

    As the border wall grows, smuggling tunnels proliferate.
    The Trump administration is ignoring a big question: How do you secure a border below ground?
    A Border wall is a waste of U.S tax payers money.💰
    This will not stop immigrants from coming into the country. What a joke this is l🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😜😜😝😂🤣😂🤣😂😜😝😂🤣🤣🤣🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂😅😅😅😅🤣😂🤣😂😂🤣😂😂😜😛🤣😂😅😂😂😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😁🤣🤣🤣😜😝😛🤣☺️😂😂😅😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂🤣😂😂😛😝😜😂😅🤣😂😂😂😅😅😂😜😝😛🤣😂🤣😂😅😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😅😅😂😂😅😂😅😂😅😜😝😛😅😂🤣😂😅🤣😂😅😂🤣😂😅😂🤣😂😛😝😜😝😛🤣😂🤣😅😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😜😝🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Cali Killa Klown

    Umm, did you see the size of that panel compared to the construction worker at the bottom? That’s way more than 18 feet

  • bc cav

    We needed this wall 25 years ago. At any rate, its good to see this is happening. We just don't need criminals jumping back and forth acrost the border distributing drugs and weapons.

  • Jason Glaze

    Every protester that shows up should have their citizenship REVOKED and dumped on the other side of that beautiful WALL!!

  • Captain Voluntaryist, The Statist Slayer

    Hard core libertarian here. Debate me below. I've way better arguments for open border than the crazy left. Good luck.

  • marcus peters

    We are stupid…All new walls shoulse an oily finish that will never go away so paint, damage, whatever will not stick,dry or so. Paint will wash off

  • alan30189

    The first thing Congress needs to do, is change the 14th amendment, eliminating section one, the anchor baby law. That law was intended for ex-slaves that were born here. It was ratified in 1868, just after the Civil War. It wasn’t meant to be used the way it’s being used today; a way for people to immigrate illegally, have a baby, then in 18 years that baby can sponsor their parents to become citizens. It’s not right.
    Canada used to have an anchor baby law, but they had millions of Chinese flooding into their country and having babies to get citizenship. They were smart and changed the law, eliminating their anchor baby law.

  • anne anne

    Lies, everybody knows it, they fixed a couple of fences and that is all but who cares, racists are happy to keep lying and going to church, so glad that churches are now openly creepy racists and pedos, only referring to evangelicals, Funny that, it's actually a good thing, It's an absolute no go for anybody I know to let their kids go. It's considered a hate group and a dying religion because it sure as heck is not christian.

  • Sheron Evans

    Wish there was something else we can do as a united front of conservatives to combat the protestors against the border patrol and ice and the wall. Some thing that is non violent but would make them back off. I have always found that when you stand up to a bully, they do usually back off. The left puts us down all the time and I think it is time that we let them know in a big way that we think there ideas are STUPID and NOT PRACTICAL and we aren't going to put up with them.

  • Sheron Evans

    A huge thanks of appreciation to our border patrol and ice for all that you do. Know that we who are true americans are behind you 100%

  • Manny Wilson

    I think everyone that does not like the wall needs to remove all windows and doors from there home. The door to my home open to people when I want to let them in and to people I trust only. A country should be the same way.

  • TheBirdandEagle

    We can't allow the USA to become the United Nations of the world. We are
    a first class country and will not survive a invasion of ILLEGAL ALIENS of any
    kind. Stop this crap now, or forever be doomed to a third world country. Your
    choice!  STOP ALL ILLEGAL ALIENS / INVADERS FROM ENTERING THE USA. 
    DEPORT THOSE THAT ARE HERE. (IMPLEMENT E-VERIFY NOW)  FINISH THE WALL,
    FINISH THE WALL, FINISH THE WALL.  MAGA!

  • Mickey Kent

    F…you ignorant idiot's who think open BORDERS is a good thing. Not one good thing comes from having a OPEN Southern Border

  • Mickey Kent

    Thank you ICE, BORDER PATROL AGENTS, and any person who is for the Wall and closing Southern Border. Thank you President Trump. God Bless you for keeping your word

  • Sauron

    This is a replacement fence, still no border wall by Trump but a lot of those idiots that don't live near the border think its being constructed. Get lied to dummies lol

  • MAI EVE Gresham

    Is there a problem with Rupinder Dail understanding my choice to be giving her and all her species nonconsent to covet any part of my life, body, laminin, neurotransmitter hormones, my Aurora, any part of my experience? If I am unclear about the continuous choice of nonconsent given to those who are throwing pennies into the fountain of youth instead of hundred dollar bills, would some body or no body please bring this to my awareness? Infinite gratitude.

  • Sarah Miller

    I do not mind people coming into this country, but do it the legal way, and wait your turn like others had to do, this way your children do not end up in detention centers, which is not the fault of the USA, it is the fault of the parents who try to come into the country illegally, and put their children into those detention camps, FAULT OF THE PARENTS, you want to cross ILLEGALLY then leave the children at home with a grandparent. Do not forget to fill the TUNNELS with cement or blow them up. This country is going broke caring for those who do not want to become CITIZENS and pay taxes. They just want to live off of hard working, taxpaying families trying to survive. Those who can work and won't, then live off the government assistance programs like parasites, shut down the government assistance programs, to anyone that is physically and mentally able to work, and no government assistance programs to noncitizens, if you want help from the USA become a taxpaying citizen first. God Bless AMERICA.

  • Linda / LTSTEELE

    We love Ice and border guards … 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 Thank you Chief 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • actorzone

    I am from Australia and I agree with the US on building the wall, not only for economic reasons and for security, people just cannot wander into another country illegally to live and work there, wouldn't matter which country you are from border control is a necessity, as for the nay sayers i bet they don't let anyone onto their property or live in their house without invitation.

  • Paul Koehn

    Countries with border walls/barriers
    List of current barriersEdit

    Note: The table can be sorted alphabetically or chronologically using the  icon.
    NameCountryBuiltLength (km)TypeBelize–GuatemalaBelizeProposed, agreedN/ADisputed territory and anti-illegal immigrationBotswana/ZimbabweBotswanaand Zimbabwe2003500Anti-illegal immigrationBrunei/LimbangBrunei and Limbang200520Anti-illegal immigrationBulgaria/TurkeyBulgaria201430Anti-illegal immigrationCeuta border fenceSpain20018Anti-illegal immigrationChina/Hong KongHong Kong1960s – early32Anti-illegal immigrationCosta Rica/NicaraguaCosta RicaProposedN/AAnti-illegal immigrationChinese–Korean border fenceChina and North KoreaUnder construction1,416Anti-illegal immigrationEgypt–Gaza barrierEgypt1979, subterranean barrier under construction3.1Anti-terrorism and anti-illegal immigrationEstonia–Russia border fenceEstonia and RussiaPlanned106–108Against Russian intrusion, illegal trade and illegal immigrationNorth Macedonia–Greece barrierNorth Macedonia201530Anti-illegal immigrationMalaysia–Thailand borderThailand and MalaysiaProposed650Anti-terrorismMelilla border fenceSpain199811Anti-illegal immigrationHungary–Serbia barrierHungary2015175Anti-illegal immigrationHungary–Croatia barrierHungary201541Anti-illegal immigrationIndia–Bangladesh barrierIndiaUnder construction3,268Anti-illegal immigrationIndia–Myanmar barrierIndiaUnder construction1,624Anti-drug smuggling and anti-terrorismIndian Kashmir barrierIndia2004550Anti-terrorism (disputed territory)Iran–Pakistan barrierIran and PakistanUnder construction700Anti-drug smugglingKazakhstan–Uzbekistan barrierKazakhstanand Uzbekistan200645Anti-drug smugglingKorean Demilitarized ZoneNorth Koreaand South Korea1953248Conflict zoneKruger National ParkSouth Africaand Mozambique1975120Anti-illegal immigrationSouth Africa/Zimbabwe BorderSouth Africa2000s225Anti-illegal immigration, anti-drug smuggling, anti-weapon smugglingKuwait–Iraq barrierKuwait and Iraq1991193Conflict zonePakistan–Afghanistan barrierPakistanUnder construction2,400Anti-terrorism, anti-illegal immigration, anti drug smugglingSaudi–Yemen barrierSaudi Arabiaand Yemen200475Anti-illegal immigrationSaudi–Iraq barrierSaudi Arabiaand Iraq2014900Anti-illegal immigration and conflict zoneSlovenia–Croatia barrierSloveniaunder construction179Anti-illegal immigrationTurkey–Syria border barrierTurkeyUnder construction828Anti-terrorism, anti-illegal immigration and smugglingTurkey–Iran border barrierTurkeyUnder construction144Anti-terrorism, anti-illegal immigration and smugglingTurkmen–Uzbekistan barrierTurkmenistanand Uzbekistan20011,700Anti-illegal immigrationUkraine–Russia barrierUkraine and RussiaUnder construction2,000Anti Weapon Smuggling and Conflict zoneUnited Arab Emirates–Oman barrierUnited Arab Emirates and OmanUnder construction410Anti-illegal immigrationMexico–United States barrierUnited StatesPartially Constructed100Anti-illegal immigration and smugglingUzbek–Afghanistan barrierUzbekistanand Afghanistan2001209Anti-illegal immigrationUzbek–Kyrgyzstan barrierUzbekistanand Kyrgyzstan1999870Conflict zoneIsrael-West Bank barrierIsraelPartially Completed708Anti-terrorism (disputed territory)Israel-Egypt barrierIsrael and Egypt2013245Anti-illegal immigrationIsrael-Lebanon barrierIsrael and Lebanon201811Conflict zoneIsrael-Gaza barrier

  • Francisca Cruz

    It is about time they're doing something I heard nothing about the Democrats and I don't want to know about them💩💩💩💩 this hopefully they already kicked them out 😏

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