On Saturday, the Washington Post reported that smugglers have sliced holes in the new sections of Trump's border wall with a common and readily available power tool, large enough for people and drugs to pass through.
During a September unveiling ceremony for the newly built section of President Donald Trump's wall in Otay Mesa, California, the president claimed that his wall was unscalable, even by professional mountain climbers.
Mr. Trump has repeatedly claimed that new portions of the wall are already being built, although Mark Morgan, acting chief of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, admitted during a press conference at the White House in October that none of the 71 new miles of border wall the administration has built are new "linear miles". "But no matter how powerful, you can cut through anything, in all fairness". Breaches are "easily fixed", he added.
But that's how some people are responding to news that smugglers are using electric saws to cut through new areas of Trump's border wall.
Trump instead declared a national emergency at the southern border and, over the objection of critics in Congress, transferred money from other projects to fund wall construction. "Criminals are trying to defeat it and they are going to continue to try new tactics, which we will also defeat", Leas said. One of the reasons we did it the way we did it, it's very easily fixed.
Photos of the breaches were not included in a redacted version of an internal February 2018 US Customs and Border Protection report that mentioned the faults, NBC reported, and Trump denied the validity of the photos, saying it was "a wall designed by previous administrations", though the one in question was made under his administration.
Smugglers are also using makeshift ladders to climb up and over barriers in the San Diego area.
™ & © 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. It has not been disclosed how many times the breaches have occurred.
"So much focus has been on physical defenses", said the second official, "but America's illegal immigration issue is far more complex than simply building a wall".
A senior administration reliable instructed the Submit that the choice of breaches amount to "a number of conditions", but that the fresh fencing had "vastly increased security and deterrence" alongside the San Diego and El Centro sections of the border.