REVEALED: First Look at POTUS Trump’s Border Wall Prototypes (VIDEO)

President Trump is one step closer to fulfilling one of his core campaign promises; building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Eight border wall prototypes are currently under construction in San Diego, California. For the first time, the press has been granted access to cover the construction.

AZ Central reports:

The construction site is about 2 miles east of San Diego’s Otay Mesa border crossing, in the foothills of the Otay Mountains.

At 30 feet, the designs dwarf the primary fence that currently marks the international boundary — it’s made of rusted Vietnam War-era landing mats. They are nearly twice the height of the secondary metal-mesh fence, which ends near where the prototypes are being built.

Their height, officials said, is intended to make a statement to criminals and would-be unauthorized crossers: Stay away.

“The 30 feet is very impressive,” said Mario Villareal, the division chief for the San Diego Sector Border Patrol. “What we’re trying to accomplish is by putting tactical infrastructure on the border, by having all-weather roads, by putting Border Patrol agents on the immediate border is the deterrence.”

Whether the border-wall prototypes keep people away, will be closely scrutinized in the coming weeks. After they are done, CBP will move to the “test and evaluation” of each of the eight structures.

On the subject of illegal aliens potentials climbing the wall, CBP revealed it would be testing all prototypes and combine the best qualities of each to form a ‘super-wall.’

“That is something that not only CBP will be looking at, but our engineers, is what is the best utility along the Southwest border?”, said Mario Villareal, the division chief for the San Diego Sector Border Patrol.

AZ Central published photos of the construction site.

Credit: David Wallace/The Republic

Credit: David Wallace/The Republic

Credit: David Wallace/The Republic

On October 4th, the House Homeland Security Committee passed legislation to approve billions of dollars in funding for the wall.

Washington Examiner reports:

The House Homeland Security Committee passed legislation Wednesday that would provide $10 billion toward President Trump’s wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, a step toward possible consideration on the House floor.

The committee passed Wednesday afternoon in a party-line vote, after dismissing all Democratic amendments.

The House Homeland Security Committee passed legislation Wednesday that would provide $10 billion toward President Trump’s wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, a step toward possible consideration on the House floor.

Recently, the Department of Homeland Security announced it has issued a waiver “to waive certain laws, regulations and other legal requirements to ensure the expeditious construction near Calexico, California” reports KVOA.

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