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DHS: New Border Wall Stops ‘Violent Mob of 1,000 People’ - ‘No Breaches’

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | December 12, 2018 | 3:37 PM EST

Steel Bollard Border Wall (Source: DHS)

“Walls Work,” the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) declared Wednesday, highlighting how new wall in California successfully thwarted “a violent mob of 1,000 people” on Sunday – without a single breach:

“On Sunday when a violent mob of 1,000 people stormed our Southern border, we found the newly constructed portions of the wall to be very effective.”

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“All of the individuals were either apprehended or retreated into Mexico. That evening, the fence was repaired. There were no breaches along the newly constructed border wall areas.”

But, in places where wall had not yet been constructed, the outdated fencing was breached by the violent mob, which assaulted border agents, DHS reports:

“In the area of the breach, a group of people tore a hole in the old landing mat fence constructed decades ago and pushed across the border. U.S. Border Patrol agents who responded to the area ultimately dispersed the crowd, which had become assaultive, and apprehended several individuals.”

DHS says the effectiveness of the wall on Sunday is proof Congress should give President Donald Trump the $5 billion he’s seeking to fund more border wall construction:

“In San Diego we saw on Sunday that dilapidated, decades old barriers are not sufficient for today’s threat and need to be removed so new – up to 30 foot wall sections can be completed.”

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“When combined with the funds provided in FY 2017 and FY 2018, if funded at $5B in FY 2019 DHS expects to construct more than 330 miles of border wall in the U.S. Border Patrol’s highest priority locations across the Southwest border.”

DHS says that, under Pres. Trump’s leadership, it is committed to replacing even more outdated, ineffective fencing with 30-foot high, steel bollard border wall:

“DHS is committed to building wall and building wall quickly. We are not replacing short, outdated and ineffective wall with similar wall. Instead, under this President we are building a wall that is 30-feet high.”

The DHS release provides “Before” and “After” photos of a section of the border where the wall has replaced fencing.

Source: U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS)

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