Important Facts You Need to Know About Existing Walls and Fences Along Our Border

 Stretches of secondary fencing are topped with spirals of concertina wire along the U.S.-Mexico border between the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry, in San Diego on Aug. 16, 2017. Border Patrol agents use the frontage road between this and primary fencing to patrol for immigrants attempting to enter the U.S. illegally.  (Brandon Quester/inewsource)

Stretches of secondary fencing are topped with spirals of concertina wire along the U.S.-Mexico border between the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry, in San Diego on Aug. 16, 2017. Border Patrol agents use the frontage road between this and primary fencing to patrol for immigrants attempting to enter the U.S. illegally. (Brandon Quester/inewsource)

From independent nonprofit news source, inewsource.org and written by Brandon Quester:

"KPBS and inewsource partnered last year to do an in-depth look at the U.S.-Mexico border wall that already exists from California to Texas. We wanted to provide context for President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to build out and fortify the fencing that separates the two nations.

Since Trump will be in San Diego Tuesday to look at the wall prototypes his administration paid contractors $20 million to build in Otay Mesa, we wanted to share what we uncovered about the current wall.

Using previously undisclosed data from the federal government, we were able to build a map that shows every piece of fencing along the border and when it was constructed. We layered that data with illegal immigration patterns over several decades and enforcement initiatives under previous presidents."  Continue reading