All of President Donald Trump’s border wall prototypes have passed rigorous inspection and are “virtually impassable,” allowing the White House to move ahead with construction as Congress sets its sights on passing comprehensive immigration reform including border security.
According to Fox News, all eight prototypes were erected and tested on the outskirts of San Diego, California, with each design withstanding onslaughts from torches, jackhammers, concrete saws, and were “impossible to climb thanks to anti-climbing and anti-perching features.”
“I can’t talk about it,” said one DHS official. “But the walls were so high we had to suspend testing. It was unsafe. Out of dozens and attempts, one guy made it to the top but he couldn’t get down. We had to bring him down with cherry picker.”
“We proved walls work,” said a senior border agent. “But that doesn’t mean we need a 30-foot wall from sea to shining sea. The wall system the president is talking about includes a physical wall, but also a fiber optic sensor cable, radars, roads, lights.”
The prototype’s passing grade means construction can begin as soon as Congressional lawmakers strike a deal on immigration reform. The President recently unveiled his official proposal, providing a pathway to citizenship for nearly 2 million ‘Dreamers’ in exchange for billions in border wall funding.
IMMIGRATION SHOWDOWN: White House Unveils Official BORDER WALL, DACA Plan
The White House officially unveiled the framework of its highly-anticipated immigration reform plan this week, offering a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million ‘Dreamers’ in exchange for $25 billion in funding for the President’s signature campaign promise: The border wall.
According to Reuters, President Trump plans to promote the overhaul next week, touting the benefits of a physical barrier along the US-Mexico border, ending “chain migration” and the visa lottery, as well as finding a permanent solution to DACA.
During an impromptu press conference Wednesday night, Trump sent a re-assuring message to those who were brought to the United States illegally as young children, commonly known as ‘Dreamers,’ saying they “should not be concerned.”
“Tell them not to be concerned, ok? Tell them not to worry. We’re going to solve the problem. It’s up to the Democrats, but they should not be concerned,” said the President.
GOP Senator Lindsey Graham threw his full support behind the President’s immigration overhaul, adding he was hopeful that Republican and Democrats could come together behind the proposal.
“President Trump’s support for a pathway to citizenship will help us get strong border security measures as we work to modernize a broken immigration system,” said Graham. “With this strong statement by President Trump, I have never felt better about our chances of finding a solution on immigration.”
NO DEAL: Trump Says NO ‘Dreamer’ Deal without BORDER WALL
President Donald Trump doubled-down on his demand for a border will with liberal lawmakers this week, saying Democrats must “fully understand” that there will be no deal on DACA without a “desperately needed” physical barrier along the US border with Mexico.
The President drew his line in the sand on social media Friday, informing legislators that there would be no agreement on Barack Obama’s recently repealed DACA program without funding for a border wall and an end to “chain migration” into the United States.
“The Democrats have been told, and fully understand, that there can be no DACA without the desperately needed WALL at the Southern Border and an END to the horrible Chain Migration & ridiculous Lottery System of Immigration etc. We must protect our Country at all cost!” Trump tweeted.
The Democrats have been told, and fully understand, that there can be no DACA without the desperately needed WALL at the Southern Border and an END to the horrible Chain Migration & ridiculous Lottery System of Immigration etc. We must protect our Country at all cost!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2017
DACA, also know as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was officially terminated earlier this year.
The program protects over 800,000 young people, or ‘Dreamers,’ from deportation. The President announced he was ending the program last September, but urged Congress to address the issue in the near future.