A fence has been erected on the US-Mexico border fence near Yuma, Arizona.
Source: News.org.au article A barrier has been built along the US/Mexico border in Yuma Arizona, where construction has begun on the first phase of a fence that will cover about a quarter of the border.
The barrier will be at least 5 metres high and will stretch for at least 15 kilometres from the Mexican town of San Ysidro in Arizona to the border town of Yuma.
About 1,000 police officers will be deployed in the border area, as well as about 1,500 Border Patrol agents.
It is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
It will include fencing, electronic detection systems, cameras, barbed wire, and sensors to monitor the movements of people and vehicles.
The first phase will be completed in 2018.
“We’re building the first of these in a very efficient way that doesn’t take any time at all,” Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Dan Hovland said.
“I would say the total cost is about $500 million.
We have more than 1,200 people on the ground, including border patrol officers, in Y.U. “The idea is to have a fence and not a wall,” he said.
The Border Patrol said it will work with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and local police to coordinate the construction and maintenance of the fence.
Mr Hovleston said there were about 1.5 million people in the US illegally at the end “the year”.
He said the first stage of the project would involve the construction of an electronic detection system.
He said it would be used to detect illegal crossings and people entering the US without proper documents. “
It will have a lot of fencing that has been around the border for decades,” Mr Vain said.
He said it would be used to detect illegal crossings and people entering the US without proper documents.
The project was first reported by ABC Radio Canberra.
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