U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has unveiled a portion of new southern border wall, stating that it has finished a total of at least 60 miles of fresh border wall.

The new section of wall near San Luis, Arizona, consists of an 18-foot steel bollard barrier. CBP said that it plans to build at least 450 miles of new border wall by the end of 2020, and has projects underway in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

Construction crews continue work on the new border wall system along the SW border near San Luis, AZ. In partnership with USACEHQ, CBP has constructed over 60 miles of new border wall system along the SW border since 2017 and expects to complete 450 miles by the end of 2020.”

The agency indicated that a new triple-layered enforcement zone is more effective at deterring illegal entry than the former single 10-foot barrier.

“Numerous wall construction projects are underway across the Southwest border, including projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas,” CBP tweeted.

Last week, officials said the newly installed primary border barrier thwarted males’ efforts to enter the United States and gave officers time take them into custody.

“Unable to scale the new primary border barrier and flee back to Mexico, two men who entered the U.S. illegally near San Diego were arrested by Border Patrol,” the CBP San Diego tweeted on Aug. 19. “Barriers give agents the time they need to respond and contain illicit activity at the immediate border.”

Some sections of the new wall have three barriers to create a triple enforcement zone. (CBP)

CBP on Aug. 9 completed construction on approximately 14 miles of new border wall system in U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) San Diego Sector in California. This project, funded with CBP’s Fiscal Year 2017 appropriation, included the construction of 18-foot steel bollards, improved road conditions, and additional technology in place of dilapidated and outdated pedestrian barrier.

“The construction of the new border wall system supports USBP’s ability to impede and deny illegal border crossings and the drug and human smuggling activities of transnational criminal organizations while increasing safety by allowing agents to observe activity just immediately south of the border wall,” said acting San Diego Sector Chief Kathleen Scudder.

Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration could begin using military funds to build a wall on the northern border, providing a significant legal win to the president.

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