The BL News—Walls Work: El Centro Sector
The U.S. Border Patrol has been constructing border barriers for nearly 30 years and these barriers have proved to be a critical component in gaining operational control of the border. Illegal drug and human smuggling activity have decreased in those areas where barriers have been deployed. To enhance border security, the Border Patrol is making significant investments to build a new wall and replacing existing, inferior barriers. The first project completed was in in the Border Patrol's El Centro Sector in California along a two mile stretch of border immediately west of the Calexico Port of Entry.