President Trump also announced that the border protections are working better than anyone could have expected.
The U.S. is on pace to secure an additional 400-450 miles of its Southern Border with Mexico by the end of 2020, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said Wednesday during a press conference with President Donald Trump.
CNS news reported on Wolf’s comments, during which he told viewers that “very few people are coming into country right now. And as we complete, again, the wall, in addition to the 27,000 (Mexican) soldiers, it’s a very — it’s a very tough place to come into.”
Trump added that the “wall is up to about 160 miles already, and any areas where we have that wall–it’s for the most part, contiguous, we have fill-ins, but we’re up to 161 miles exactly.” He said, “any place where you have that wall, other than walking around it on the edges, it’s stopping everybody cold.”
This press conference was separate from Trump’s daily coronavirus press briefings and received less media attention. Trump as this press conference also announced an “enhanced counter-narcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere to protect the American people from the deadly scourge of illegal narcotics.”