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>> New Mexico is broken ground on the newest part of President Donald Trump's wall.>> This is the beginning in this sector of the President's border wall.>> The upgrades are part of new tougher standards set by the Department of Homeland Security. Border patrol official say, this section runs along what they call one of the borders biggest trouble spots.
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>> This part of Santa Teresa Station of operations is our busiest area for illegal alien apprehensions and it has been for several years. It's also prime corridor for the smuggling of narcotics. The wall that we're gonna put in here is gonna serve as an effective barrier to both.
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>> Officials said that the old type of fencing was easier to get through and climb over. A 20 miles section of basic fencing known as a vehicle barrier, is now due to be replaced by what's known as a bollard fence up to 30 feet high. However, people on the Mexican side of the wall told Reuters, it was still possible to get through barriers despite the upgrades.
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>> It's a bit more complicated now crossing, but people still cross. Jumping over is a bit more complicated, it wasn't before, you could jump over right away.>> The plan for a new southern border wall was one of President Donald Trump's major campaign promises in his 2016 run for the White House.
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Construction of this section is set to run for around 400 days. And the US Border Patrol says it will cause nearly $75 million.