First Panels Built on Trump’s Wall

April 12, 2018 10:53 am Last Updated: April 12, 2018 10:53 am

The first panels of the Santa Teresa Border Wall Replacement Project have been installed west of the Santa Teresa Port of Entry, near El Paso, on the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. authorities said.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that the project was instigated by presidential executive order and was expected to cost about $73.3 million.

The planned 390-day project involves replacing a 20-mile stretch of existing vehicle barriers with 18-to-30-foot high bollard-style walls, authorities said.

This footage shows the first panels being put into place.

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