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.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol video by Robert Frongello - March 2019 CBP Office of Public Affairs - Visual Communications Division Edit by USA Patriotism!