Past Features

February 26, 2017

Trump team starting to
pick spots for 'wall'

Maybe Operation BEEF can help

Not much has changed in seven years.
Arizona Republic -- February 25
Work on Trump's border wall to begin near Tucson, 2 other locations
    Work on the wall President Donald Trump has promised to erect along the nation's 2,000-mile southwestern border will begin near Tucson, as well as El Paso, Texas, and El Centro, Calif., according to the Department of Homeland Security.
    Customs and Border Protection has identified areas where the existing "fence or old brittle landing-mat fencing are no longer effective," the federal agency said.
    The document provided no further detail on the locations where work would begin on the structure that was a signature Trump campaign promise and is central to the president's hard-line stance on illegal immigration.

American Border Patrol -- February 26
Detailed border aerial survey photos available to Trump team
   A detailed aerial survey of the border fence on the southwest border is available for use free of charge by the Trump administration, according to Glenn Spencer, head of American Border Patrol, the organization that did the survey. Some of the photographs from the survey can be seen in an online map system called Operation BEEF.
    "In addition to the photos used in the online map, we have hundreds of very high resolution photos of the entire border fence as it was in 2009," Spencer said. According to Spencer, these photos can be compared to current Google Earth images to see if they are current.
    Here is just one sample of hundreds of available high resolution photos.