Past Features

March 28, 2017

The Age of Reason?

Section of old fence in California -- Operation B.E.E.F.
The Hill -- March 27
Trump wants $1B for 62 miles of border wall: report
    President Trump's administration wants $1 billion to fund 62 miles of his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a new report.
    The White House's $999 million budget request would provide for 48 miles of new wall and would update existing fencing along another 14 miles, CNN said Monday.
    CNN said it obtained documents concerning the budget request from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
    The money would fund 14 miles of new border wall in San Diego, CNN said, plus 28 miles of new levee wall barriers and six miles of new border wall in the Rio Grande Valley region.
    The funds would also create 14 miles of replacement fencing in San Diego, CNN said, noting a source familiar with the administration’s plans believes its construction likely includes concrete elements.
    CNN said the administration requested $1 billion in its 2017 funding supplemental and another $2.8 billion for border infrastructure and technology next year. The border wall was a key campaign promise of Trump.

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol -- March 28
A Rational Approach
  As I said on March 13:
    American Border Patrol's Operation BEEF shows plenty of places along the entire border where there are gaping holes in the pitiful fencing that does exist.
   According to, it sounds as if the New DHS is doing just this. The levee fencing mentioned in The Hill report might include installing twelve gates that were left off.
    I am encouraged by the rational approach the Trump Administration seems to be taking.