The entire world has been thrown into chaos and uncertainty because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But don’t think that this going to slow down President Trump’s wall along the US-Mexico border one bit.

In mid-March, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that they would construct over 150 miles of the wall in Arizona, California, and New Mexico. This is in addition to work on the wall that is continuing at more than 15 other sites.

“Wall construction has not been affected [by the coronavirus],” a CBP spokesman said in a report that was published by The Guardian.

President Trump declared a national emergency in February 2019 after encountering resistance from House Democrats over his planned wall, which was his chief campaign promise in 2016. This allowed the administration to divert funds from the US Department of Defense to fund the project, which has been deemed essential for the protection of American workers and of its ordinary citizens from crime committed by illegal immigrants.

The funds, totaling approximately $18.5 billion, are being used to build 450 to 500 miles of the wall by the end of this year. The project is being overseen by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Construction workers involved in the project are staying at local hotels and motels, working together in teams and car-pooling on the way to work and back each day. Some of them are being paid higher salaries than usual so that they can work nights to ensure that the project is completed on time.

Border protection has now become more important than ever because of the coronavirus outbreak, with illegal immigrants feared to be bringing the virus with them when they cross into the US. In response, the border has been closed to all but essential traffic, and illegals who are caught trying to enter the US are being returned immediately to Mexico rather than being detained. This is to minimize the risk to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, as well as to the immigrants themselves, who would be forced to spend long periods of time in closed quarters together.

It is to be hoped that this level of concern with completing the wall will be maintained even after the coronavirus crisis has passed. American lives are at stake, being threatened both by the coronavirus as well as by illegal immigrants.

9 thoughts on “Coronavirus can’t stop the wall on the Mexican border”
  1. Why risk virus exposure to USBP personnel?
    Lay a few .308, .338 lapua, 6.5 creedmoor and .50 rounds at the feet of illegals as they try to cross. Let them know the next volley will not be a warning!

  2. WONDERFUL KEEP THE WALLMOVING, WE NEED MORE THEN EVER TO KEEP THE ILLEGALS OUT OF OUR COUNTRY. I KNOW THE DEMOCRATS WANT THEN IN SO THEY CAN CHEAT ON THE VOTING. THAT WOULD BE THE ONLY REASON THEY WOULD WANT THEM IN. DEMOCRATS CAN’T WIN BY BEING HONEST NO THEY ALWAYS HAVE TO FIND A WAY OF CHEATING BECAUSE EVERYONE KNOWS THAT IS ALL THEY KNOW HOW TO DO IS CHEAT.

  3. This is what should have been done in the last 50 years. No Welfare and no babies should be citizens.
    Refugees shouldn’t be picked by UN. Refugees should have vetted and quarantine.
    Did the Chinese people that came here in February have the virus? Did China send them to spread the virus?
    God Bless our Country
    What a mess! God’s in control
    Teaching us a lesson.
    No foreign countries should have control of our prescription drug and food. Medical supplies.
    To many vehicles and parts made in China.
    We shouldn’t have any Military equipment made in any foreign country.
    Trump 2020

  4. I’m so proud of our president and the workers. For keep up the good work !!! Democrats sure were no help and they fought so hard to stop the work. Praying for you to get the wall finished !!!!

  5. That’s real smart Let’s use needed money for a useful worthless wall and that money away from the Coronavirus pandemic

  6. The wall can help stop the virus by not allowing people come across illegally that could be bringing it with them. Agree can’t fix stupid….

  7. The wall can help stop the virus by not allowing people come across illegally that could be bringing it with them. Agree can’t fix stupid.

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