US Border Patrol chief has update on border wall progress

US Border Patrol chief has update on border wall progress


GRIFF: 20 MINUTES AFTER THE HOUR HERE. PUTTING FINAL TOUCHES ON THE WALL IN SAN DIEGO ON FRIDAY. MEASURING 18 FEET HIGH AND 14 MILES LONG. HERE TO REACT IS CARLA PROVOST. CHIEF, GOOD MORNING TO YOU. IT ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE COMPLETING MUCH NEEDED REPAIR OUT THERE IN SAN DIEGO AREA. TELL ME WHAT’S GOING ON.>>THEY DEFINITELY ARE, GRIFF. I WILL TELL YOU THIS IS A BIG FOR US TO COMPLETE THAT PROJECT. THAT LEADS TO A TOTAL OF 57 MILES THAT WE HAVE PUT IN. WE HAVE ANOTHER 47 MILES UNDER CONTRACT. BY THE END OF 2020 WE ARE EXPECTING TO HAVE OVER 330 MILES OF NEW BORDER WALL CAPABILITY IN PLACE FOR MY MEN AND WOMEN. GRIFF: CHIEF, IT’S MUCH TALKED ABOUT, TO REITERATE FOR VIEWERS, WHY DOES THIS MATTER TO YOU? WHAT DOES THIS DELIVER TO YOU IN TERMS OF NEEDED RESOURCES?>>WELL, NUMEROUS THINGS, IMPEDENCE AND DENIAL, OF COURSE, IS SOMETHING THAT WE NEED. MORE IMPORTANTLY, THIS NEW INFRASTRUCTURE MAKES IT SAFER FOR MY MEN AND WOMEN TO DO THEIR JOB, THEY HAVE BEEN ASSAULTED OVER 600 TIMES THIS YEAR, WHICH IS JUST UNACCEPTABLE. THEY CAN SEE THROUGH THIS. IT HAS ANTI-DIG FEATURE TO IT. ANTI-CLIMB FEATURES, IT MAKES IT REALLY, REALLY DIFFICULT FOR THE BAD ACTORS THOUGH ARE COMING ACROSS THE BORDER AND THERE ARE STILL MANY, MANY BAD ACTORS STILL TRYING TO COME ACROSS OUR BORDER. GRIFF: INDEED. AT THE END OF LAFERS WEEK SOME OF YOUR AGENTS WERE FIRED UPON FROM THE MEXICAN SIDE FROM THE RIVER BANK. I WANTED TO TALK TO YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOMETHING THAT IS COMING. SOMETHING THAT I THOUGHT AS A REPORTER WHO HAS COVERED A LOT OF PROTESTS FOR THIS CHANNEL, WHETHER IT BE OPPOSING THE IRAQ WAR OR ANTIFA AND THE LIKE, BUT NOW THERE IS A CALL FOR A BORDER RESISTANCE IN EL PASO. GROUND ZERO FOR ALL OF THIS. I WANT TO SHOW YOU THIS POSTER WE ARE SEEING. IT IS CALLED CONVERGENCE ON THE BORDER RESISTANCE CONVERGENCE. STARTING AT THE BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER. YOU SEE THERE ABOLISH ICE. SHUT IT DOWN. ARE YOU CONCERNED, CHIEF, THAT THIS IS NOT GOING TO HELP THIS SITUATION?>>WELL, CERTAINLY DOESN’T HELP THE SITUATION WHEN WE ARE VILIFYING THE AGENTS AND THE OFFICERS. MY MEN AND WOMEN, THE MEN AND WOMEN OF ICE ARE DOING THE JOB THAT THEY ARE SWORN TO DO AND TO PROTECT THIS COUNTRY. AND I HATE TO SEE WHEN THE PROTESTS ARE IMPACTING MY MEN AND WOMEN BECAUSE THEY ARE DOING ANNUAL AMAZES JOB ON THE BORDER. GRIFF: CHIEF, FOR THE BETTER PART OF A YEAR THAT I HAVE COVERED BORDER ISSUES, I HAVE SEEN YOUR MEN AND WOMEN COURAGEOUSLY SHOW UP FOR WORK AND GO THROUGH UNBELIEVABLE HARDSHIPS. WHAT IS THE MORALE IN THE BORDER PATROL TODAY? HOW ARE YOU HANDLING THIS AND PARTICULARLY WHEN YOU SEE YET AGAIN, IN SEPTEMBER THEY SEE YET AGAIN, IN SEPTEMBER THEA SEE YET AGAIN, IN SEPTEMBER THEE GOING TO BE RID CIEWLTD PERSONALLY FOR THE JOB THEY HAVE SWORN TO UPHOLD IN DELIVERING LAW ENFORCEMENT.>>IT CERTAIN SLAY CONCERN. WHENEVER I’M OUT IN THE FIELD TALKING WITH THE AGENTS, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I ALWAYS DISCUSS WITH THEM IS THEIR MORALE AND KEEPING THEIR SPIRITS UP. I ALWAYS REMIND THEM HOW PROUD I AM OF THEM AND WHAT THEY’RE DOING. AND MANY AMERICANS ARE UNDERSTAND THE JOB THEY ARE DOING, THE IMPORTANCE OF THE JOB AND SUPPORT THEM. I WILL TELL YOU THEY ARE A RESILIENT GROUP. IT’S IMPRESSIVE TO SEE WHEN YOU CONSIDER ALL OF THE CHALLENGES THAT THEY ARE UP AGAINST. GRIFF: CHIEF, QUICKLY, SOME NEWS YESTERDAY, GUATEMALA ELECTED A NEW PRESIDENT WHO HAS INDICATED HE MAY WANT TO CHANGE THE IMMIGRATION DEAL THAT THE FORMER PRESIDENT MADE IN TERMS OF A SAFER COUNTRY STATUS YOUR THOUGHTS? ARE YOU CONCERNED THIS NEW ADMINISTRATION MAY SET YOU BACK IN TERMS OF PROGRESS?>>IT CERTAINLY IS A CONCERN. WE NEED BOTH MEXICO AND GUATEMALA TO CONTINUE DOING WHAT THEY’RE DOING. THAT BEING SAID, IT’S STILL JUST A BAND-AID TO THE SITUATION. WE NEED CONGRESS TO DO SOMETHING IF WE ARE REALLY GOING TO TO DEAL WITH THE IMMIGRATION PROBLEM. GRIFF: CHIEF CARLA PROVOST, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME TODAY.

100 thoughts on “US Border Patrol chief has update on border wall progress

  1. They should put some kind of electrical shock to it. So when they try to climb it or try to dig under it they get shocked good. Do all they can to stop this craziness.

  2. Hear that Congress? Do your job and protect our country! You know the problem is A REAL ONE! Do you remember your Oath of Office? If you don't maybe you shouldn't be in office! Just a thought. Get it done Congress!

  3. Gee, I am glad that GERMANY DIDN'T THINK OF THIS WAY TO GET INTO OUR COUNTRY!  How many people from other Countries that want FREEBIES from us do we have to let inter our Country.  Soon we will be over run or Bankrupt with all the FREEBIES we have to give them!  But what about OUR OWN VET'S and HOMELESS, they get NOTHING!

  4. We dont care wat yall do lol bild the wall 1000 feet there is always a way around it or I'll just go tru the border I forgot I was born USA lol on my way take your jobs

  5. Far as I'm concerned the police needs to start doing their job and protect everyone because as far as I'm concerned the Border agents have guns and if they are threatened by our people they should be shot.

  6. I support ICE. ICE is not the FBI… which is corrupt from the top on down to lowest level. Yet these people who hate ICE say nothing about the corrupt FBI. Why?

  7. The US pays Israel $10million every day to maintain its wall, but the Jewish media tells the US people that they are evil for also wanting a wall.

  8. The wall will never happen!
    By the time it actually starts democrats will be elected and Trump will no longer be in power!.

  9. Build that beautiful wall. Change the asylum laws. Make it a 1 year jail term for ILLEGAL ALIENS who cross the border the first time, 5 years the second time, 15 years the third time. Bullet in the head the fourth time.

  10. I live in Baja my wife and son cross the border everyday for school and work. We agree wall is a must, but this wall is not effective we have seen so many climb the new wall in 15 seconds and have call the border patrol to report and the person that answers don’t really care.

  11. Oh…look at that. FINALLY!!! Let's throw a party!!! This is where the US begins. Over there…there! That's the start of Mexico. No more confusion. See this kids! This is how you mark without question, a border. No more discrimination. Now! This is how it goes on this side of the border. I don't know, or care what goes on over there. Simple, even a baby knows what a wall is for. dut ta duh

  12. Invade Mexico
    I'll keep saying this,
    In order to Stop the Cartels we need to invade Mexico and Wipe them off the face of the planet,
    Period !!!

  13. God bless all the ICE and LE agents that protect North America. Americans and Canadians stand with you and want a secure border.

  14. Where are Republican party members that are deficit hawkes with good values ? The trump party doesn't go on in 2020. One term donald

  15. This is what I think of Japanese people. President Trump was chosen by God. The reason is to rebuild the United States and protect the earth. The US Democratic Party is a Chinese defender,
    Make the American people unhappy. Border walls protect Americans from criminals and drugs. Don't be fooled by left wing mass media.

  16. Can everyone plz look at what is happening in hongkong I'm here in America to spread a message ppl over HK don't have the 2ed amendment and thay are being denied freedom and are calling on Americans I ask that everyone who sees this spread the message we American people need to turn our attention to Hongkong thay sing our national anthem and wave our flag's we or my ppl must have forgotten that we are a simble of freedom and liberty SPREAD THE WORD TO ALL AMERICANS!🇺🇸👋

  17. Great job to all….. protect our citizens and those trying to cross illegally. We need 1000 miles of wall and more patrols. Trump 2020. Dum Dems pack your bags and move to who cares just leave.

  18. Thank you men and women at the border and construction workers! Thanks for helping to protect our border! 🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧

  19. I would like to know how many people that protest the wall actually own land and if they do wouldn't mind someone else setting up shop on it.

  20. North Korea border security is good sample. I belive mass Immigration in USA will never be solved. Here in Baltic countries we never have to worry about because nobody is coming.

  21. Daily reminder Israel has its own wall and injected Ethiopian women with birth control without consent
    Daily reminder Israel's MP a speech about how they should deport and I quote "those people who come from the black lands" before they're replaced

  22. Listen up people, those that come into the country illegally do not, with some exceptions, have the same loyalty to the country as those that respect our laws and enter lawfully. Because illegal immigrants are being pandered to by the Progressive Left, they will not have the same loyalties as legal immigrants. The left's mantra is about identity politics, income redistribution and socialism. This makes for people including our own citizens who buy into their message not be loyal to their country since they believe that this is a bad country that discriminates against everyone especially other races. This is the lie that they believe which creates a mentality of entitlement and a mentality of division. No one is doing this to them, but they believe it nevertheless.

    Just think about this; yes, we had illegal immigration for years, but it never has gotten to the point as it has today and the identity politics that goes with it.

  23. God bless our border patrol we should honor them as a sub branch of military. Their the front line protectors of our country USA 🇺🇸

  24. space force watch this now,,,,,, i want all around the world to watch this now,,,,,, okay and there we go,,,, now,,,,,,now do something now,,,,,, go for it,,,,, now,,,,,, go ahead now

  25. Many thanks to the border patrol, to ICE and to POTUS for the work to secure our border. If we had a Congress with a backbone this wall would have been completed by now

  26. A private group of citizens built an entire wall in one week in New Mexico and the government can't build any throughout a single term?

  27. It's interesting to see all the pro-Trump comment on this page. The wall in the video was sanctioned under President Obama. The trump administration has not built a single mile of new wall. However, Trumps businesses have hired many illegal immigrants over the years

  28. Hell Yeah ! Look at the wall compared to the height of the workers, it looks a little more than 18' high and that's AWESOME !!!

  29. MORON PROTESTER BASEMENT DWELLERS, …protest, then when somebody hurts their feelings ,they are the first to call cops…SAD.

  30. As the border wall grows, smuggling tunnels proliferate.
    The Trump administration is ignoring a big question: How do you secure a border below ground?
    A Border wall is a waste of U.S tax payers money.💰
    This will not stop immigrants from coming into the country. What a joke this is l🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😜😜😝😂🤣😂🤣😂😜😝😂🤣🤣🤣🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂😅😅😅😅🤣😂🤣😂😂🤣😂😂😜😛🤣😂😅😂😂😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😁🤣🤣🤣😜😝😛🤣☺️😂😂😅😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂🤣😂😂😛😝😜😂😅🤣😂😂😂😅😅😂😜😝😛🤣😂🤣😂😅😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😅😅😂😂😅😂😅😂😅😜😝😛😅😂🤣😂😅🤣😂😅😂🤣😂😅😂🤣😂😛😝😜😝😛🤣😂🤣😅😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😜😝🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  31. Umm, did you see the size of that panel compared to the construction worker at the bottom? That’s way more than 18 feet

  32. We needed this wall 25 years ago. At any rate, its good to see this is happening. We just don't need criminals jumping back and forth acrost the border distributing drugs and weapons.

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