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March 23, 2017

$150 million to spot people who get past the "impassable" wall

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Glenn Spencer -- March 23
Mr. President, Please explain --- or fire the people who did it
    Today American Border Patrol confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security is completing the construction of eight border camera towers in and near the Coronado National Monument and Forest at a cost of $148 million. We first reported on these towers on February 17.
    We had hoped our report would get DHS to stop the project. We understand they did --- for a few days.
    As we reported, the building permit for these towers was issue by the Park Service three weeks after Donald Trump, who had campaigned on building a wall on the border, was elected president.
    Construction was begun about one week after President Trump issued his executive order in which he defines a wall:
 (e) "Wall" shall mean a contiguous, physical wall or other similarly secure, contiguous, and impassable physical barrier.
    Our question is: Why would DHS begin construction of camera towers to look for illegal aliens if President Trump's border wall would be impassible?
    Please, Mr. President, explain why this is a good idea - or fire the people who did it.
PS --- ABP's Operation BEEF 2 will see if these towers could see people who got past the impassable wall --- because we doubt it.