On Oct 26 2006 Congress passed The Secure Fence Act 120 STAT. 2638 PUBLIC LAW 109–367 with 283 votes in the House & 80 in the Senate, including unanimous Democratic support. This included $20 billion in funding for multi layer fencing along about 600 miles of the US-Mexico border
This wasn't a solid 600 miles of continuous fencing along the border, this was bits and pieces, mostly erected with surplus Marston Mats used by the Military to laydown in areas that the ground isn't solid enough to handle landing gear, the military has mountains of it.
in 2007 Congress made clear it didn't really mean what it said. The new law was amended to make fence building optional. so you ended up with very little fencing and $20 billion pretty much unaccounted for, dispersed to heavens knows where. No one was held accountable for the $$
In 2013, Congress got back into the fence game. The Gang of 8 Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill included the "Southern Border Fencing Strategy." It called for continuous 700 miles of at least single-layer pedestrian fencing along the US/Mex border. Cost $46,300,000,000
Democrats were fully on board for a border barrier. The Gang of 8 bill passed in the Senate with 68 votes including unanimous Democratic support. The Nays were against the bill until the 2006 money could be accounted for.
Bill passed & they reportedly spent $8 billion replacing the San Diego Marston Mat fence with the taller fencing in place today. They pulled up the Marston Mats with a crane and built the new fence you see today, most of the time with a Mexican perched on top of it.
You see them scaling it in San Diego like it's nothing is what $46 billion delivered. According to the Border Patrol there are now 354 mi of single fence along the border. There are 37 mi of double-deep fence & 14 mi of 3-deep fencing for a total of 405 mi of pedestrian fencing
East of San Diego they went right back to Marston Mat fencing, using surplus from the military. So where did the $46.3 billion really go? or how about the $20 billion before that? Where is the audit for that?
The dems keep claiming @realDonaldTrump hasn't spent the $1.36 billion he got a few months ago. Well that's a lie but what else is new. The POTUS is replacing what was hurricane type fence with a more improved fencing and this was over a year ago.
Mick Mulvaney, director of Office of Management and Budget, shows the reinforced steel walls that are replacing current cyclone fencing along the Southern border, adding that the photos represent the wall that the Department of Homeland Security wants.
And we are now stuck in this political kabuki theater with the left just because their base hates @realDonaldTrump and they know if they give in their majority in the House will be short lived and they have no chance at the presidency in 2020
I put a red star out next to the Senators that voted Yay in 2013 for $46.3 billion Southern Border Fence act. I put a red arrow next to those speaking out against the wall on a daily basis. What changed? The fact that the Man in the Oval will actually build the wall as planned
Should clarify the red star represents senators that voted yay that are still in office today
And it's still going up
How the left still follows this shill @chuckschumer like sheep is mind boggling. Here's a quick split screen on how quickly he flip flops on a single subject like it's nothing and video doesn't exist. Typical politician talking out of both sides of their mouth.
He can't even read what his staff and others tell him he is to stand for. This is such a joke. Talk about not be a leader. This is probably one of the worse examples of leadership in history. Whatever the lobbyist want is what they stand for not America. Now they are clueless.
It's like @realDonaldTrump stole @chuckschumer talking points from the past and used them to campaign with and win the 2016 election. Yet the sheep from the left follow this idiot to their political graves.
The US is up against the integrated policies of Central American countries like Panama & Costa Rica that are using a controlled flow policy to move these Immigrants north to get them out of their countries & help them get to the US, yet we are sending financial aide? #shutdown
This is the idiot @chuckschumer who claims @realDonaldTrump bows to the dictator Putin. Here is Chuckie literally bowing to Putin on video. Schumer is a spineless POS.
DOn't let this lying snake @chuckschumer tell you @realDonaldTrump is doing nothing at the border and hasn't spent prior money earmarked for border security because they are building the wall, fence, whatever you want to call it, it is getting done
@CBS actually talking about real news
Don't let blowhards spew doubt that @realDonaldTrump isn't doing what he said he's do. Opportunistic revenue seekers will say anything for a buck, don't buy their books, and click on their bullshit sites.

Here is actual drone footage from two months ago of wall going up
Limited twitter video allowed, more drone footage continued
@realDonaldTrump explained it perfectly this morning in his cabinet meeting, about @SenSchumer popping off about he hasn't spent the last money. POTUS said, just like in business, they don't get paid until they finish, unlike in the past, we don't pay up front.
Until the finished product passes muster they don't get paid. That the way it's done in business. That is why the $1.46 million still sets in the trust, waiting to be paid out. And I've provided drone footage of the actual progress taking place currently.
The flip flop continues with @chuckschumer when cornered by a CBS reporter yesterday he says "A fence works ask the experts, a concrete wall is expensive and doesn't"

Now just yesterday & many times before he said the opposite, but since the ICE/CBP press briefing what changed
Hey @chuckschumer while you look down over your reading glasses at the world, look at this, what part of this looks like a concrete wall? You disingenuous schmuck quit lying, no one has ever said a concrete wall, this is what is going up now, today. Fund @realDonaldTrump wall.
.@chuckschumer you think you know what the people want, you have no clue. These AZ Americans are paying out of their own pockets to secure their border, even taking out home equity loans to do it. You left wing elitist will never learn, we the people are in charge.
Oct. 26, 2006, GW Bush signed the Secure Fence Act. Obama oversaw the fence’s construction. All told, Homeland Security built 654 miles of fence just short of the 700 mile goal set by Congress at a cost of $2.4 billion. The Secure Fence Act was for $20 Billion, #MoneyHeist
Keep lying to the public Democrats, keep saying there is no new wall being built. Current construction is under way and the wall is going up.
This is a statute that authorizes the Secretary of Defense to assist civilian law enforcement with counterdrug activities may provide some authority for the construction of barriers along the border. 10 U.S.C. § 284 (Section 284)
It provides that the Sec of Defense “may provide support for the counter-drug activities or activities to counter transnational organized crime” of any law enforcement agency, including through the “construction of roads & fences and....
and installation of lighting to block drug smuggling corridors across international boundaries of the United States.” Normal use of Section 284 would not require a declaration of a national emergency under the NEA.
However, the Dept of Defense’s Section 284 authority to construct fences appears to extend only to “drug smuggling corridors,” a condition that may limit where Dept of Defense could deploy fencing.

law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10…
Interesting thing about this maneuver, it would basically be nearly impossible to challenge in the 9th circuit due to lack of jurisdiction. Anytime the left challenges @realDonaldTrump in court they shop the 9th Circuit for a friendly judge.
To challenge the Dept of Defense is going to take a military court likely. Don't think the 9th circuit has the jurisdiction to order any kind of emergency stay either over the defense dept.
Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements whitehouse.gov/presidential-a… via @whitehouse
@WhiteHouse In the 2006 Secure Fence Act $20 million was appropriated to build a secure fence on our southern border. I posted the bill at the beginning of this thread. well now I have some hard number of exactly what that $20 million delivered. Sit back and I'll explain.
For 17 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean they built 20 ft high Bollard type fencing that you see every time a caravan arrives in Tijuana. Most of the time with a refuge perched on top of it.
Then you have the Bollard fencing transition into Marston Mat fencing. These Marston Mat are surplus leftovers from the Vietnam war. So they were bought and paid for years ago.
The Marston Mats cover 403 miles and makes up the bulk of fencing along the border. They are about six to seven ft tall and a nine month pregnant illegal alien can scale it with no problem
Then it transitions into what they call a permanent vehicle barrier, which is if you look at it closely it is used culled railroad rails, more leftover infrastructure being used in place of new fencing, that was designated in the actual wording of the Secure Fence Act Bill.
This so called permanent vehicle barrier covers 181 miles. Most of the 181 miles of this fencing is in Arizona. It is as simple as railroad rails forming a rudimentary picket fence.
The Permanent vehicle fencing then transitions into what they call Temporary vehicle fencing. Most of the almost 119 miles of this fencing is in El Centro, Tucson, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas. It resembles “Normandy” fencing metal X’s made up of more old railroad rails.
More transition from permanent to temporary vehicle fencing
This is not a continuous fence by the way, there are huge gaps in the New Mexico area miles wide that have absolutely nothing. I post a video up in the thread where locals built fence out of their own pockets just to have something in place. They built miles of it.
An up close look shows the cross section of the rail road rails.
Miles of it, problem is for me, where did that 20 million dollars go? The full length of the 2006 secure fence act wasn't even fulfilled, it came up 37 miles short of what was suppose to be built and what they built was with scrap iron and surplus Marston Mats.
Now El Paso where there is a major port of entry had a very good fencing system in town but East going down the Rio Grande there was no fencing, other than ranchers fencing
But that is changing. Several yards have been set up at strategic points along the border where there are welders pre-fabricating wall as fast as they can, and the new panels are going up in the Weslaco district and just East of El Paso
And going up they are
@realDonaldTrump said in a press conference yesterday, he wasn't waiting on Cogress to do their jobs, he's building wall and it will be funded one way or another.
@realDonaldTrump They have worked out the kinks and they will get this wall built.
@realDonaldTrump And the next liberal that brings up Will Hurd needs to be called out. Will Hurd is the Representative from the 23rd Dist in TX and they love to say Hurd says they don't need a wall.
First off Hurd doesn't live near his district, and notice where the majority of the border in his district runs! Through Big Bend National park. If you haven't been to Big Bend here's a look at it. True no wall needed in the Big Bend area, mother nature took care of that.
Illegal border crossings are a real problem in this area. So Will Hurd can STFU & enjoy living in the suburbs. I respect his service in the CIA but he's a Democrat in sheep's clothing. Just like Maxine Waters you don't see Will Hurd in his district until he needs to be re-elected
@realDonaldTrump says he's not waiting on the committee, it's getting built right now.
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