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12 Jan, 4 tweets, 3 min read
President Trump will visit the U.S.-Mexico border a week before he is due to leave office to tout what he views as one of his biggest accomplishments: the partial construction of a wall to keep people out 1/4
Why is Trump visiting the border?

White House spokesman Judd Deere said the visit would mark Trump’s 'completion of more than 400 miles of border wall — a promise made, promise kept.'

It arguably represents the most concrete legacy of Trump’s four-year administration. 2/4
How much was actually built?

As of Jan. 8, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the Trump administration has completed 453 miles of border barrier.

Much of it replaces barriers that were put in place by previous administrations. 3/4
Will Biden continue to build the wall?

President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to halt construction and focus more on technology to secure the border. He said in August that ‘not another foot of wall’ would be built under his administration via @dvdwyer 4/4

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