Border Patrol Ride Along Details New Valley Border Wall System

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WESLACO – Wooden stakes line the area where the new border wall will go up inside what is known as La Coma Refuge.

“This is historically an area that is heavy with traffic for narcotics and individuals,” said Assistant Border Patrol Chief Carmen Qualia.

She explained the area is the first section of 25 miles of a new border wall system, which was granted in 2018.

A total of 83 miles were funded for this fiscal year.

The current fencing is 18 feet tall with only one game camera. The new fence will be elevated reaching up to 30 feet, similar to the wall in Cameron County.

The new 13 miles of enforcement zones is expected to be complete in 2020.

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