Trump Has Built Just 30 Miles Of New Border Wall

Courthouse News reports:

With President Donald Trump eager to fulfill his campaign promise to build 450 miles of border wall by the end of 2020, his administration has filed 63 eminent domain lawsuits against South Texas landowners this year. One problem: Such cases can take years to resolve.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 275 miles of barriers have been constructed under Trump, 89% of which replaced those built by previous administrations, though Trump deems it all “new” wall, and funding is set aside for another 463 miles.

Rather than erecting physical barriers, Biden and his fellow Democrats favor a “smart border” approach of using surveillance drones, infrared cameras and motion-detecting radar to catch people entering illegally and drug smugglers.

11% of 275 means 30.25 miles of new wall. The Mexico-United States border is 1954 miles long.