Trump’s Mexico border wall blows over in strong winds
A section of Donald Trump’s border wall between the United States and Mexico has blown over in strong winds.
It came down on the Mexican side of the divide, landing on some trees in Mexicali, in the state of Baja California.
The parts of the wall that gave way had only recently gone up.
They had been set in new concrete, Carlos Pintones, an agent with the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) sector in El Centro, California, told CNN.
The concrete had not yet cured, according to the official.
“Luckily, Mexican authorities responded quickly and were able to divert traffic from the nearby street,” he told the LA Times.
He added: “CBP will work with the construction contractor to mitigate the impact of high winds as construction continues.”
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The double-layered barrier is being built of concrete-filled steel bollards, instead of solid concrete, at popular checkpoints.
The wall was one of Mr Trump’s dominant campaign promises – aimed at stemming the flow of what he claimed were illegal migrants crossing the border from Mexico into the US – but few believe building it along 2,000 miles of border is realistic or feasible.
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The US president described it as “virtually impenetrable” when he visited a section in San Diego’s Otay Mesa area in September.