U.S. President Donald J. Trump visited the border wall on Tuesday in Yuma to celebrate the completion of the 200th mile in the border wall system separating the U.S. from Mexico.
During his visit President Trump received a briefing about the border wall construction. He also participated in a roundtable discussion about border security with local community leaders and elected leaders.
Footage from the border wall tour shows President Trump, Governor Doug Ducey, Senator Martha McSally and Rep. Debbie Lesko toured the border wall and placed their signatures on the wall itself.
Building of the border wall has been a priority since President Trump took office. The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has received approximately $15 billion to construct nearly 738 miles of new border wall system.
The new border wall system is a deterrent for the illegal entry of people, contraband and drugs into the U.S. It also serves to slow the entry of gang members and reduce crime. By slowing or stopping illegal activity, border wall systems increase the likelihood of an appropriate law enforcement response and resolution.
After the border wall tour President Trump flew to Phoenix and spoke to a packed “Students for Trump” convention at Dream City Church.