Essentially, two contractors have two contracts each in Laredo Sector. Their earlier contracts start in the Downtown of Laredo City, with SWVC heading North, and Fisher heading South.
These new contracts, will essentially have both contractors keep going after the City itself is walled off, extending far beyond the urban area.
In the South it will end near the major obstacle of the huge Falcon Lake (beyond which the new Rio Grande Valley wall is already contracted). To the North, it will meet another 52 mile segment that is planned (but not yet contracted) continuing North from the Laredo Colombia Port of Entry.
All together, about 300 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, up the River, will be strongly controlled with effective barrier and layers of new technology.
Now, Laredo is the biggest city along the border, without barrier (these 71 miles will all be so-called "new" miles). 71 miles of dense vegetation, with uneven and difficult access for Border Patrol, will be transformed into an extremely effective barrier, with near 100% detection, and very easy to police with high speed access roads, lights, cameras, alarms, sensors and cleared enforcement zones.
It is a good thing our President is going to be re-elected, otherwise these uncompleted border sections would be immediately canceled never to completed. Ever.
A couple of major new Border Wall Contracts just dropped, to button up Laredo, Texas quite thoroughly.
That sector will go from wide open, to having the city buttoned up tight next year (and will continue extending outward from there through 2022)
Major cartel operations (Los Zetas, CJNG) across the River in Nuevo Laredo, will likely have to move to another area - and engage in large scale conflict with whatever cartels are already in those other areas.
Thanks for the updates here.
People said it was impossible. Said it was crazy. Said it was just political posturing.
A lot of people, including people on this site, decry it as a failure because it isn’t done yet.
But it is pretty clear that nothing is built in a day. Not Rome. And not The Wall.
A project as massive as The Wall cannot be built without taking the first step, and President Trump forced our government to take that first step.