Early work beginning on new border wall in Cochise County

Early work beginning on new border wall in Cochise County


– In Cochise County,
the agency’s future
involves replacing some Normandy style
fencing, with 18 to 30 foot tall bollard fencing
along mountainous terrain. According to documents from CBP, the project begins several
miles east of Douglas and continues for 19 miles. Crossing the San Bernardino
National Wildlife Refuge. The Army Corps of
Engineers contracted with Southwest Valley
constructors to build the wall. (engine roaring) Our crew saw early work
underway at a remote site least from a rancher,
who told me crews are drawing groundwater
from the property for a cement batch plan. The city of Douglas also
signed an 18 month agreement to provide water
services and lease land near the Douglas
Municipal Airport. Douglas’ Finance Director
estimates the contractor will use between 200,000
and 500,000 gallons a month. He added that the city’s
daily water production averages about 5
million gallons a day. City officials anticipate an
economic boost from the project as the influx of
construction workers seek lodging and spend locally. Since the 90s, infrastructure
along the border in and around Douglas
has changed drastically. Police Chief Kraig Fullen
is a lifelong resident who joined the
force 22 years ago. We discussed how
built up barriers have impacted public safety. – Growing up here,
my recollection of
the border barrier was a dilapidated barbed
wire fence and unimproved it. With the infrastructure
that’s been put in, prior to that, the trend was for people to come
across fairly freely. And for that movement to
be both North and South, with the influx that
we had at that time, and this is like the late
90s into the early 2000s. It was very problematic
because we had those people running into our
neighborhoods hiding in yards, trying to evade law enforcement. – I think people who
don’t live in Douglas who aren’t from here, think of the border
as a dangerous place, I mean you are the top
cop in this community. Would you say that’s true? I think the perception is there. Definitely, we do get
increased from time to time. Little League teams that are
coming from either out of town or out of state, wanting
to know if it’s safe for their trial to come down and participate in a tournament. That’s kind of the challenge
that we have as well as trying to
overcome that stigma of being an unsafe
community because of our location
here on the border. When in fact our experiences
is to the contrary, I consider our
community very safe. I think the true
advocates of that are the community
members themselves. – With 34 officers Fullen says
the ability to collaborate with CBP and other law
enforcement agencies, benefits his city of
about 16,000 people. It may surprise people
though, to know that you have a relationship with
authority south of the border. And we talked about
the way of life. I mean, this really is
just sort of one place that happens to have a
huge fence in between. – Right and honestly, it
hasn’t always been that way. I think in my tenure
here, we’ve relied on our federal partners
because of the relationships that they’ve established with
our counterparts in Mexico. And we’ve been able to
rely on those relationships versus establishing our own. I can say that that has
changed most recently with the chief that’s there
now for the municipal agency. We have had
collaboration together. We’ve had his staff over for
training a couple of times now and within the
like the last year. So we are engaged in
conversation with them a lot more frequently
than we were in the past. – Across the border from Douglas lies the city of Agua Prieta,
a community of nearly 100,000. Marcus Vinicius Ornelas Quesada
has been the Chief of Police for the last six years, and
oversees nearly 100 officers. How would you describe relations
between your department and authorities in Arizona? – The relationship
between police in Arizona and police in Mexico these
days is the best it’s been. There’s coordination
between municipalities like Douglas and states
with federal authorities like Customs and
Border Protection and
the Border Patrol. – Last June, Agua Prieta made
headlines after shootouts in the city left
several people dead. Wary of any spillover violence, the Arizona Department
of Public Safety sent back up to the area. Would you say the border
is a dangerous place? – No The United States
is more dangerous. In six years, we only
had two days of violence. And for those years Agua
Prieta was considered one of the safest border
cities, it still is. It was only those two days
where there was violence. And those were isolated
cases between rebel groups. They had a dispute
and it was done. There hasn’t been
any other violence. It’s a safe place. – I asked him, if the
border wall does anything for the community
of Agua Prieta? – I mean, how’s it
going to help us? The firearms go through
the Port of Entry? So it doesn’t really help us. We lose our view, the
animals can’t cross. It’s a wall that was
built a long time ago. It’s not new. It has been here for 15 years. So does it help us? No, I don’t think it
does in a positive way. – Outside the Port of Entry, we saw several makeshift
tents along the sidewalk. Chief Ornelas Quesada says
immigrants from Central America with permits travel
through Mexico and wait here until
they can request asylum. Immigration authorities
in the United States have told me that Mexico
has really stepped up its work here along the border. Do you see that? – Yes, sure. The border has always
been reinforced. There’s Federal Border Police, now the Border National Guard, they help us
patrolling the border. The local police do the
same, they do their part. And that’s so immigrants who try to enter the US don’t get hurt.

100 Replies to “Early work beginning on new border wall in Cochise County”

  1. well it's fine to build wall but you've got to hold employers criminally responsible for hiring illegal aliens and you've got to use the military to remove 50 million illegal aliens that are here in this country most of them on aid for dependent children pooping out a baby here does not give you a ride to stay here and does not mean the baby is an American if your parents wasn't legal you're not legal I don't care if you were born in the White House

  2. There will always be good areas and bad area's. Some area's that are good will go bad when bad area's are shut down. Build the WALL FOR THE WHOLE BORDER.
    YOU BLOCK JUST SOME AREA'S THEY WILL MOVE TO OTHER'S.
    WHERE IT IS EASIER TO DO BUSINESS.

  3. Building the wall is to protect our citizens. Radicals democrats, liberals and progressives burned our flag, evil cowards!!!!!!!! The more the leftist democrats, Antifa, and all these radicals attacked our brothers and sisters because they went to see President Trump, it is more seeable that Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Nadler that they are approving these attacking to our citizen. Brothers and sisters of this great nation it is time to take again Congress and cleaned the swamp and all these leftist, liberals and progressives attacking our Americans citizen. Democrats leftist, liberals and progressives radicals cowards keep attacking our American citizen because only doing is to drop fuel into a fire!!!!! Let’s exposed all these people they said they are Americans, let’s make banners and show to our nation how these radicals leftist are burning our flag and tomorrow our nation!!! and the republican party will have 4 more years to stop this fire. President Trump 2020!!!!!

  4. Thanks to GOD we have Trump, a gift from GOD Trump. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❌⭕️❌⭕️❌⭕️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🥰😘🥰😘🥰😘my great president Trump.

  5. I am sooo happy to see all the PRO wall comments. It just proves why American citizens voted for Trump!! Dems are delusional.

  6. Only in America is it a issue going from decades of the worthless DHS and worthless DOD no borders no security policy to having actual border security. It doesn't take decades and hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars to build properly built fortified border barriers from one end to the other on both borders. There is no reason why all the barriers shouldn't be thirty feet high instead of this mix match shyt. Now you just need to get border patrol to stop there decades policy of aiding and abetting these criminals and going out of there way to bring these criminals into the country so the criminals can get there foot in the door instead keeping the criminals out.

  7. Keep building the wall ,all around the US,like In Gotham city,nobody is getting out alive.Mexico will never pay.Trump (dictator)is getting the money from the military and all happy tax payers .

  8. 😎😎😎👍WE LOVE OUR NEW WALL 👍😎😎😎TRUMP 2Q2Q K.A.G 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸P.M.P.K 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  9. Of course, the criminals go where there is money and that would be the United States! So, the US side would be more dangerous in many locations. You can bet your life on it that most of the crime is caused by illegals from outside the US! Give me a break!

  10. Keep build the wall and everytime some ass hole judge stops the progress simply ignore it and keep on building! Remember the judges names and their addresses as one day all judges retire and think that they're going to be comfortable and at peace for the rest of their lives. To think one person occasionaly is going to go against hundreds of millions of law abiding citizens is pure bull shit

  11. I would like to thank the border patrol and President Trump and the supportive American people as we desperately need to improve security and the wall/technologies…such as fiber optics cable that detects the tunnel digging in the area of the wall. We also need to reelect Trump 2020-2024, President Trump should win by a landslide again. GOP needs to take back DemoRats Do Nothing House back so that the House of Representatives will fund more money to complete the Trump wall to a reasonable level for the safety of all Americans and help slow down some of the deep state CIA motivated drug running and reduce illegal border crossing and illegal immigrants, This will slow down the deep state corruption or NWO form destroying the United States sovereignty. Thankyou American people for help fund the wall and Mexico President for putting more troops on both their borders to protect the "American Mexico border crossings.

  12. One big misconception about boarder towns is that people think the people coming over stay in those towns which is untrue.  Best way I and may explain it is "you're playing hide and seek, there are those that stay close by but most get as far away from the one who is it."  The likely hood of a person who crosses staying right next to the boarder is very slim.

  13. Relations between Mexican law enforcement and US law enforcement is the best now than it’s ever been- Thank you Trump

  14. The mexican police chief claims there is little crime, but refuses to see the reality of crime going up exponentially if his city is the only one without a border wall. Why would human traffickers, drug smugglers etc try to breach a tall wall when they could simply walk across the unwalled section. Stupidity abounds

  15. Our President Trump is a doer not a talker now we need a welcome Trump door to all legal aliens with the allegiance to their new country Trump 2020

  16. The officer said that there were only one incident which it's hard to believe. Even one death is to many. Like the first officer said it was a barbed wire fence. The other officer said the they were concern about wildlife well if they're concern about Trumps fencing they should be concern of their fencing when it comes to wildlife. No difference. A fence is a fence. And the great thing about Trumps fencing is YOU NOW CAN SEE THROUGH IT. That in it self is good. One life whether it's American citizens or the Mexican citizens is to many. Thanks Trump for keeping America safe.

  17. in the bible God lays out his holy city coming down from heaven with a big wall

    revelation 21

    12 Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west.

    14 Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the [j]names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15 And he who talked with me had a gold reed to measure the city, its gates, and its wall. 16 The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand [k]furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height are equal. 17 Then he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel. 18 The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass. 19 The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. 21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.

  18. Holy Bible (ILLEGAL immigration)
    John 10.1 Verily, verily, I say unto You, He that Entereth not by the Door into the sheepfold, But Climbeth up some other way , is a THIEF and ROBBER.
    See Leviticus 19.33&34 for
    LEGAL Immigration

  19. This wall is the enemy of globalists. They hate America, it's immigration laws and it's constitution. They are in the way of their open borders / global government plan. These sociopaths want one currency and one government (U.N.) to control all of the west. What they did to Europe with the E.U. was the first step / experiment to destroy nations and cultures. It's about power and control and the elites want it ALL.

  20. What good is a wall if they all still come like an endless flood and just claim asylum? They never get turned away. They just keep coming and using up all the money i pay in taxes. That tax money was suppose to go to benefit my kid with good schools, roads, and safe communities but no, it goes to benefit illegals who havnt paid crap into the system. What a joke.

  21. THE WALL WILL PAY FOR ITS SELF IN TIME BY KEEPING THE BAD PEOPLE FREE LOADERS LOOKING FOR TROUBLE OUT OF AMERICA SISTOM AND SCREWING UP OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE.AND GIVE THE REAL PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP COME TO AMERICA .

  22. Thumbs down is from useless stupid illegals and useless stupid Dems, needs 220 volt to the wall. Love my President Trump

  23. policia not telling the complete truth. mexico has 1/3 usa population but more murders, the fence doesn't help mexico its true; but its a step in the right direction to secure our border. if our govt wasn't so corrupt, (and that's BOTH PARTIES, TRUMPARDS) federal agents would search every vehicle using drug and explosive dogs. "Dogs can be trained to sniff out ammunition, and guns themselves, from the distinctive odour they produce. For dogs, the smell of gunpowder is particularly noticeable. Springer Spaniels are particularly useful in finding guns, due to their keen sense of smell, and well-known enthusiasm" I enjoy shooting semi autos as much as anyone, but the guns going into mexico are arming the scum that is getting rich by killing our children with fentanyl, meth, heroin and cocaine. we also need a restructured guest worker program that allows documented workers to perform harvesting, oil field, etc. jobs which americans do not want or need, and then after the contract is up they can return to their families for a few months until the next years work starts. it also would provide protection from dishonest and abusive employers that currently use illegals anyway. This won't happen because of our corrupt government. they all suck ass.

  24. The wall helps protect America. As an American that's what matters most to me. I support our great President Trump. America first is a policy that all Americans should support. If you don't, maybe you need to take a look at where your loyalty is. If your first priority is not with the United States of America, maybe you should move to wherever your heart is at. Good luck and good bye. For me and the real Patriots of America, we put the USA #1, and we make no apologies for it.

  25. Why the fk are there sub-titles at he bottom of the video? it is a pain in the ass and they more often than NOT obscure part of the video. Is this another dumb YouTube idea? we had  to put up with the robot voice for way to long and now this shit. Fk you YouTube. If its not brocken, then do not fk around with it dumb asses.

  26. So in America they have people sleeping in tents from other countries. They have shootouts every year or every other year. Sounds like the Wild Wild West to me. I live in Covington Tennessee where we don't have people living in tents and we don't have shootouts. It is common around the Mexican-American border. And this is what they're used to.

  27. I’d love to be working on that project, if anybody’s reading this and they work down there I’m available….

  28. The mexican police is stupid, if all the drug's comes from mexico and trought mexico, what the fuck hi said that United States of America are more danger,his full of shit,thankyou, in mexico they continue to murdering an inocent people, and the gang's or the drug dealer, so the idiot police is wrong,fake news,thankyou 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  29. What do you expect they're Crooks why would you think he wouldn't want the wall he's a crook he takes payouts heard it over and over and over when people get stopped I was stopped at the Tijuana border they were so damn rude

  30. We would like to "thank" the US border patrol, ICE, US Military, President Trump, and the supportive American people as we desperately need to improve security and the wall/technologies…such as cameras, solar, lights, fiber optics sensors detects the tunnel digging near wall. We spent 113 billion on illegal immigration in just 2018, a 10-20 billion dollar wall to reduce crime. The GOP needs to take back obstructiveness corrupt DemoRats, who are “The Do Nothing House” back; so that the House of Representatives will fund more money to complete the Trump wall to a reasonable level for the safety of all Americans and help slow down some of the deep state CIA motivated drug-running every year, Over 500 metric tons’ illegal drugs consumed every year, bye children & adults in the USA and much of these drugs cross our borders illegally. The wall helps reduce child abduction/ abuse/ trafficking, rape and reduce, 500,000 to 1,300,000 new illegal immigrants every year, weapons, and crime in the USA. This will slow down the deep state corruption or NWO from destroying the United States' sovereignty and controlling our future. We also need to reelect Trump 2020-2024, President Trump should win by a landslide again so we can improve the wall and Americans' safety. Thankyou American people for help fund the wall and Thank you to Mexico President for putting more troops on both their borders to protect the "American Mexico border crossings from illegal activities."

  31. Thank God we have a President for a change doing something about the over population of 3rd world immigrants in this country.

  32. "Thank-You" US border patrol, ICE, US Military, President Trump, and the supportive American people as we desperately need to improve security and the wall/technologies: such as cameras, solar, lights, fiber optics sensors tunnel-digging near the wall. The USA spent 244 billion on illegal immigration in just 2019, a 10-20 billion dollar wall to reduce crime. The GOP needs to take back obstructiveness corrupt DemoRats, who are “The Do Nothing House” back; so that the House of Representatives will fund more money to complete the Trump wall to a reasonable level for the safety of all Americans and help slow down some of the deep state CIA motivated drug-running every year, Over 500 metric tons’ illegal drugs consumed every year, bye children & adults in the USA and much of these drugs cross our borders illegally. The wall helps reduce child abduction/ abuse/ trafficking, rape and reduce, 500,000 to 1,300,000 new illegal immigrants every year, weapons, and crime in the USA. This will slow down the deep state corruption or NWO from destroying the United States' sovereignty and controlling our future. We also need to reelect Trump 2020-2024, President Trump should win by a landslide again so we can improve the wall and Americans' safety. We must also institute national Voters ID law before so we can stop the estimated 11,000,000 illegal votes that were cast in 2016. Thankyou American people for help fund the wall and Thank you to Mexico President for putting more troops on both their borders to protect the "American Mexico border crossings from illegal activities."

  33. If everything is so good and peaceful why the “policía municipal “? Right all bull they don’t want to lose their jobs!

  34. Great stuff! 🇬🇧. We're watching with interest from the UK 🇬🇧
    It will be one of the "Wonders of the World and called "TRUMPS WALL"
    In UK 🇬🇧 We have "Hadrian's Wall" Built by the Romans in the year 200 to 210 by the Emperor Hadrian! Is still standing at 1,820 years old! Let's hope TRUMPS WALL is standing after 1820 years!

  35. oh yeah totally safe over there with cartels running the city yup. also the wall is for our protection not theirs. if a gringo ends up on the wrong side of the border he aint coming back that includes me lol so no its not safe for any american to be there. only to a mexican.

  36. As of 20200124 CBP reports 110 miles completed. There are between 1-4 miles of completed private border wall as well. The grand total then is 111-114 or about 25% of 450 mile goal and 22% of 509 miles goal.

  37. 20200131 115 miles completed as per CBP.
    There are between 1-4 miles of completed private border wall as well.
    The grand total then is 116-119+ miles. This is greater than 25% of 450 mile goal and greater than 22% of 509 mile goal.
    20200124 110+ miles. 20200110 100+ miles. 20191213 93 miles.

  38. 20200207 119 miles completed as per CBP.
    There are between 1-4 miles of completed private border wall as well.
    The grand total then is 120-123+ miles. This is greater than 26% of 450 mile goal and greater than 23% of 509 mile goal.
    20200131 115+ miles. 20200124 110+ miles. 20200110 100+ miles. 20191213 93 miles.

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