Will Trump’s wall be transparent?
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Speaking to journalists aboard a flight on Air Force One, the president said the wall should be transparent and could be almost 1,500km long. According to press reports, Trump envisions “anywhere from 700 to 900 miles (1,100 to 1,500km)” of fortification to secure the border”.
He also said that the wall “needs transparency … you have to be able to see through it” because “as horrible as it sounds, when they throw the large sacks of drugs over, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you don’t see them. They hit you on the head with 60 pounds (27kg) of stuff? It’s over”.
There are currently 650 miles (1,000km) of border walls and fences in place. The border between the US and Mexico is 3,200km long but Trump has said the entire border does not have to be fenced because “you have a lot of natural barriers”.
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