U.S. Border Patrol Reinforcing Mexico Border Wall With Razor Wire

U.S. Customs and Border Protection via Flickr

President Trump’s infamous border wall with Mexico was never intended to be impenetrable. But as most military and security experts understand, barriers are all about obstructing and delaying. Barriers are designed to slow down intruders long enough for responding forces to react.

In this case, the barrier is the wall, and the reaction forces are the U.S. Border Patrol agents in the field. In order to aid in that delay, and increase reaction times, the Border Patrol is now adding coils of concertina razor wire to the tops of the newly built border wall in El Paso, Texas.

The wire is reportedly being added to the wall along a stretch of a now 30-foot barrier between El Paso’s downtown Paso del Norte Bridge and the Bridge of the Americas. This is considered a high illegal alien crossing zone.

According to American Military News (AMN), “the El Paso region has seen illegal crossings by single adults rise for six months straight.” AMN adds that:

Border Patrol’s El Paso Sector, which includes New Mexico, apprehended 7,347 adults in October, a number that has increased each month since April, when agents apprehended 1,568 adults in the sector.

Apprehensions of single adults more than doubled from October a year ago, when 2,784 adults were apprehended in El Paso sector.

With increased border security measures, illegal aliens have been taking greater risks to enter the U.S., and human traffickers and smugglers have also adapted their illicit methods. This includes using makeshift, camouflaged ladders hung by smugglers on the wall discovered earlier this year.

The U.S. Border Patrol is simply trying to reduce the flow and the dangers involved in crossing the border illegally. AMN reported that a spokesman for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the El Paso sector installed the razor wire “to dissuade individuals from scaling the border wall and to reduce the risk of injuries sustained from falling off the barrier.”

He added in an email:

It is an added obstacle. It also extends the time for agents to respond by adding to the amount of time it may take some who are entering illegally to disappear into the community.


Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Ice
Ice
10 months ago

Need to put motion sensor activated machine gun turrets atop the wall covering a 100 yard zone on each side of the wall and refill ammo daily !

JEFFREY WILKINS
JEFFREY WILKINS
10 months ago

LAND MINES, ELECTRIFIED WITH 50K VOLTS, AND SNIPERS NEST ALONG THE WALL…

Floyd Hardee
10 months ago

Pig manure in bags atop of the wall to spill onto anyone trying to climb the wall!

Marlene deRonde
Marlene deRonde
10 months ago

Yes, so what about it-? No illegal entry into our USA. Come Legally or go elsewhere-!!!

Barbara
Barbara
10 months ago

WELL PATRIOTS — THE WALL LOOKS GREAT AND WITH THE WIRE ON TOP– THE CHICOMSWOULD HAVE A TERRIBLE TIME CLIMBING OVER THAT—– RIGHT. . I GET THE REAL PICTURE OF WHAT TRUMP WAS DOING———– NOW WE SEE WHY. IF YOU THINK LONG AND HARD YOU WILL SEE WHY TRUMP DID A NUMBER OF THINGS TO PROTECT US WHILE NOT SAYING WHY. ———– OH BUT I GOT IT. WHEN YOUR AN X ARMY BRAT YOU CAN SEE HOW THE MILITARY DOES THINGS AND YOU LEARN TO THINK LIKE THEM.!!!


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