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Smugglers helping migrants scale Trump’s border wall ‘using $5 ladders

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Smugglers are reportedly helping migrants scale sections of Donald Trump’s multi-billion border wall using $5 ladders.

US Border Patrol has seen a rise in camouflage “hook-and-ladders” within the far south-west region of Texas since May last year, according to The El Paso Times.

El Paso’s urban stretch of border is said to be littered with the ladders, which are engineered out of rebar and match the rust brown colours of the wall.

“Somebody is making money off those ladders,” agent Joe Romero told the newspaper. “The agents pulled it off the wall and cut it up so it can’t be used again.”

The redbar ladders began appearing in large numbers once construction of a replacement wall in El Paso was finished last May. According to Border Patrol, illegal crossings have increased ever since.

“We’re starting to see a lot of evading activity,” said Agent Ramiro Cordero. “We’re starting to see the criminal organisations working hand-to-hand on either side to avoid detection. More and more we are seeing ‘failure to yields’ — they are utilising ladders to go over the fence and diversionary tactics.”

Border Patrol apprehensions of single adults — those most likely to use the ladder method — have nearly doubled in the El Paso sector.

From October 2019 through January 2020, Border Patrol apprehended 10,030 adults, compared with 5,150 in the same period a year ago.

The ladders appear to be made by hand from two poles of 3/8-inch rebar and four thinner poles, fitted with steps and bent over at the end in a ‘U’ shape to hook on the top of the wall.

The El Paso Times reports smugglers could be sourcing the rebar from a local hardware store in Ciudad Juarez, a Mexican city just south of El Paso, where six metres of the material costs roughly $5.30 (£4).

To date, almost 100 miles of border have been built under the Trump administration, mostly to replace and improve existing barriers.

Mr Trump’s campaign promised that Mexico would pay for the wall, but thus far the almost $10bn (£7.7bn) budget has come from taxpayer money.

The president has proposed spending an additional $2bn for border wall construction.

A total 450 miles of the barrier is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/smugglers-helping-migrants-scale-trump-122108689.html

 

 

Image result for scaling walls medieval times

 

 

 

 

We've come a long way.....

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So the alternative solutions being proposed by the Democrat Presidential Clowns is for no borders, no border Patrol agents, Sanctuary Cities, and Sanctuary States? 

 

Wake up...or before long we won't have a country.

 

Indy

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15 minutes ago, Indraman said:

So the alternative solutions being proposed by the Democrat Presidential Clowns is for no borders, no border Patrol agents, Sanctuary Cities, and Sanctuary States? 

 

Wake up...or before long we won't have a country.

 

Indy

 

No I believe republicans and democrats have tried for high tech modern means and technology, not ancient technology that a goat herder can overcome. But I digress.

 

Wake up... good one. The price of one B-1 Bomber could completely change the situation, or even better, instead of giving away corporate welfare so multinationals can buy back their stock and give huge bonuses to their over paid CEOs, that money could be spent on defending America. But of course our fearful leader just wants to build something to hang his name on... He has a lot of old signs laying around as new owners of his bankrupt properties take them down.

 

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I agree that all aspects of border protection should be considered. But the building of the wall, along with additional high-tech methods, including Border Security Agents strategically placed at high traffic areas, makes sense to me.

 

Indy

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Just now, Indraman said:

 

 

I agree that all aspects of border protection should be considered. But the building of the wall, along with additional high-tech methods, including Border Security Agents strategically placed at high traffic areas, makes sense to me.

 

Indy

 

No offense Indy, but medieval technology is simply a joke. and a waste to tax dollars... What's next a moat?

 

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3 minutes ago, bostonangler said:

 

No offense Indy, but medieval technology is simply a joke. and a waste to tax dollars... What's next a moat?

 

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The problem is that we have data to show that walls serve a purpose and when built and used in the proper manner, work time and time again.

 

The argument that "The Wall" is midievel and by default, useless, does not hold weight in your argument. If so, does "The Wheel" need to be replaced by modern technology? By your definition, "The Wheel" is midievel. Does "The Axle" need to be replaced? It is also a "midievel" invention.

 

There are many inventions that we use to day that by your standards could be classified as, "midievel", and by default, must be replaced by something "modern".

 

By definition, "The Wall" is intended to stop the free movement of people, vehicles, animals, etc., across the defined boundaries where "The Wall" is built. If your "progressive, globalist" view of the world and the inherent ineffectiveness of "The Wall" were based in any reality, then why don't prisons get rid of their walls? Modern technology should be all that's necessary to keep the inmates in, correct?

 

But I digress...build "The Wall" where it makes sense,and add other "modern" technology and techniques where it makes sense. The sum of all makes "Border Security" and The United States truly a sovereign state.

 

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Gotta love the fake MSM news hit pieces....

 

Take a look at the picture.....20 ft high?......the referenced article states 6 meters of rebar for $5 bucks......that is one 3/8 inch piece that doesn't reach to the top......then look at the weight of rebar.....you can do the math if you want......

Article is BS.....      CL

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17 minutes ago, coorslite21 said:

Gotta love the fake MSM news hit pieces....

 

Take a look at the picture.....20 ft high?......the referenced article states 6 meters of rebar for $5 bucks......that is one 3/8 inch piece that doesn't reach to the top......then look at the weight of rebar.....you can do the math if you want......

Article is BS.....      CL

 

Your prices are based on Home Depot... LOL It's much cheaper in Mexico...

 

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Electrify it and put razor wire at the top and on the US side. 

 

Put out signs on both side and let them stack up like cord wood.

 

The punishment is not severe enough to deter them from smuggling or entering ILLEGALLY. 

 

Some of you may not have experienced it as children but pain is a deterrent 

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3 minutes ago, nstoolman1 said:

Electrify it and put razor wire at the top and on the US side. 

 

Put out signs on both side and let them stack up like cord wood.

 

The punishment is not severe enough to deter them from smuggling or entering ILLEGALLY. 

 

Some of you may not have experienced it as children but pain is a deterrent 

 

That makes so much sense then building a wall someone can climb over.. And let's start holding the companies hiring illegals accountable. They come here to work and we pay the price. Of course when corporations pay millions into campaigns you know they won't be held accountable for their illegal deeds.

 

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2 hours ago, bostonangler said:

 

No offense Indy, but medieval technology is simply a joke. and a waste to tax dollars... What's next a moat?

 

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Oh really?  The wall will eliminate thousands to cross the border.  Only Those who are strong can climb the wall and can be dealt with our border security people.  Since they started to build the wall, the crossing has been reduced.  Isn't it what we all want? But to criticize the whole project as a failure, is mind boggling. lol

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1 hour ago, bostonangler said:

 

Your prices are based on Home Depot... LOL It's much cheaper in Mexico...

 

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Nothing to do with prices in Mexico.....the math doesn't add up......stick with your article, you're on a sinking ship......just the facts.     CL

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electrifying and razor wire would help but I would also add motion detection mini-guns. shred a few hoppers and they will really discourage them....

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12 hours ago, bostonangler said:

The price of one B-1 Bomber could completely change the situation

Yes, one B-1 Bomber could change everything. Carpet bomb the other side and the cartel areas and it will stop.

 

3 hours ago, markb57 said:

electrifying and razor wire would help but I would also add motion detection mini-guns. shred a few hoppers and they will really discourage them....

Of course, markb’s idea works too. I am good with either one. 

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Donald has even helped the economy in Mexico......ladder makers are making a mint.  :blink:  Maybe Mexico can afford to pay for the wall now.....if that's still the plan, that is.

 

GO RV, then BV  

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37 minutes ago, Shabibilicious said:

 

GO RV, then BV  :blink:

 

Guess that concrete hadn't firmed up enough.....contractor should have secured it better.......😮

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Just now, coorslite21 said:

 

Guess that concrete hadn't firmed up enough.....contractor should have secured it better.......😮

 

Should have never had a structure placed on the foundation until the proper concrete curing process had played out.....Such is the bidding process in the U.S....the lowest bidder is not always the best choice.  As always, just my opinion.

 

GO RV, then BV

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On 2/17/2020 at 8:32 AM, Shabibilicious said:

Donald has even helped the economy in Mexico......ladder makers are making a mint.  :blink:  Maybe Mexico can afford to pay for the wall now.....if that's still the plan, that is.

 

GO RV, then BV  

 

Why not just walk around it....it's not complete....CL

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8 minutes ago, Shabibilicious said:

 

And what, brace it from the Mexico side?

 

GO RV, then BV

Thinking of the ladder aspect....walk around rather than go over.....

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14 minutes ago, Shabibilicious said:

 

Should have never had a structure placed on the foundation until the proper concrete curing process had played out.....Such is the bidding process in the U.S....the lowest bidder is not always the best choice.  As always, just my opinion.

 

GO RV, then BV

 

A long time ago I had a neighbor who owned a pre-stress concrete business.....

In conversation he mentioned bidding on a water tank for a Military base......his take was contractors put bids together and if they were for a government project the bids were then doubled or tripled....he stated they weren't trying to rape the system......but the way government worked......it assured him of not taking a loss........

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4 minutes ago, coorslite21 said:

 

A long time ago I had a neighbor who owned a pre-stress concrete business.....

In conversation he mentioned bidding on a water tank for a Military base......his take was contractors put bids together and if they were for a government project the bids were then doubled or tripled....he stated they weren't trying to rape the system......but the way government worked......it assured him of not taking a loss........

 

I suppose....from my experiences, the Fed government is much more lax and free wheeling with construction funds than State government.  The state approved vendor, material lists, mix formulas, standards and practices are truly daunting.

 

GO RV, then BV

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