DHS Secretary: Construction on border wall within 2 years


Tuesday, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Gen. John Kelly, predicted that the construction of a wall protecting the United States’ southern border will be “well underway in two years.”

In his first House Homeland Security Committee hearing, Kelly described the plans for Trump’s wall. Kelly said he is taking suggestions from Customs and Border Protection agents on where to begin construction, but stated that the focus would be on areas where illegal border traffic is highest.

He went on to say that areas that are not of high priority for a physical structure, technology and beefed up patrolling will be used to curtail illegal traffic.

He also noted that some technology being used on the border is outdated.

“Some of the sensors are really kind of 1980s technology,” he said, adding that there is “better equipment out on the market today.”