Source: The Washington Post (Link)
Mexican smuggling gangs have sawed through new segments of border wall 3,272 times over the past three years, according to unpublished U.S. Customs and Border Protection maintenance records obtained by The Washington Post under the Freedom of Information Act.
The government spent $2.6 million to repair the breaches during the 2019 to 2021 fiscal years, the CBP records show. While the agency has acknowledged that smugglers are able to hack through the new barriers built by the Trump administration, the maintenance records show damage has been more widespread than previously known, pointing to the structure’s limitations as an impediment to illegal crossings.
Smuggling is bad and should be stopped. The wall is a huge waste of money. We would need to increase funding for personnel and use more technology. What we need is a sane immigration policy, but the GOP needs this as an issue so it will never happen.