President Donald Trump’s controversial wall along the US-Mexico border will be finished in two years, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has said. Almost 2,000 miles of border separates the two countries.
There will be a multi-layered approach to building the wall – with a physical wall and part of the wall “you can see through because it will rely on sensors and technology,” Kelly said on Thursday.
The government has the will, he said, adding the money to build it will come easily. “The wall will be built where it’s needed first, and then it will be filled in. That’s the way I look at it,” Kelly told Fox News in an exclusive interview. “I really hope to have it done within the next two years.”
Kelly visited the Rio Grande Valley on Thursday where US Border Patrol agents said that on any given day, they pick up at least 600 people crossing into the country. Each year, thousands of migrants risk crossing the border, navigating difficult terrain in extreme temperatures and often relying on unscrupulous human traffickers.