Samples show what President Trump's border wall might look like

Samples show what President Trump's border wall might look like

Samples show what President Trump's border wall might look like

Located along the southwest border between USA and Mexico, the construction of wall prototypes which started on Sep 26 "are making great progress", the CBP said in an earlier tweet.

Eight nine-metre tall prototypes, four made of concrete and four of other materials, will be erected.

President Donald Trump says he will pick the winning design in a month even though no funding has been approved by Congress yet for a border wall which he first proposed on his campaign trail to stop illegal crossing.

They're being built on land just a few yards away from a pre-existing border fence.

Last month, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its border wall plan, citing legal and constitutional violations.

US Customs and Border Protection Office (CBP) on Thursday (Oct 13) tweeted photos of the structures with construction crews and cranes at the Oaty Mesa Port of Entry.

During the election campaign Trump promised voters the wall would cost roughly US$12 billion, but he originally said Mexico would pay for it.

"There will be a testing and an evaluation process and we're going to look to see if the wall prototypes meet the anti-scaling, anti-climbing, anti-digging standards and safety of border patrol agents", Agent Michael added.

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