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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump paid a visit to the southern border wall in Arizona with Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and other officials. Construction on the wall recently reached more than 200 miles in length.

“During the past two months we’ve seen the lowest number of illegal border crossings in many years,” Trump said. “Illegal immigration is down 84 percent from this time last year. Illegal crossings from Central America are down 97 percent.”

Trump pledged during his 2016 campaign that he would build a wall on the southern border to slow the entry of illegal immigrants and drugs into the U.S. His promise quickly became a staple of his campaign with supporters chanting “build the wall” at most of his rallies.

Democrats put up a number of political and legal roadblocks for the president but a recent court battle allowing Trump to reappropriate Pentagon funding has accelerated construction.

As of Tuesday, the wall now spans 216 miles. Trump has promised that it will reach 450 miles by the end of 2020.

“We have to know who and what is coming through our borders, into our borders,” said Trump. “And we have to be able to defend that. And with every new mile of new wall system, the operational capacity of Border Patrol, is increased.”

The Homeland Security Department says that the wall’s construction, combined with the Remain-in-Mexico policy and agreements with countries south of the border, has resulted in a sharp drop in border arrests.

Arizona Sen. Martha McSally (R) and Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R) also joined Trump on Tuesday.

“It was an honor to sign the border wall today with @realdonaldtrump, @dougducey, and @senmcsallyaz! The completion of 200 miles of border wall is a tremendous accomplishment and our country is safer thanks to this wall,” Lesko tweeted.

McSally who faces a tough reelection in November also praised the president’s work on border security.

“Great to join @realdonaldtrump to mark 200 miles of our border wall now complete. This system is critical to national security, public health, & stopping deadly drug & human trafficking by cartels. I’ll continue working w/ POTUS to secure our border & support our amazing agents,” McSally said in a tweet.

The president’s supporters have always been passionate about border security and Trump’s stop in Arizona is sure to rally his base.

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    Rob Stone June 24, 2020

    It is amazing how much President Trump gets done while liberals, commies, muslims, rinos, corrupt Obama appointed judges and the lying liberal media do to try and stop him. I thought that I was a workaholic. I can not hold a candle to President Trump.

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    Patricia Couey June 24, 2020

    Kelly is a wannabe who jumped on his wife’s bandwagon. She was a nobody until.a crazy shot her. Now Kelly thinks because he’s anti gun and was an astronaut that he can become a senator with NO QUALIFICATIONS WHATSOVER. HE’S IN BED WITH CHINA. Do we wan him and China Joe Biden running our country into the global network. It will not only diminish our country, it will be a disaster. China is backing this guy so they can get rid of the only one who can stop their march to world dominance. Vote for McSally. She cares about our country and will help our President to stop America’s sabotage by the leftists.

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    JoeyP June 24, 2020

    Thank you POTUS Trump and the Pentagon for a job well done . . . Four More Years! One Enlightened Patriot. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

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    Frederick June 24, 2020

    BUILD THE WALL… TRUMP 20200…

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