Customs and Border Protection spokesperson told The San Diego Union-Tribune that Trump’s border wall prototypes will be demolished so construction can begin for a secondary fence.
Construction work has begin to replace old fencing on the San Diego-Tijuana border. The 8 border wall prototypes that Trump visited about a year ago, stand between the old secondary fence and the new fencing construction crews are putting up.
CBP said it doesn’t know when the prototypes will be demolished but it has always been the plan to remove them.
“They just don’t serve a purpose anymore,” CBP spokesman said.
Trump visited the border wall mock-ups in March of 2018 to tout the progress of the border wall being built but none of those concrete or steel mock-ups are being used as the design for the current old fencing replacement.
The prototypes cost between $300,000 and $500,000 each.