BORDER/WALL: “In the final weeks of his presidency, President Donald Trump has returned to the signature issue that brought him to the White House — his pledge to build ‘a beautiful, gorgeous, big wall’ on the southern border. On two separate occasions, Trump has said he is ‘completing the wall, like I said I would’ and that it is ‘almost finished.’…

Border experts say construction crews won’t come close to even finishing the work that is currently funded.

Most of the wall constructed to date has been replacement for existing dilapidated or inadequate fencing, despite earlier plans to build new barriers where none existed before… to date only about 40 miles of such new fencing have been built.”

-Robert Farley, “Trump’s Border Wall: Where Does It Stand?,” factcheck.org, Dec. 22, 2020