Top U.S. homeland and border security officials traveled to the Rio Grande Valley Thursday to mark the completion of what they say is the 400th mile of a new border wall system:
(Audio: Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf)
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, speaking in Hidalgo in front of a newly finished section of border wall. Of the 400 miles of border wall built during the Trump administration, 7 miles have been completed across the Rio Grande Valley.
The 400 miles of new wall have cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $15 billion, despite President Trump’s much-repeated campaign promise that Mexico would pay for the wall. Wolf says the goal is to build 450 more miles of fencing by the end of the year.