|US Border Patrol agents say they are aware of a new border crossing between Texas and Mexico that enables people to cross the Rio Grande during times of low tide. When the river drops at low tide, it is six-to-10 inches lower than normal, revealing a sand bar that makes it possible for would-be illegal aliens to cross the border. The low tide lasts for days at a time.|
After promising to build a new wall the length of the border, Trump now says only half needs to be covered because the terrain acts as a natural barrier. During an appearance this week he was asked about the specifics of his planned barrier. 'I think the height could be 35 to 45 feet. That's a good height. That's a good height. Anywhere in that neighborhood. Could be higher,' he said.
|'The Great Wall of Trump', as he has called it, has become a key component of his campaign. 'It's not a question of wanting it. We have no choice,' he said. 'It'll get done so quickly your head will spin.'|
Trump's wall height has changed during his campaign. In October Trump said that it could be 40-50 feet high. His cost estimations have also varied - twice in February he put it at $8 billion and then $10-12 billion. It will be made of precast concrete, he says.