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SANTA TERESA – President Donald Trump started the construction Monday of what the Border Patrol now calls a “wall” along this stretch of U.S.-Mexico border, as New Mexico’s governor announced that she will begin sending National Guard troops there later this week.
“This is the beginning in this sector of the president’s border wall,” Chief Patrol Agent Aaron A. Hull of the El Paso Sector said Monday. The sector includes two counties in West Texas and all of New Mexico.
The plan to replace 20 miles of vehicle barriers with a fence made with thick steel posts known as bollards was approved last year. The project will cost about $73.3 million and take about a year to complete.