CBS News highlighted critics’ rhetoric and opposition to President Donald Trump’s proposal to build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. But, in outlining many of the objections to it, they conceded that the current border wall is ineffective:
The nearly 2,000-mile long southern border is already protected by almost 700 miles of fencing. It costs more than $2 billion to build.
For vast stretches, it is an imposing metal barrier. But other sections do little to stop people. And where it abruptly ends, it’s easy enough to step around it.
The president wants to replace that hodgepodge fencing with a concrete wall spanning virtually the entire border.