Trump's Wall Works: Illegal Immigrants Caught Failing to Climb New Border Barrier
Surveillance footage shows two illegals trying and failing to scale the new border wall
Two illegal immigrants were caught trying and failing to climb a new section of border wall in San Diego.
Surveillance video footage shows the pair attempting to scale the wall before getting captured by Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents after their unsuccessful efforts.
U.S. CBP says they caught the two men trying to illegally cross over into San Diego from Mexico.
The incident is being marked as proof of concept that a wall along the United States Southern Border, an idea pushed by President Donald Trump, will work to prevent illegal immigration.
The illegals' epic fail was caught on video that was uploaded to Twitter by the San Diego CBP.
The two men can be seen trying to flee back into Mexico after failing to scale the wall but are forced to hide when border agents arrive on the scene to pick them up.
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According to the Daily Mail, they appeared to be hiding in some crates when they were cornered by the border agents.
Officials said the newly installed primary border barrier thwarted the men's attempts to enter the U.S. and gave agents time to respond to take them into custody.
Unable to scale the new primary border barrier and flee back to Mexico, two men who entered the U.S. illegally near San Diego were arrested by #BorderPatrol. Barriers give agents the time they need to respond and contain illicit activity at the immediate border. @CBP pic.twitter.com/zQH1GAPPZx— CBP San Diego (@CBPSanDiego) August 19, 2019
"Unable to scale the new primary border barrier and flee back to Mexico, two men who entered the U.S. illegally near San Diego were arrested by Border Patrol," the CBP San Diego tweeted on Monday.
"Barriers give agents the time they need to respond and contain illicit activity at the immediate border."
It comes after crews completed the primary border wall project earlier this month.
The project, which was started on President Trump's orders in 2017, replaced a decades-old border wall in San Diego.
San Diego's CBP chief, Agent Kathleen Scudder, said at the completion that she expected the new primary border barrier to be more of a deterrent than the last model.
The border wall stretches 14 miles and stands 18-feet tall.
The wall upgrade now allows agents to see through gaps in the steel beams so they won't be caught off guard.
The taller steel beams also take longer to climb, which gives agents more time to respond.