Mexico border wall

Mexico border wall

When President Donald Trump speaks about building a wall on the United States' southern border with Mexico, it gives the impression that there is little there except border-patrol agents to keep immigrants from illegally crossing into our country.

That's wrong, of course.

Of all the examinations of Trump's wall-building proposal I've seen, this one from The New York Times is the best thus far. It's interactive and explains in detail what's been built already (well before Trump was president) and what barriers exist in specific locations.

Did you know:

--The government has built 700 miles of wall and fencing since 2006?

--There are currently 16,000 border-patrol agents?

There are more goodies like that in the NYT piece. Click on it, you'll learn a lot. I did, for sure.

-- Phillip Tutor