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Texas Border Wall Moving Forward

The Biden administration is resuming parts of Trump's border wall in Arizona, while Texas officials move forward with plans to erect their own barriers.

Much of the work in Arizona is finishing drainage systems, repairing gates and filling in gaps where the wall was halted. Texas has much bigger plans.

"We're filling the pipeline on the land agreements. We're making progress. We're not too far off right now from starting to erect wall panels," said Mike Novak, executive director of the Texas Facilities Commission.

"First phase of our program is to deliver approximately 40 to 45 miles of permanent wall barrier. We still think we can accomplish this over the next 24 to 30 months."

During his August update, Dewey said they're continuing a 14-step easement process before construction ramps up.

"We've now begun the process of negotiating the scope of work and other details with these design build contractors that have been selected for each of the five projects" within the first phase.

Aerial View Of The Work Site Where The International Border Wall Is Being Constructed

Photo: Getty Images

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