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「川普圍牆」無用?8款邊牆原型測試均過關 完全無法穿越

編譯吳日君/綜合30日電 2018年01月30日


邊界牆近來在聖地牙哥附近建造了八個原型,都通過了嚴格測試。(美聯社)邊界牆近來在聖地牙哥附近建造了八個原型,都通過了嚴格測試。(美聯社)

儘管紐約和華府的批評者認為川普的邊界圍牆愚蠢無用,但是邊界工作人員卻認為圍牆是有效的。邊界牆近來在聖地牙哥附近建造了八個原型,都通過了來自艾爾帕索(El Paso)及佛羅里達特種團隊的嚴格測試。

邊界巡邏隊工作22年的赫曼森(Pete Hermansen)表示,證據顯示,圍欄仍起作用。在偏遠地區,感應器和移動攝影機也許是對的選擇,但不能說圍欄無用。1980年代後期在聖地牙哥建造46哩長的圍牆前,邊界執法人員處理來自墨西哥的非法移民不堪負荷。1986年,當局逮捕了62萬9656名非法移民,幾乎是拉斯維加斯的人口總數。

今日,聖地牙哥60哩邊界幾乎完全圍起來,去年非法移民人數降至2萬6086人,降幅達95%。土桑邊界區管理主管克許(Rudy Kirsch)表示,圍牆有很大作用,減少了邊界非法移民和毒品流量。

聖地牙哥建圍牆,把非法移民推向亞利桑納州尤瑪(Yuma)一帶。海關執法人員於2006年逮捕13萬8438名非法移民,但建造了126哩圍牆後,2017年非法移民減少90%,降至1萬2847人。執法人員表示,這證明圍牆有用,但不代表需要整個美墨邊界都需要30呎高的圍牆。

川普總統談到的圍牆系統包括實體圍牆、光纖感應電纜、雷達、道路和照明。

赫曼森表示,科技是總統邊界安全計畫的一個重要部分。圍牆系統讓執法人員可掌控整個邊界情況,以及確保抓到穿越邊界的人。

根據熟悉在聖地牙哥外最新建造的八個原型隔離牆測試人士指出,由於防止攀爬及防止摔跌等特點,圍牆對割鋸、手提鑽、混凝土鋸等破壞承受程度,都優於目前邊界的設備,也幾乎不可能攀爬。

每個邊界部門都可依據需要修改圍牆設計,例如聖地牙哥圍牆就和亞利桑納州尤瑪沙漠(Yuma desert)、土桑山(Tucson Mountains)或Rio Grande山谷的圍牆不同。

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Contractors To Build Border Wall Prototypes

Published on Aug 31, 2017


Four companies selected to build prototypes for Trump's border wall

By Alex Pappas
  Published August 31, 2017



As President Trump battles with Congress over funding, four companies have been selected by the federal government to build concrete prototypes of the president’s long-promised wall along the border with Mexico.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that Caddell Construction Company of Montgomery, Ala.; Fisher Sand & Gravel of Tempe, Ariz.; Texas Sterling Construction Company of Houston, Texas; and WG Yates and Sons Construction of Philadelphia, Miss. have been awarded contracts.

The agency issued requests for proposals in March for multiple prototypes.

“Through the construction of prototypes, we are partnering with the industry to identify the best way to build new and replacement infrastructure along our border before we make further investments,” Customs and Border Protection Acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello said during a Thursday press conference.

Vitiello said the agency asked for conceptual wall designs using reinforced concrete and alternative material to construct multiple wall prototypes in the San Diego, Calif. area.

“The prototypes and resulting wall infrastructure will complement the various other tools that we employ to secure our borders,” he said.

The president issued an executive order in January that called for securing “the southern border of the United States through the immediate construction of a physical wall on the southern border, monitored and supported by adequate personnel so as to prevent illegal immigration, drug and human trafficking and acts of terrorism.”

The Republican-controlled Congress has yet to pass a spending resolution to keep the government fully operational past Sept. 30. Trump has suggested he’s willing to shut down the government in order to get funding to build a wall on the border with Mexico.

“Believe me, if we have to close down our government, we're building that wall,” the president said during a rally in Arizona last week.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/31/four-companies-selected-to-build-prototypes-for-trumps-border-wall.html



ICE chief praises Trump, plans to send more agents to sanctuary cities

BY JOSH DELK - 07/18/17 05:00 PM EDT

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan on Tuesday said he plans to further crack down on undocumented immigrants by sending more resources and agents to sanctuary cities.

Homan told Washington Examiner on Tuesday that he plans to address "ludicrous" sanctuary cities.

"In the America I grew up in, cities didn't shield people who violated the law," Homan told the publication. “What I want to get is a clear understanding from everybody, from the congressmen to the politicians to law enforcement to those who enter the country illegally, that ICE is open for business."

"We’re going to enforce the laws on the books without apology, we’ll continue to prioritize what we do,” Homan continued. “But it’s not OK to violate the laws of this country anymore, you’re going to be held accountable.” 

During his interview with the Examiner, Homan also praised the Trump administration, saying it has "taken the handcuffs off law enforcement," allowing them to address immigration more thoroughly.

"You can like President Trump, not like him, like his policies, not like his policies, but one thing no one can argue with is the effect they've had," said Homan.

According to Homan, illegal border crossings have decreased by 70 percent under Trump and arrests inside the country have increased by 40 percent.

The 30-year immigration agency veteran also said he has gotten a green light to hire 10,000 new immigration agents, who will work to arrest illegal criminals sheltered in sanctuary cities and elsewhere.

Sanctuary cities are jurisdictions with policies limiting cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration agents and include cities such as New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Austin.

President Trump campaigned on cracking down on illegal immigration and stepping up border security.










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