The $1.6 trillion border wall project that was supposed to be built in two years was finally finished, marking the first major expansion in the construction of the nearly 40-mile barrier that has been described as “the most important and complex construction project in American history.”
The $1,200 million barrier, called the Southern Border Wall, will separate two countries.
The barrier will also provide security for the nation’s 2 million-plus immigrants.
It will also help prevent future illegal crossings, but the wall’s completion came as Trump and his administration pushed ahead with plans to build a new border barrier, which they are currently working on.
The new wall will also be a major boost to the border construction industry, which has been in the news for the first time since Trump became president.