US-Mexico border: Terrible winds blow away 30ft-high wall

US-Mexico border: Terrible winds blow away 30ft-high wall

- Heavy winds caused a great deal of damage to the US-Mexico border wall

- A section of the 30ft high wall was brought down by the storm, making it fall on the Mexican side of the divide

- However, border patrol officers have said that authorities of the North American country prevented the gridlock that the development also caused

A section of the wall separating the United States (US) and Mexico was on Wednesday, January 29, brought down by terrible winds.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel revealed that the steel panels of the border between the Californian town of Calexico and Mexicali in Mexico which were affected by the storm leaned towards the North American side of the divide.

Speaking on the development, a border patrol agent, Carlos Pitones, said that Mexican authorities did much to avoid the imminent traffic gridlock on the affected street.

US-Mexico border: Terrible winds blow away 30ft high wall

A border patrol agent, Carlos Pitones, said that Mexican authorities did much to avoid the imminent traffic gridlock on the affected street (Photo credit: The Guardian)
Source: UGC

Pitones said: "The CBP will work with the construction contractor to mitigate the impact of high winds as construction continues."

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The CBP agent explained that the 30ft high wall was under construction when the incident occurred.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Donald Trump had been permitted by the US' Supreme Court to build wall projects in California, Arizona and New Mexico in a bid to discourage illegal migration.

The court's ruling, which also approved that President Trump can go ahead with the massive projects using $2.5 billion of Pentagon funds, came by five votes to four to nullify a verdict by a federal judge in California who had earlier kicked against the move.

The court in California had argued that Congress had not authorised the funds to be used for the said projects. As one of Trump's campaign promises back in 2016, the wall, opposed by Democrats, will divide the US and Mexico.

Reacting to the development, the president, on his official Twitter page, referred to the ruling as a 'big victory.'

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In another post, Legit.ng reported that Trump was expected to be impeached in the next few hours as the country's House of Representatives commenced debates on the fate of his presidency.

Trump was being charged for obstruction of Congress and abuse of power related to his dealings with Ukraine. The first article charges that the president used his public office to coerce a foreign government into attacking his political rival.

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