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Last panel of border fencing installed near Naco Port of Entry

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Courtesy: U.S. Customs & Border Protection Courtesy: U.S. Customs & Border Protection
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Granite Construction crews installed the final border fence panel earlier today, near Arizona's Naco Port of Entry.


This completes the replacement of an estimated 7.5 miles of outdated primary pedestrian fencing along the U.S-Mexico border. 


Plans for the replacement fencing began four years ago. Funding was approved last year as part of the 2016 fiscal budget. The overall project, which includes replacement fencing, road improvements, and improvements to low water crossings, is expected to be completed next month.


The replacement fence creates greater resistance to illegal crossings, and improves situational awareness of illegal activities along the immediate border.
Of the 262 linear miles of border patrolled by Tucson Sector agents, approximately 210 miles have some type of pedestrian or vehicle barrier.

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