Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s vaunted border wall is not likely to run the entire length of the 2,200-mile border between the United States and Mexico.
The attorney general told GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina that he does not know how long the border wall will ultimately be, but that he does not expect it will cover the full extent of the border zone.
Trump himself has previously suggested that a border wall need not cover every stretch of the border, as natural barriers deter passage and unlawful entry.
“It’s a 2,000 mile border, but you don’t need 2,000 miles of wall because you have a lot of natural barriers,” the president told reporters aboard Air Force One in July. “You have mountains. You have some rivers that are violent and vicious. You have some areas that are so far away that you don’t really have people crossing.”
Prototypes of a border wall have been erected near San Diego, Calif.
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