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Border Patrol Chief In San Diego Discusses Border Wall Replacement Project

Bulldozer preparing the ground for border infrastructure replacement near Bor...

Credit: Courtesy U.S. Border Patrol

Above: Bulldozer preparing the ground for border infrastructure replacement near Border Field State Park, San Diego May 31, 2018.

Border Patrol Chief In San Diego Discusses Border Wall Replacement Project

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Rodney Scott, chief patrol agent, Border Patrol San Diego sector

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Construction is underway to replace a 14-mile stretch of border fencing between the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego County.

Construction is underway to replace a 14-mile stretch of border fencing between the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego County.

Customs and Border Protection has called it one of the Border Patrol's "top priority projects." The existing barrier will be replaced with a taller concrete barrier.

How is the project expected to change border security in San Diego County and could the project push illegal immigration further into the desert?

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Rodney Scott, chief patrol agent with the Border Patrol's San Diego sector, discusses the status of the project with KPBS Fronteras reporter Jean Guerrero.

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