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Project Area: Homeland Security and Area

project area: According to the notice, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will replace the existing barriers with bollard walls to deter and prevent illegal crossings, according to CTV. Bollard walls are made up of sturdy, vertical posts that are spaced to provide visibility to the other side but are difficult to walk through There is presently a need to construct physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the border of the United States to deter illegal crossings in the project area, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in the notice. The notice published in the Federal Register said the area extends around 20 miles 32 kilometres west of the Santa Teresa Port of Entry. The targeted area is part of the U.S. Border Patrol's El Paso Sector that federal officials say remains an active route for human smuggling and drug trafficking. Santa Teresa, New Mexico -- a booming industrial border town -- is west of El Paso, Texas. In 2016, officials said the Border Patrol in the sector arrested more than 25,000 immigrant suspended of trying to enter the country illegally and seized around 67,000 pounds of marijuana. ( As reported in the news.