[VIDEO] Could these be our new border walls?

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One of the biggest issues on President Trump’s platform during the 2016 election was securing the border, which he promised to do with a big wall and lots of additional security.

He has managed to succeed on many fronts: reducing the amount of illegals who have crossed the border, and coming down hard on the MS-13 gang, one of the most violent groups of people in the country.

However, it seems getting the wall built has proven to be a bit more challenging than expected. Talks of funding the structure have seem to have stalled — however, that doesn’t mean the project has been abandoned.

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In fact, U.S. Customs and Border Protection just released a video of prototypes for the wall being built. Check it out below:

The Blaze reports:

Construction of the prototypes began on September 26th near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, according to CBP.

There are eight prototypes that range from 18 feet to 30 feet high. They are “designed to deter illegal crossings,” says the Border Protection office. They are expected to cost $3.6 million.

Four of the prototypes are made of concrete, while the other four are made of other materials.

The border wall is estimated to cost toward the higher end of $70 billion according to a report from Senate Democrats. However, a different report — from Homeland Security — says $21 billion.

Trump has continued to push Mexico to fund the wall, at least in part, as phone conversations between the president and Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto clearly indicate. Whether or not that will happen is up in the air, but it seems rather doubtful at this point.

Of course, there are creative ways to make the Mexican government pick up the tab. We’ll have to see if those avenues are explored.

[NOTE: This article was written by Michael Cantrell. Follow him on Twitter @MCantrell0928 and on Facebook.]

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