In an interview with Fox News, John F. Kelly, Homeland Security secretary, says he wants the U.S. Mexico border wall to be finished in 2 years.
“The wall will be built where it’s needed first, and then it will be filled in. That’s the way I look at it,” Kelly said. “I really hope to have it done within the next two years.”
In his first interview since he has been sworn in as secretary of Homeland Security, Kelly called for a speedy construction of the wall and the laid out the need for Border Patrol at the wall.
“Any discussion about the protection of our southwest border involves discussion of physical barriers but also of technological sensors, things like that,” he said. “But it’s a layered approach, and it’s got to be backed up by great men and women who are going to make sure that the wall is intact.”
Retired Marine general, Kelly is the Cabinet member who is in charge of the construction of the wall which is one of the Donald Trump’s main campaign promises.
In the interview, Kelly confirmed the statement of the construction of the wall would begin in the months to come.
There is still no certain plan on who will pay for the way. It is reported that the border wall would cost tens of billions of dollars.
Even though the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, repeatedly refused to pay for the wall, Kelly voiced his confidence that the funding for the wall will come soon.
“I think the funding will come relatively quickly and like I said, we will build it where it’s needed first as identified by the men and women who work the border,” he said.