Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is setting his sights on completing President Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall in two years, he said Wednesday, THE HILL reports.
“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 told Fox News in an interview. “I really hope to have it done within the next two years.”
In his first interview since being sworn in as secretary of Homeland Security, THE HILL says, Kelly called for the quick construction of the wall and laid out the need for a robust force of Border Patrol agents.
“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… “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.