Migrant from Oaxaca near the top of the border wall. Migrant from Oaxaca near the top of the border wall. afp

Border wall climb in just under 2 minutes

But even that's too long, complained a man who helped a colleague get across

How long does it take to cross the Mexico-United States border wall near Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua?

It was just under two minutes for a migrant from Oaxaca this week.

But even that wasn’t fast enough, said one of his colleagues, who felt he should have been up and over the six-meter barrier in half that time.

“He couldn’t climb, he took too long.”

The illegal crossing required the help of three men, one to help the climber get to the top — serving as a stepladder — and two to serve as lookouts.

Once at the top the fence came the next challenge: dropping to U.S. soil on the other side. After a successful jump, he ran to seek cover among a line of nearby houses to avoid an encounter with the Border Patrol.

The need for speed in climbing the wall is about to become more acute as several hundred National Guard troops — out of a total 4,000 — are already on their way to provide support to the Border Patrol.

The deployment follows an order signed Wednesday by U.S. President Donald Trump to address what the administration sees as an “unacceptable” flow of drugs, criminal activity and illegal immigrants.

Source: Agence France Presse (sp), Fox News (en)

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