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The Weekend: an interview with Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan

Sep 16, 2020

Angela Kocherga interviews CBP Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan during a visit to El Paso on August 26, 2020 to tour the border wall.
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The Trump administration is replacing portions of the border wall in El Paso with a new barrier.
Credit Angela Kocherga / KTEP News

El PASO --KTEP's Angela Kocherga interviews Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan during a stop in El Psao to tour a section of border wall.  Morgan talked about what he calls the "wall system" and answered questions about a private barrier built by "We Build the Wall." The founder of that organization and president Trump's former adviser Steve Bannon were indicted for fraud and money laundering tied to the fundraising for the private wall.  Morgan also answered questions about holding migrant children picked up by Border Patrol in hotels before they are quickly deported as well as the border shutdown to all but essential travel during the pandemic.

Vehicles wait in line on the Paso del Norte International Bridge linking El Paso and Ciudad Juarez.
Credit Angela Kocherga / KTEP News