Building a wall along the US-Mexican border may feature high in the list of President-elect Donald Trump's most controversial campaign promises - along with his brash statement that Mexico will have to pay for it. While the question of who will foot the bill has not been settled yet, other details about Trump's Mexican wall endeavor have emerged that sound less bombastic as they did during the campaign.
It turns out the wall won't be 2,000 miles long to cover the entirety of the border after all.
Brandon Judd, the head of the Border Patrol Agents' Union and an adviser to President-elect's transition team said in an interview on National Public Radio this week that the wall will only be built in "strategic locations" and that there is already steel fencing along 10-15 percent of the border and that an additional 15 percent of reinforcement will be needed as many areas are covered by rough terrain where a wall would not make sense. He adds this would equal around 200-300 miles in additional construction.