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Watch as asylum seekers jump over the border during a news report on an improved wall AP Photo/Gregory Bull
People pass border wall prototypes as they stand near the border with Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in San Diego. Companies are nearing an Oct. 26 deadline to finish building eight prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

While the debate over how to secure our nation’s southern border continues, MSNBC footage, featured above, recently captured what many would consider proof enough of our need for protection solutions.

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Perhaps ironically, the report aired as an “up close look at Trump’s border wall as prototypes near completion.”

President Trump ran on a campaign promise for a border wall, but several groups, including a border wildlife preservation organization and the majority of Texans in at least one poll, remain opposed to the construction.

There is also the question of who will pay for the proposed border wall, not to mention effectiveness:

In the footage shown above, the group crossed over a wall similar to those currently being considered to enhance and complete the already standing 650 miles of border fence currently in place.

Only 1,338 miles to go.

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