Construction of US-Mexico border wall prototypes begins despite lack of funding

29 September, 2017, 00:42 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Ceneta by Bob Price26 Sep 2017 San Diego CA0 26 Sep 2017 26 Sep 2017

With the news that federal contractors have started to build prototypes of United States president Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, how about taking a look at some of the world's longest barriers?

In its most recent effort to dispel further confusion, Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote in a statement late last month, "As the Mexican government has always stated, our country will not pay, under any circumstances, for a wall or physical barrier built on USA territory along the Mexican border".

Bidding documents say four of the prototypes are to be solid concrete and four are to be made of "other materials".

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It's expected that sometime this week construction of prototypes for President Trump's controversial border wall will begin. CBP's acting deputy commissioner, Ronald Vitiello, said the agency is committed to securing the border and "that includes constructing border walls".

"They take drugs, literally, and they throw it, a hundred pounds of drugs".

The border wall was a central part of Trump's presidential election campaign.

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Eight prototypes will be built ranging from 18 to 30 feet high and stretching 30 feet long. "And I think also to be honest with you a see-through wall would look better", Trump said.

The US President had promised a "big, attractive wall" at the border with Mexico.

A recent USA Today poll of all members of Congress found that 69 of 292 GOP lawmakers said they would back devoting $1.6 billion to start building the wall. However, money to renovate three miles of border protection in the city of Calexico, California, has been approved.

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San Diego police and the county sheriff's department have helped set up a "free speech zone" nearby for people to demonstrate, but Mr Villarreal said he knew of no organised plans to protest.

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