Contractors Start Building Border Wall Prototypes

Katrina Barker
September 29, 2017

Construction crews broke ground on eight prototypes for the wall in San Diego Tuesday.

Each prototype will be 18-30 feet high. Customs and Border Protection expect the building process to last thirty days. "We have walls. I don't know if you know: We're already starting to fix a lot of the walls we already have", he said.

The country's Customs and Border Protection may select several contractors or none.

Officials in the San Diego area are preparing for protests against the controversial project and have erected miles of fencing and enacted parking bans, the Los Angeles Times reported.

A CBP spokesman said the prototypes will function primarily for study.

For many, the construction of these prototypes is nothing more than political banter. President Trump initially asked Congress for $1.5 billion for the final wall but it is yet uncertain whether that figure will change.

The concrete prototype would allow CBP to evaluate the potential of a new barrier design to complement the wall the agency has used along the border in recent years, according to another statement.

"They take drugs, literally, and they throw it, a hundred pounds of drugs". Trump said. "Believe it or not, this is the kind of thing that happens". He later added, "We're going to build the wall, it's coming along great". Instead, they continue to wing it: Trump and Democratic leadership recently struck a three-month stopgap measure forestalling any such showdown until December, even though the president has insisted repeatedly that a spending bill include federal dollars specifically for a "wall".

On the campaign trail and early in his administration, Trump had said repeatedly that Mexico would pay for the wall's construction - a proposition that has also been repeatedly rejected by Mexican leaders.

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