Outside of San Diego, California, companies are fighting for the opportunity to make Trump’s dream come true and built a wall between California and Mexico to the south. Trump has tasked a number of companies with the challenge to build a wall prototype that can keep illegal immigrants out of the country. And when the prototypes are done, Trump will select which one he thinks will best keep illegal immigrants out of the country and Americans safe from the drug trade.
Drone footage has captured labor teams working to create eight different prototypes for the president to view. In the footage, you’ll see the labors working to build these wall prototypes out in the California desert near San Diego. Which type of wall do you think will win with President Trump?
Construction began at the end of September. And the Customs and Border Patrol recently invited reporters to come and check out the hard work construction companies are doing to impress Trump. Crowds were excited to see what these companies have been up to.
Most of the prototypes are built from concrete. But this does not satisfy President Trump’s requirements because he wants a wall that Border agents can look through to see people on the other side.
These prototypes are supposed to be 30 feet high and 30 feet wide. This will give the President enough wall to view to choose what will go across the southern border of the United States.
While four walls will be made from concrete, Trump requested the other four to be made from “other materials.” It is unclear what this means.
The southern border wall was one of Trump’s largest campaign promises. And despite opposition, he is pushing forward to get the massive project started. Although Trump promised to have Mexico pay for it, they said they will not foot the bill for the wall.
Trump still promises to get Mexico to pay for the wall eventually but in the meantime, he wants American taxpayers to pay for the costs of labor and materials to make the some 600 mile wall across the southern border of the United States.
Builders have about three more weeks to build their prototypes. Then the CBP will pick up to several winners or none if they’re not satisfied.
The border agency said the prototypes “will inform future design standards which will likely continue to evolve to meet the US Border Patrol’s requirements.”
Because the border wall faces a lot of political opposition, the CBP has prepared for massive protests and has created a “Free Speech Zone” for people to gather and peacefully protest the building of the wall.
When the prototype building began, Ronald Vitiello, CBP’s acting deputy commissioner said in a statement:
“We are committed to securing our border and that includes constructing border walls. Our multi-pronged strategy to ensure the safety and security of the American people includes barriers, infrastructure, technology and people. Moving forward with the prototypes enables us to continue to incorporate all the tools necessary to secure our border.”