Work Begins on 8 Prototypes for Trump's Border Wall in Otay Mesa

Ceneta by Bob Price26 Sep 2017 San Diego CA0 26 Sep 2017 26 Sep 2017

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".

Supervisor Greg Cox said it is important for the county to take precautionary measures since the federal government is moving forward with building prototypes for the border wall proposed by President Donald Trump. "Our multi-pronged strategy to ensure the safety and security of the American people include barriers, infrastructure, technology and people".

Caddell Construction Co. of Montgomery, Alabama, and W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co. of Philadelphia, Mississippi, were awarded contracts to build one wall of concrete and one of other materials.




"Prototypes constructed from alternate materials will serve two important ends", according to a CBP statement.

The eight prototype designs "will be between 18-30 feet high", says CBS News, "and will inform future design standards which will likely continue to evolve to meet the US Border Patrol's requirements". He has also appeared to acknowledge he won't require border wall funding to be part of a possible deal to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. "We're spending a tremendous amount of money and we're going to have that". "So you need to have a great wall - but it needs to be see-through". "The new designs would be added to our menu of existing designs, and allow us to tailor a specific wall design to the unique demands of individual areas of the border". The prototypes are expected to be finished within 30 days.

Vitiello emphasized that CBP is looking for a "more holistic view" on border security, including cameras, sensors and an enforcement zone in the wall plan. In fact, the prototypes can be disassembled after construction. "There is no funding for it in Congress", Hiram Soto, spokesman for the activist group Alliance San Diego, told Los Angeles Times.

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