Of all of now-President Trump’s 2016 campaign promises, one tends to stand out: Building a “big, beautiful wall” on the southern border of the United States.
This campaign directive was unmistakable, not only as profound symbol of then-candidate Trump’s commitment to an America First policy, but also for its tangible and measurable nature. We would see a President actually create something useful for the first time in years. This wouldn’t be the online boondoggle of the ironically-named Affordable Care Act, nor would this be some far-off piece of diplomacy. We would be able to reach out and touch the fulfilled promise when it was all said and done.
Unfortunately, thanks to the “resistance” infiltration of the Democratic Party, Trump’s border wall has been stymied and stagnated from the word “go”.
Now, even private companies building the wall on private land are being told to cease and desist.
A group that’s building a border wall with private funds at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas was told to halt construction, officials say.
We Build the Wall, a Florida-based group that boasts $25 million in donations, wants to construct the fencing to support President Donald Trump’s efforts to create the barrier on the southern U.S. border. The group has already built approximately one mile of fencing in New Mexico near El Paso, Texas, The New York Times reported.
Now the group wants to build a second wall that’s about three miles long and 18 feet tall along the Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas.
But they are now getting some litigious pushback.
We Build the Wall submitted “general information” last week for the project to the International Boundary and Water Commission, foreign affairs officer Sally Spener told McClatchy in an email. The U.S.-Mexico commission oversees issues that arise from boundary, water, sanitation and flood control treaties between the countries.
On Friday, the commission asked for more information about the project to determine whether it met requirements in the 1970 Boundary Treaty, according to an email obtained by McClatchy. The email was sent to a civil engineer for Fisher Industries and Kris Kobach, the former Kansas secretary of state who’s on the group’s advisory board.
A part of the review by the International Boundary and Water Commission is to determine whether the wall will obstruct waterways or violate the treaty with Mexico, according to the email.
“We asked that they not continue construction until our review process has been completed,” Spener said.
Kolfage has been defiant, however, and posted on social media after the news that bulldozers were “burning and churning” – a reference to their continued work on the border barrier.
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