90 Miles From Tyranny : Private border wall construction halts after New Mexico town protests

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Private border wall construction halts after New Mexico town protests

A U.S. group building what it claims is the first private wall on the Mexican border wall on Wednesday said it had stopped construction after a New Mexico town ruled the project lacked necessary permits.

Sunland Park, New Mexico, on Tuesday ordered We Build the Wall to stop erecting the steel barrier on private land in an area that the group calls “ground zero for illegal drugs, migrants and human sex slaves coming across.” Sunland Park is located in the southeast corner of New Mexico, on the Mexican border and about 9 miles northwest of El Paso, Texas.
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The group on its website, in describing its mission, says: “If the Democrats won’t provide the funding for what the American people voted for in 2016 then we the people will.”

The group’s list of members of its advisory board and various committees and operations includes Erik Prince, the former Navy SEAL who founded the controversial private security firm Blackwater; former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach; and former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo, among others. It has raised over $23 million on its gofundmepage and vowed to resume construction.

“We just stopped last night,” Kobach, the group’s general counsel, told Fox Business. “We’ll be providing some more information to the city this morning. We’re hoping to continue very soon.”

Around half a mile of the steel fence sprang up over the Memorial Day weekend on land owned by American Eagle Brick Co. The company’s owner, Jeff Allen, declined to comment.

The wall is being built to close a gap between fencing in the El Paso, Texas, section of the border that is popular with Central American families who have been entering the United States in record numbers to seek asylum.

The gap gained widespread attention after a paramilitary group released videos in April showing its members stopping hundreds of illegal border crossers.

Fisher Sand & Gravel, a North Dakota company that put forward proposals for Trump’s border wall, is building the 18-foot-high structure. Kobach said the project was 80 percent complete.

Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea said the landowner submitted a building application but it...

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1 comment:

Peteforester said...

...Too many invaders have already crossed, and are steering OUR government... And the Dumacrats were worried about the RUSSIANS...