Wall Construction Begins

Border wall construction has started with funding from the previous fiscal year. Fox News reports:

MISSION, Texas — Heavy machinery has started to roll in near the National Butterfly Center, which straddles the Mexican border. Customs and Border Protection has positioned vehicles here. And construction workers and architects have started plotting out their work for the next few months, and possibly years.

As the nation’s capital grapples over how to fund the controversial border wall, construction of a new one in the Rio Grande Valley is set to begin in the next few days.

Bentsen, a top national destination for bird watching, is located down the road from the bird center and will see one of two Rio Grande Valley border wall projects run through its property. Both plans were funded by last year’s congressional appropriations. Congress green-lighted more than $600 million for 33 miles of wall in the area.

Environmentalists are not happy.

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Unicorn76
Unicorn76
3 years ago

We have walls on lots of highways to prevent “migration” of vehicular noise to residential areas. I am not impacted by this but my taxes still pay for the walls. So where is the uproar about these high concrete walls?

Larry342516
Larry342516
3 years ago
Reply to  Unicorn76

Would you rather we keep spending tax dollars on Illegals coming into this country? This wall that is going to be build is already paid for by dollars saved on illegal immigration now and in the future.

ION
ION
3 years ago
Reply to  Unicorn76

For each illegal the state pays food, housing, medical asistence , lawyers for immigrants, judges for immigrants, transport from the border to the places of accommodation, security , transport back to the country of origin ….. for one person the amount exceeds many times dozens thousands of dollars ! Calculate how much is spent every year when 1 million illegal immigrants cross the border !

Bill
Bill
3 years ago

Come on birds can fly over the fence or wall or since it is made with steel slats the birds can be watched through the open areas in the slats. Its the Spanish speaking birds we need to stop !

Raymond F Miller
3 years ago

we’re going to have a border wall whether the communists like it r not.

THOMAS
THOMAS
3 years ago

YES ! Build the Wall !

Gerald Scott
Gerald Scott
3 years ago

Seems like it would be smarter, and more cost effective to build the whole damn thing at once! MAGA

Gerry
Gerry
3 years ago
Reply to  Gerald Scott

EXACTLY RIGHT – Gerald !!!!! It would make a lot more sense to build the whole thing now. Just get it done.

Dennis
Dennis
3 years ago

Build this wall all across our southern borders!

James
James
3 years ago

We are about the only major Country that DOESN’T have a border wall.

Build It NOW!!

zee
zee
3 years ago

Kudos ! Work That “BARRIER”. !!!
> The BIRDS ‘Will Be Okay’ !!!
I know – i & have ‘rescue ‘Birdie birds’.
>Bentsen, a top national destination for bird watching,
= ‘lighten up’ a little bit. Should Be OK W/ Intelligent
CO-OP. ♥’s Ev’ryWhere.

John
John
3 years ago

Mr Trump go ahead and build “extra” wall. Its ok you have my permission!
Best President ever….2020TRUMP2020

LARRY CHAMBERS
LARRY CHAMBERS
3 years ago

There is something wrong with our government who donates wall funding for foreign countries but not for its own. Why is that we’re so concerned with protecting countries around the world from ISIS and threats of Islam by the trillions and yet cry and pout like little children when it comes to protecting the very citizens that pay for the protection of foreign countries? There is a map you can Google that shows exactly what countries your tax dollars go to. Some receive 4+ billion annually, and yes they are countries who hate us, and yes we give China foreign aid, but what’s crazy is we turn around and borrow that money back plus interest and we don’t get a dime for the aid we give. Am I ticked?!!! You better believe I am. Google that map and let’s find a way to get it to Tump.

R. D. Roseborough
3 years ago

PRESIDENT TRUMP…STAND FIRM ON THE $5.7 BILLION FOR THE WALL. DO NOT COMPROMISE ON THAT AMOUNT!!! DECLARE AN EMERGENCY IF YOU HAVE TO, NO MATTER WHAT MCCONNELL SAYS!!! DO NOT APPROVE ANY “RED FLAG” OR OTHER GUN CONTROL LAWS, WHICH ARE JUST “GETTING THE CAMEL’S NOSE UNDER THE TENT” PLOYS BY LIBERALS AND RINOS TO SLOWLY DENY AMERICANS THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, DESPITE THE SECOND AMENDMENT. WE ELECTED YOU TO STAND FIRM AGAINST THE DEMOCRATS. DO NOT LET US DOWN!!! APPOINTING BARR TO BE ATTORNEY GENERAL WAS A MISTAKE, SINCE HE IS A PROPONENT OF RED FLAG LAWS AND OTHER GUN CONTROL MEASURES. IF HE IS APPROVED BY THE SENATE, WE CONSERVATIVES WILL BE LOOKING TO YOU TO KEEP HIM FROM PROMOTING SUCH GUN CONTROL SCHEMES!!! MAKE HIM REIN IN MUELLER AND TURN THE “INVESTIGATIONS” AROUND IN ORDER TO PUT COMEY, CLINTON, MULLER AND HIS 17 DEMOCRATS, AND ALL THOSE WHO HAVE COLLUDED TO ATTACK REPUBLICANS WHO HAVE HAD MINOR VIOLATIONS AND BRING TO JUSTICE THE REALLY EGREGIOUS VIOLATORS!!!
QUICKLY FILL THE EMPTY 9TH CIRCUIT JUDGESHIPS WITH CONSERVATIVE ORIGINALISTS!!! THIS COULD GREATLY SPEED UP GETTING YOUR (AND OUR) AGENDA MOVING FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL AMERICA!!! STAND FAST!!! WE ARE ALL BEHIND YOU!!!

Wendell Fountain
Wendell Fountain
3 years ago

I’m sorry, but I don’t believe this for a minute. According to the president, he doesn’t have the money which is a bunch of nonsense!

Ernst
Ernst
3 years ago

Thank you, President Trump. More wall means less murders and rapes of Americans!

Keep up the good work!

Robert Conner
Robert Conner
3 years ago

Use the money from El Chapo to fund the border wall and get it built, and the Democrats don’t have to fund one cent of it with NO national Emergency or shutdown over it! Just sign a new spending bill and forget about another shutdown!!

Karel Eekels
Karel Eekels
3 years ago
Reply to  Robert Conner

What I have suggested for a long time now:- $ 5.7 billion is pocket changer them …remember Pablo Escobar going back to the Colombian Medellin cartel ?;- and the US Treasury would be well served to bring back the remainder of El Chapo’s unaccounted for US dollars we could use to retire a nice large portion of the US debt! We don’t have to chase him and finds himself in custody in a US prison! The timing could not be better to take action now!

Diana
Diana
3 years ago

Yes build the wall make it deep with traps to get any tunnels attempting make sure it can’t be climbed with electricity to the top so can’t get over and alarms if tried to be cut blown up in anyway I don’t mind helping others only if they are trying to fix what’s wrong in their own countries but can’t condone those coming here illegally or in bad health use to have to have a complete physical all the shots to come to this country it needs to be Reforced look at the out break of mumps measles not to mention others they hid from us like aids that is how it got here not checking then taking Our Programs that We Paid Into that I don’t even get food stamps would help a lot now that we are retired and obama took our nest eggs for his illegal obamacare and he robbed Social Security has well

Henrye
Henrye
3 years ago

Build the wall with Elchapo’s money. There’s got to be a lot of talented construction workers in the group of military that Trump just brought back from Syria that would be very willing to be building a wall instead of getting shot at by ISIS.
Then put ID ankle bracelets on all illegals caught coming in illegally, put them by the thousands in sanctuary cities – Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles(?), Austin Texas, and any other sanctuary city however violent they may be, and inform them that if they leave the city limits that they will be immediately deported. Of course – with NO federal aid.

Alice and Dave Viera
Alice and Dave Viera
3 years ago

Build that wall. from California, Arizona and Texas. Anyone opposing the wall, should not be in congress at all. They are not for America’s safety. Do not vote for any of them.
These migrants are coming for welfare benefits especially healthcare. they bring diseases, crimes and their culture and language and religion which are not compatible with western ways. They insist that we adopt to their ways and feed, shelter and take care of all their needs, while neglecting the poor, the vets and senior citizens. Are we insane and stupid??

Sue Merriner
Sue Merriner
3 years ago

Why are we only getting 234 miles of the 2000? The rest is still unprotected.And now are faced with the need to build a wall at the northern border as well thanks to trudeau.

tom matt
tom matt
3 years ago

We all know that this is NOT about a wall or fence but about stopping the President from attaining his stated goal. If you don’t believe that ,then let’s say the $ money is to fund the “killing of more babies “. When people vote for THESE Democrats they supporting 1. open borders 2. illegals voting 3. killing babies 4.supreme court power 5.over-turning an election 6. destroying the 2nd amendment and most of all “preserving the “good old boys club as Washington members “BOTH PARTIES !!!!

ION
ION
3 years ago

The wall must be built so as its construction to be so that its demolition, when the democrats will have the power, to be as costly as its construction.

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