Published: Sun, September 10, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

DHS Seeks Designs for 'See-Through' Section of Trump's Wall

DHS Seeks Designs for 'See-Through' Section of Trump's Wall

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded four companies separate contracts worth up to $500,000 each to develop prototypes of a proposed border wall between the US and Mexico, The New York Times reported Thursday.

When people drive near the Tecate border crossing, about 39 miles south-east of US city San Diego, they can see a photo of a giant toddler standing in Mexico and peering over the steel border wall that divides the two countries.

Second, they will provide an innovative perspective in the application of new materials which will allow CBP to evaluate the potential for new wall and barrier designs to complement the current wall and barrier used along the Southwest border.

CBP officials will meet with the vendors and determine construction timeline and expect construction of the prototypes to begin in the fall in San Diego.

The wall was a hot-button issue in Trump's campaign previous year.

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Democrats have said they will oppose any bill that includes a penny for the wall.

JR said he hopes that while the artwork is up for another month or so, discussion happens not just between people on either side of the wall, but across the border itself.

Brian Segee, a senior attorney for the center, said in prepared statement that the use of waivers by DHS shows a "dangerous disregard" for the environment. That suit challenges the constitutionality of Homeland Security's ability to waive environmental rules along the border to speed the project. "We need to halt these unconstitutional waivers once and for all, here in San Diego".

In addition to the Hispanic-owned KWR Construction of Sierra Vista, Ariz., the winners are: Caddell Construction of Montgomery, Ala.; ELTA North America of Annapolis Junction, Md.; and W. G. Yates & Sons Construction in Philadelphia, Miss. "Like for us we know all the implications, what it represents, how it divides, but for a kid, I didn't have the answer", he said, Associated Press reported. KWR Construction General Manager Al Anderson said in April that the company has faced backlash for its work on border projects in the past, including crews on site having rocks thrown at them from the Mexican side of the border.

Both Caddell and W.G. Yates & Sons were also selected for concrete wall proposals.

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