Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
World | By Ernestine Jimenez

Trump wall details - | Continuous News Coverage | Corpus Christi

Trump wall details - | Continuous News Coverage | Corpus Christi

As the Trump administration advanced plans to erect a multibillion-dollar wall on the southern border, the leader of Mexico's national governors association said on Saturday in Washington that President Donald Trump's budget proposal proves that U.S. taxpayers will foot the bill. The specifics are technical within reason, reflecting Trump's mission to restrict border crossings. One was for a solid concrete barrier, the other called for a similar structure containing see-through openings, apparently for border guards' use.

Immigration activists are expected to protest construction of the wall, deploying tactics learned during the long, bitter protests over construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

ABC-7 also learned new details on requirements for the wall requested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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"The wall design shall include anti-climb topping features that prevent scaling using common and more sophisticated climbing aids (e.g. grappling hooks, handholds, etc.)", the agency said in the proposal request.

Almost 200 companies from 41 states have signaled their interest in being selected to work on President Trump's proposed southern border wall, according to the February 28 article.

Marshall said he was glad to see the border wall go up.

"The north side of wall [the USA facing side] shall be aesthetically pleasing in color, have an anti-climb texture, etc, to be consistent with the general surrounding environment", the proposal said. It does not address the aesthetics of the Mexican side.

Contractors will show off their mockups with a 10-by-10-foot prototype at an undisclosed location in San Diego.

As the Associated Press reports, the administration is asking for contractors to submit a proposal that will include a 30-foot wall that would take at least an hour to cut through.

And don't even think about breaching the wall.

The agency said the goal is to have a 30-foot wall, but it will accept proposals as low as 18 feet.

The move starts the bidding on President Donald Trump's signature campaign issue - a wall on the Mexican border - as Congress considers funding requests the administration made Thursday for $1.5 billion this year and $2.6 billion next year to begin building the wall.

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