President Trump’s border wall has begun. Customs and Border Protection started building eight prototypes of border wall in San Diego. They will be as much as 30 feet high and 30 feet long. Four of them will be made of concrete, and the other four with “other materials.”
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is suing to stop the construction because it violates environmental laws. and a 2005 law which allows Homeland Security to waive laws for border barriers, including ones set by the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Air Act, and Endangered Species Act. has expired.
Concrete barriers and chain-link fences have been erected across the building area, to prevent protesters reaching the construction site.
Ronald Vitiello, Customs and Border Protection acting deputy commissioner, announced the construction:
“We are committed to securing our border and that includes constructing border walls.
“Our multi-pronged strategy to ensure the safety and security of the American people includes barriers, infrastructure, technology and people.
“Moving forward with the prototypes enables us to continue to incorporate all the tools necessary to secure our border.”
Millions of Americans don’t support president’s $1.6 Billion vanity wall. A few fences and special zones probably won’t hold back the coming protests.