A private group is in the talks with the Trump administration and plans to build a wall and donate it to the US government.
We Build the Wall Inc., founded by Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage supports President Donald Trump’s effort to secure the US-Mexico border.
They are now in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security and its border agency, US Customs and Border Protection since October, fully intent to move forward with the wall construction.
The group previously raised millions of dollars through a GoFundMe campaign and launched two wall projects built on private land – an act that prevents them from any government intervention.
Kolfage said in an interview that his group’s latest project will be built on federal land, which will be then given back to the government.
This move, however, will mean they have to go through and adhere to numerous rules and regulations, and may need the government to initiate a bid for the said project.
So far, the majority of the Trump administration’s border wall effort has been about replacing sub
par barriers with enhanced wall systems.
They were met with a number of legal challenges as well, which slowed down construction in some of the areas along the US-Mexico border.
Despite the said challenges, Trump proudly shared the administration’s progress at his State of the Union address, and promised to complete over 500 miles by early 2021.
CBP refused to comment when asked if they would allow or assist the group to launch their project on federal land.
Instead, they said, should the group We Build the Wall Inc. wished to push through with their plan, the government will need to provide access for the construction to precede.
Kolfage has met his fair share of criticisms, yet he said in an interview that his group is only trying to make America safer, and that they are now the “game-changer for border security.”