Prototype construction begins on Trump's border wall

Trump wall prototype to be built this week

"Our multi-faceted strategy for maintaining the security of the American people includes obstacles, infrastructure, technology and people", - said the Deputy head of the United States customs Ronald Vitiello.

The prototypes are expected to take about 30 days to complete and the evaluation process will take roughly three months.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry.

The prototypes CBP solicited called for a wall about 30 feet tall, one made of concrete and the other incorporating potentially alternate materials with a see-through component.

Four of the prototypes are concrete walls and four are nonconcrete designs, all selected from dozens of proposals submitted by contractors earlier this year.

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Eight prototypes are being built on the construction site that is close to the existing high-security fence, which marks the border through San Diego and extends along the east. He has also appeared to acknowledge he won't require border wall funding to be part of a possible deal to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

"If you're in favor of the wall, you're entitled to speak in favor of it but peacefully, and that's what we're asking for".

An area has been designated in Otay Mesa, near the U.S. Mexico border where large crowds may gather in a "free speech zone". "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".

Besides this, the administration and some congressional Republicans have entertained games of chicken over inserting wall money in must-pass appropriations legislation butting up against funding deadlines. "The border can become efficient and safe with investments in infrastructure and technology instead of wasting billions of taxpayer dollars for a wall, which will accomplish nothing".

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