Construction of Donald Trump's border wall starts

Construction On Border Wall Prototypes To Be Built Within A Month

It's expected that sometime this week construction of prototypes for President Trump's controversial border wall will begin.

"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".

Last month the Trump administration said it had selected four construction companies to build concrete prototypes for a wall, which will be will be 30 feet (9 meters) tall and about 30 feet wide and will be tested in San Diego.

According to Customs and Border Protection, the prototypes will be finished within 30 days. The walls are to range between 18 and 30 feet high and succeed in one prevailing goal: "deter illegal crossings in the area in which they are constructed".

In its most recent effort to dispel further confusion, Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote in a statement late last month, "As the Mexican government has always stated, our country will not pay, under any circumstances, for a wall or physical barrier built on US territory along the Mexican border".

Mr. Trump during the campaign said he wanted to see a border-long wall, but more recently has said between 700 and 900 miles need a barrier. Construction began on prototype designs for a border wall in a fenced-off area in Otay Mesa yesterday.

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The San Diego City Council passed a resolution last week expressing the city's intent to divest from companies involved in the construction, financing and/or design of the wall.

"The border wall is a stupid idea", Councilman David Alvarez said.

Estimates for the cost of the border wall have ranged up to $38 billion.

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, who represents California's border region, also has taken a stand against the project, arguing that there are bigger enforcement problems in the border area, such as tunnels used to smuggle people and drugs into the United States.

The money for the process came from $20 million that Congress authorized the Department of Homeland Security to pull from other places in the budget earlier this year.

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