One of Donald Trump’s main campaign promises is beginning to take shape with the announcement that, as early as this summer, prototypes for the much-ballyhooed southern border wall will begin being built. Up to 20 different samples will be erected alongside the existing structure in Otay Mesa, which is near San Diego.
Four-hundred-and-fifty companies submitted plans and designs for the wall and the 20 prototypes will be chosen from that group. The area selected is on federal land and 120 feet from the Mexican border.
Each prototype will be 30 feet high and 30 feet in length at a cost of $200,000 to a half-million dollars each, according to a report by the Associated Press. The funds will be raised by transferring capital from parts of the Department of Homeland Security budget. The prototype project will not be affected by the Democrats in the Senate blocking Trump’s $1 billion request for border wall funding.
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