Contractor Requirements For Trump’s Wall
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The bid for Trump’s wall has just ended and prototypes are being built in June. The contractors’ requirements include that the wall must be 30 feet tall, 6 feet into the ground, and able to withstand assault, un-climbable, aesthetically pleasing, and also able to withstand digging or tunneling.
Hundreds of contractors have put in bids, but only a few will be chosen in the end. Despite the many pros and cons of the construction project itself, some contractors say the job is already putting them in danger.
Michael Ysasaga from the Penna Group revealed:
“We’ve been getting a lot of angry callers, including death threats. At some point, I think we’re going to be facing some hostiles, and probably get shots taken at us.”
While this job will be dangerous, the “Trump Effect” has already shown lower and lower numbers at the border. In March, immigration arrests drastically dropped.
Border Arrests Drop In March Due To Trump Effect
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According to The Hill:
“Apprehensions had already plummeted 40 percent in February compared to January, a reversal of historical trends that saw border crossings rise progressively over the first quarter of each year.
“The number marks the fewest illegal immigration detentions at the southern border in at least 17 years. The Department of Homeland Security is expected to release official numbers Wednesday.”
67 Percent Drop From Last Year
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Hot Air reveals these are the lowest numbers in seven years:
“Illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border has continued to fall under President Trump, dropping 67 percent through the end of March, the former border commissioner told Congress on Tuesday… “It’s actually up to 67 percent drop compared to last year,” David V. Aguilar, a former chief of the Border Patrol and former acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, told the Senate Homeland Security Committee…
“Mr. Aguilar said these kinds of drops have occurred before, during the Reagan administration, after Congress passed a broad amnesty granting legal status to millions of illegal immigrants, and promised to get tough on enforcement.”