California To Divest From Companies Involved In Building Trump’s Wall
Democrats Still Fighting Trump Tooth And Nail
Three Democrats from California are creating a hostile environment for construction companies in the area. Basically, if any one of these construction companies signs up to build Trump’s wall, they will dissociate from the company.
Specifically, their act against the Trump administration means that state lawmakers have developed a bill that would force California to drop pension investments for any and all companies involved in helping the project.
San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting said, “This is a wall of same and we don’t want any part of it. Immigrant stories are the history of America and this is a nightmare…”
Announcement Comes After Prototypes Ordered
The announcement from Democrats came three days after the “border wall prototypes” were requested from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
According to Mercury News:
“Assembly Bill 946 would require the California Public Employee Retirement System and the California State Teachers Retirement System — the two largest public pension funds in the nation, with investments of $312 billion and $202 billion, respectively — to liquidate investments in any company involved with the wall’s construction within a year. It would also require the pension-fund management to report a list of those companies to the Legislature.
“Messages to state GOP lawmakers seeking comment were not returned Monday afternoon.
“The proposal will be carried by Ting and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, and Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella.”
Trump’s Wall Is Right Around The Corner
Despite the resistance, Trump’s wall is very real and approaching quickly. The official Presidential Executive Order read:
“Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, states that “the Secretary shall take steps to immediately plan, design and construct a physical wall along the southern border, using appropriate materials and technology to most effectively achieve complete operational control of the southern border.”
Read more about Trump’s wall here.