Connect with us

Court Showdown Over Our New Wall On Friday – Fisher Industries: “They Can’t Stop Us Now”

Published

on

The same thing happened when we built our first section of border wall in New Mexico. We prevailed in court & got it done. This is basically a do-over except in Texas. We’re ready to get back to work and get that sucker up!

“Friday, the company that has been privately contracted to build a portion of border wall in the Rio Grande Valley is set for a showdown with the federal government in a McAllen, TX court.

With money raised by patriotic citizens from around the country in a viral crowdfunding campaign, Fisher Industries was engaged by non-profit We Build The Wall to build a crucial barrier in a highly-trafficked border crossing zone in Mission, TX. They began the clearing process late last year, but their work was forced to a grinding halt shortly after the local social justice brigade began shrieking.

The National Butterfly Center (NBC), a nature preserve close to the worksite, along with a zealous local Catholic Priest, denounced the border security project. In particular, the NBC claimed that the project violates The Treaty of Nov. 23, 1970, wherein the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) was given jurisdiction to decide what could be built on the Mexican and American sides of the Rio Grande River. Over time, the IBWC has gained immense power to decide policies at the U.S. southern border with Mexico.

The IBWC is half-controlled by United States officials, and half by Mexican officials. It, like our neighbors to the south, is known for its corruption. Allegations against it include “Spying on employees, altering federal documents, [and] giving yourself (or a friend) a pay raise…” Its public relations lead on the U.S. side, Lori Kuczmanski, is a known hater of We Build The Wall.

On Dec. 5, the federal government ordered an injunction that initially halted Fisher Industries and We Build The Wall from continuing their work. Shortly thereafter, We Build The Wall was dropped as a party to the lawsuit, and the injunction was amended to allow certain operations to continue.

The concern, according to the IBWC, is a water-level rise in the Rio Grande Valley that would impact the natural habitat near the worksite. We Build The Wall founder Brian Kolfage and other leaders of the border security group are keen on noting that such environmental impact studies are not really a concern when building occurs on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande.

Specifically, the injunction stopped Fisher Industries from “constructing a bollard structure, wall or similar structure, pouring concrete or any other permanent structure within the floodplain within the floodplain of the Rio Grande River,” as well as “Shaving, grading or cutting of the bank of the Rio Grande River along the portion described in paragraph (a) until such time as USIBWC fulfills its analysis and other requirements pursuant to the 1970 Treaty
between the United States and Mexico,” according to court documents obtained by The Rundown News.

However, Fisher Industries was granted the ability “to clear and grub, construct the trench in which [Fisher Industries] propose to construct the bollard wall, place rebar and conduit in the trench and seed and plant those portions of the bank which have been graded.”

This nuance was lost among the mainstream press, which billed the court’s decision as a win for its own leftist, anti-borders agenda.

Speaking with The Rundown News, Fisher Industries owner Tommy Fisher was optimistic. He said that using the IWBC’s own computer models, the group found that their project will not raise the water levels of the Rio Grande River by any significant degree.

“I don’t think there’s anything they can do to hold us up now,” he said. “We performed the models the way they wanted.”

Fisher Industries was also recently awarded a $400 million contract from the Pentagon to build sections of border wall at the direction of the federal government.”

Story compiled by Jeff Rainforth for We Build the Wall, Inc. Follow Jeff on Facebook for live border videos & coverage.

DONATE NOW TO BUILD THE WALL WITH BRIAN KOLFAGE, CLICK BELOW:

CHECK DONATIONS:
We Build the Wall, Inc.
PO Box 131567 Houston, Texas 77219-1567

The official wall fundraiser & construction site is at www.webuildthewall.us
Follow Brian Kolfage on Twitter HERE
Like his verified Facebook page HERE

Contacts:
Jennifer Lawrence – Communications Director
[email protected]
Cell: 845-800-1552

Facebook Comments

 

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

Trending Now on We Build the Wall News


Mexican Protesters Block American Border Traffic In AZ, Demand Virus Screening

Published

on

...

* By

I’m pretty sure the irony of the situation isn’t lost on anyone.

“Protesters on the Mexican side of a border crossing with Arizona blocked southbound lanes Wednesday demanding the Mexican government require health screening for travelers entering from the United States to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

A group called the Sonorenses Por la Salud y la Vida (Sonorans for Health and Life) parked two trucks in the vehicle lanes leading away from the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry connecting the twin border cities of Ambo Nogales at around 1 p.m. Less than a dozen protesters, donning masks and gloves, held up signs that either read #QuedateEnCasa (#StayHome) or called on Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to up his response to the outbreak.

“There are no health screenings by the federal government to deal with this pandemic,” Jose Luis Hernandez, the leader of the protest, told the Arizona Republic. “That’s why we’re here in Nogales. We’ve taken this action to call on the Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to act now.

Last week, both the U.S. and Mexican governments banned all non-essential travel across the border, with some exceptions for medical emergencies, work and school. U.S. Customs and Border Control have ramped up medical screenings at U.S.-Mexico ports of entry, including the one admitting people into Ambos Nogales, Ariz.

Protesters said Mexican officials haven’t taken the same degree of precaution. The state of Sonora deployed health officials to several border crossings, including the DeConcini Port of Entry, but only has staff stationed at pedestrian lanes, USA Today reported.

Mexican Public Health Secretariat staff have also set up tables near the border crossing where they hand out literature about COVID-19, provide hand sanitizer and offer temperature screenings, Nogales International reported. It is not required to have your temperature taken to pass through a port of entry into Mexico.

The blockade shut down all southbound traffic at the DeConcini Port of Entry for hours until it was eventually reopened around 5:30 p.m., U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Nogales said. Officers with the Nogales Police Department redirected traffic to the Mariposa Port of Entry on the west side of the city.

“Nogales Police anticipates demonstrations may continue tomorrow. The closure of any Port of Entry will negatively impact commerce and the way of life in Nogales,” the city of Nogales, Ariz. said in a statement Wednesday night.

Border towns have been concerned about the transfer of infection across country lines. The number of confirmed cases in Arizona spiked to over 400 Wednesday, the state department of health services said, with new cases in Santa Cruz County, where Nogales is located. Sonora has recorded only 19 cases across the Mexican state.

DONATE NOW TO BUILD THE WALL WITH BRIAN KOLFAGE, CLICK BELOW:

CHECK DONATIONS:
We Build the Wall, Inc.
PO Box 131567 Houston, Texas 77219-1567

The official wall fundraiser & construction site is at www.webuildthewall.us
Follow Brian Kolfage on Twitter HERE
Like his verified Facebook page HERE

Contacts:
Jennifer Lawrence – Communications Director
[email protected]
Cell: 845-800-1552

Facebook Comments

Continue Reading

Border Wall History Made Once Again & This Time It’s BIG

Published

on

...

* By

We the People have made history AGAIN in record time and for record low cost. We’ve proven to the government how powerful and effective private enterprise is in building a border wall in the worst crossed areas. This portion of the dangerous Rio Grande sector is now safe because of YOUR donations and commitment to securing our southern border.

WATCH

We have more border wall to build and land ready for us to build it on.

DONATE NOW TO BUILD THE WALL WITH BRIAN KOLFAGE, CLICK BELOW:

CHECK DONATIONS:
We Build the Wall, Inc.
PO Box 131567 Houston, Texas 77219-1567

The official wall fundraiser & construction site is at www.webuildthewall.us
Follow Brian Kolfage on Twitter HERE
Like his verified Facebook page HERE

Contacts:
Jennifer Lawrence – Communications Director
[email protected]
Cell: 845-800-1552

Facebook Comments

Continue Reading

Copyright © 2020 We Build the Wall News. All rights reserved. We Build the Wall Inc. is a Florida non-profit tax-exempt advocacy organization under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions or gifts to We Build the Wall are not tax deductible for IRS purposes. Not paid for at taxpayer expense.

Send this to a friend