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Emergency Declaration Funds Will Only Cover 100 Of 1580 Miles Of Border That Don’t Have Pedestrian Barriers

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By Jeff Rainforth for We Build the Wall, Inc.:

This needs to be shared EVERYWHERE!

On Friday, President Trump declared a national emergency on the border in order to obtain funds to build a wall. The Trump administration plans on constructing 234 miles of steel fencing with the funds, of which, 134 miles of fence will replace aging barriers. Only 100 miles of the border will have new fencing constructed according to administration officials. According to US Customs and Border Protection, pedestrian fencing only covers about 374 miles of the 1,954-mile southern border. With the additional 100 miles the Trump administration wants to build, that will leave 1480 miles without fencing or a wall.

We Build the Wall, Inc. has been planning to build portions of the border wall on private land, and we are slated to begin construction in about a month-and-a-half. Triple-amputee veteran Brian Kolfage, the CEO of We Build the Wall, Inc., has raised over $20 million for construction of the wall or steel fence, and there are billionaires on board to contribute substantial sums to build more.

The Washington Examiner reported on President Trump’s emergency declaration:

“President Trump announced Friday that he would declare a national emergency to build his proposed Mexico border wall, citing crime and violence as his rationale for a move that allows him to redirect funds toward his top 2016 campaign priority.

White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney shared details on a media call before Trump’s speech, saying the declaration would allow $8 billion for border barrier construction, including the $1.37 billion in fencing funds approved by Congress this week. Trump signed that spending bill into law at around 2 p.m. Friday, after his public remarks.

A senior administration official on the call with Mulvaney said an emergency declaration was needed only to redirect $3.6 billion in military construction funds, saying low-priority projects would be shelved. The official said Trump could redirect without an emergency about $600 million from the Treasury Department’s forfeiture fund and about $2.5 billion from Defense Department anti-drug activities.

The senior official said the Trump administration plans to build 234 miles of steel bollard wall along the 1,954-mile U.S.-Mexico border but did not specify where. The projected length is the same as what was originally sought when Trump requested $5.7 billion in wall funds, prompting a 35-day partial government shutdown in December and January.”

According to USA Today, two lawsuits have already been filed to stop the administration from using funds to build a border fence. On top of that, California & the ACLU are planning on filing separate suits. The fight will most likely end up before the Supreme Court, but it’s unclear how long that will take.

In January, Fox 47 reported on how much of the wall or fence has been built, & what the Trump administration is planning on the 234 miles of border where construction will take place:

“Nearly two years into Donald Trump’s presidency, the border wall that was a signature promise of his campaign hasn’t been built.

Contractors have replaced miles of dilapidated fencing with more modern alternatives, but they haven’t built barriers anywhere they didn’t exist already.

The US-Mexico border stretches for 1,954 miles. Currently, physical barriers cover 654 of those miles, according to US Customs and Border Protection.

What’s known as vehicle fencing covers 280 miles. This is fencing that’s low to the ground. It would stop a car, but people can easily step over it.

What’s known as pedestrian fencing covers some 374 miles. This is taller and designed to block people from crossing on foot.

Construction is scheduled to start in February on a project that will bring 14 miles of new border wall to the Rio Grande Valley.

Officials say the construction starting in February is only part of the picture. Funding from fiscal year 2018, they say, also covers the cost of building 70 more miles of barriers — about 57 miles of which is replacement fencing.

And if the Trump administration’s proposal for $5.7 billion more for a border wall is approved, officials say they’ll be able to build 234 miles of new and replacement barriers — about 100 miles of which will cover parts of the border that didn’t have a barrier before.”

If the Trump administration is able to use the funds freed up by the emergency declaration, it will only get 100 miles of new fencing built. Everything else is replacement fencing. That leaves 1480 miles of the border without pedestrian fencing or a wall. If we add in the 27 miles of fence slated to be built in February, that leaves 1453 miles of the border without a wall or fencing. That’s counting the 280 miles of the border that has vehicle barriers because people can just climb over them.

That’s where We Build the Wall, Inc. comes in. We will construct fencing or a wall on private property on the border. At the current rate, because of Democrat obstruction, it would take President Trump about 15 years to get funding to build barriers on the border, so we the people will do it ourselves.

Our advisory board members have visited landowners in both Texas & Arizona and we have detailed plans to begin construction on the wall soon.

We Build the Wall, Inc.’s advisory board members include: Brian Kolfage, Steve Bannon, Curt Schilling, Kris Kobach, Sheriff David Clarke, Brandon Darby, Tom Tancredo, Erik Prince, Angel Mom Mary Ann Mendoza, Angel Dad Steve Ronnebeck, Brigadier General Dr. Robert S. Spalding III, industrialist John Daniel Moran, Jr., and we have several major backers behind the scenes. President Trump has also given his blessing to the project.

Here’s how you can help us build the wall:

This is IMPORTANT. If you donated before January 11th and you want your contribution to go towards CONSTRUCTION of the WALL, you need to tell GoFundMe by clicking the link below:

OPT-IN TO HAVE YOUR MONEY GO TOWARDS BUILDING THE WALL HERE

Anyone who donated before January 11th has 90 days to tell GoFundMe to use their contribution to build the wall.

If you donated after January 11th, you don’t have to do anything.

To donate to Kolfage’s wall fund, go to the official GoFundMe account HERE

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
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Contacts:
Jennifer Lawrence – Communications Director
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Cell: 845-800-1552

Jeff Rainforth is a writer & photographer for We Build the Wall, Inc. You can like Jeff on Facebook here and follow him on Twitter here.

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Supreme Court Turns Away Environmentalists Trying To Stop Border Wall Construction

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Another victory for national security & the border wall. This will help us as we continue the construction of our next projects if environmentalists come after us as they did at Project 2.

“The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a coalition of environmental groups that pushed back against the Trump administration’s construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The groups, led by the Center for Biological Diversity, challenged a 1996 law giving the president authority to fight illegal immigration and border crossings, and limiting some legal challenges.

The coalition claimed that the Trump administration did not conduct sufficient environmental impact studies for the construction and that endangered species like the jaguar and Mexican wolf would be adversely affected by the barrier.

They had asserted in their case that the law’s allowance for the secretary of Homeland Security to waive any laws necessary to allow the quick construction of border fencing violates the Constitution’s separation of powers. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals had dismissed the case, citing a prior case from 2007 with “a nearly identical context.”

“This Court finds that precedent persuasive, and it compels the conclusion that Plaintiffs’ complaint fails to state plausible constitutional claims as a matter of law,” the Circuit Court’s ruling said.”

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CHECK DONATIONS:
We Build the Wall, Inc.
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The official wall fundraiser & construction site is at www.webuildthewall.us
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This Summer, We Continue With Our Fourth Border Wall Project

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Good news, everyone. Not only is our third border wall project slated to begin soon (most likely in California), but our fourth project will be hot on its heels.

Our first project in Sunland Park, New Mexico – Jeff Rainforth for WBTW

Our 2nd project in Mission, Texas was completed in February of this year – Jeff Rainforth for WBTW

Here’s a message from our founder, Brian Kolfage, and Foreman Mike:

Foreman Mike’s announcement in the next step for We Build The Wall!

Foreman Mike is back at it again, this time with a big announcement in the next step for We Build The Wall! >> https://secure.webuildthewall.us/stopthesurge

Posted by We Build The Wall Inc on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Thank you, to all the freedom fighters out there, both past and present, for your dedication to our country and the sacrifice that comes with defending all that we as citizens hold dear.

Let’s all pitch in to protect the nation and prove to Nancy Pelosi that our safety and sovereignty doesn’t depend on her:

Donate Today – Every dollar — just like every mile of border wall — matters:
CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Easy to donate on our site at WeBuildTheWall.us or at GoFundMe – WeBuildTheWall

You can even send a check to WeBuildtheWall, Inc., P.O. Box 131567 Houston, Texas 77219.

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