Trump’s never gonna build that wall, you say?
Think again. As the Texas Observer reports:
For at least six months, private contractors and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have been quietly preparing to build the first piece of President Trump’s border wall through the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge in South Texas.
CBP plans to construct an 18-foot levee wall that would stretch for almost three miles through the wildlife refuge, according to the official. The structure would consist of a concrete base, which would serve as a levee, and be topped with a fence made of steel bollards, similar to a levee wall built almost a decade ago near Hidalgo, Texas. A second federal official confirmed these details to the Observer.
Workers drilled into the ground Friday afternoon to extract soil samples in advance of the construction. When Observer journalist Jen Reel showed up to take pictures and ask questions, a security guard told her to pack up and hit the road – but not before she snapped these pictures:
Sorry wildlife at the 2,088 acre Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge – you’ve been BTFO, never to recover. We’ve got a country to protect.If you enjoy the content at iBankCoin, please follow us on Twitter