Metaphor? Trump’s Prototype Border Walls Are Unceremoniously Turned to Rubble
President Donald Trump‘s border wall prototypes in San Diego were demolished this week, as the Department of Homeland Security prepares to extend a new, 30-foot wall made of steel polls topped by metal plates.
The solid concrete panels had blocked border agents’ view from the other side, unlike the new wall, which will have slits between the steel polls. The DHS has used $20 million to pay for experiment prototypes and mock-ups that were built away from the border and has tested eight different prototypes, costing $300,000 to #500,000 each to build along the border.
“They were tested and evaluated,” said Border Patrol spokesperson Ross Wilkin. “They’re not required anymore. It’s time for them to go.”
“The new secondary wall will be 14 miles starting at the beach. It’s gonna mirror our current primary wall that we have,” said Fabian Carbajal, another Border Patrol spokesperson.
President Trump will not be allowed to use the $3 billion Congress provided for a border wall before May 2017 for the new wall, and if Congress is able to veto his national emergency, he may not be able to replace it with new funds.
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