Homeland InSecurity shares details on border wall specifications

The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have released additional specifications for the proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Federal officials have supplemented the original notice posted late last month with details that prescribe 30-foot-tall sections of concrete with anti-climbing and anti-damage features…

The agency’s notice, posted online, also indicated that before the wall’s construction would begin, the winning bidder or bidders would build prototypes for evaluation. If and when the wall is built, construction is likely to begin in the West, near El Paso, TX, Tucson, AZ, and El Centro, CA…

Presumably there will be sufficient notice to encourage demonstrations of our own.

U.S. Customs’ preliminary notice about bidding procedures for the project drew more than 200 interested parties, although upon media investigation, many of those inquiries were determined to be less than serious inquiries from non-construction-related businesses…

There are still no details about how the government will pay for the wall, although an early Department of Homeland Security report gauged the cost of the three-year project at $22 billion.

Good thing we haven’t any other projects that could use that kind of geedus – maybe with a higher priority. Like schools.

4 thoughts on “Homeland InSecurity shares details on border wall specifications

  1. Pop! goes the weasel says:

    “The Department of Transportation (DOT) faces a $2.4 billion cut under President Trump’s proposed federal budget blueprint — a surprising figure given Trump’s pledges to improve U.S. infrastructure. The department’s funding would be cut by 13 percent, to $16.2 billion, according to the proposal released early Thursday.” http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/324248-trump-budget-proposes-13-percent-cut-to-department-of-transportation
    “The budget plan the White House rolled out Thursday morning includes $4.1 billion for a border wall through next year — and no mechanism to follow through on President Donald Trump’s signature campaign promise to force Mexico to cough up the money. The plan also falls far short on promises to dramatically expand the ranks of Border Patrol and immigration enforcement agents.” http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2017/03/15/trump-seeks-41-billion-border-wall-plan-mexico-pay

  2. Snowball in hell says:

    On Wednesday, the Center for Biological Diversity announced it had filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration seeking injunctive relief after the government failed to complete an environmental analysis of the southern border — violating the National Environmental Policy Act — before moving forward with plans to build a wall along the United States-Mexico border.
    Without a survey of America’s southern border and an understanding of how new infrastructure will affect wildlife populations there, the CBD argues, the government can’t legally build its long-promised wall. The suit, which names the entire Department of Homeland Security alongside its chief, John Kelly, as well as U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, is reportedly the first to directly challenge the administration’s plans to build a border wall. https://psmag.com/behind-the-center-for-biological-diversitys-lawsuit-against-the-trump-administration-6e2fea8a9d47

  3. Bait & Switch says:

    Trump’s Border Wall Shrinks Again (July 13, 2017) http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/07/trumps-border-wall-shrinks-again/ “Two years ago, Trump said he would build a 2,000-mile wall. A year ago, he said “natural barriers” reduced the needed length to 1,000 miles. Now it’s 700-900 miles. As it happens, we already have about 700 miles of border fencing, so Trump is suggesting that we really don’t need much more than what’s already in place.”

  4. Oopsie says:

    “A CNN employee traveling by air recently discovered sensitive government documents — detailing how the Department of Homeland Security would respond to a bioterrorism attack coinciding with the Super Bowl — that apparently had been left behind in an airplane seat back pocket, the network reported Monday.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/02/05/a-sensitive-dhs-report-about-anthrax-got-outed-because-it-was-left-in-a-planes-seat-pocket/?utm_term=.4cdeaafc2a82

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