San Diego a Top Priority Area for Border Wall
According to Department of Homeland Security documents, San Diego has been identified as a “high priority” area for building the border wall between the United States and Mexico. The San Diego Union-Tribune writes,
The report also shows Tucson, El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley, which encompasses the cities of Weslaco, McAllen, Rio Grande City in the southern tip of Texas, as top priorities with an initial $20 million earmarked for prototypes, creation of wall design standards, levee wall and other barriers, and completion of an enforcement zone in San Diego.
Prototypes for the wall will be built in San Diego at a top priority area, which is on federally owned land, that’s located around two miles east of the Otay Mesa border and around 100 feet from the border. All of the locations were chosen because people crossing over illegally from Mexico can easily get away due to them being near urban areas and roads. The following are the requirements for the prototypes for the border wall: at least six-feet deep, aesthetically pleasing from the U.S. side, 30-feet high, and unable to be climbed. Contracts will be awarded to companies on June 14 and then the prototype construction will begin eight days later, with a completion date set for July 22.
We will have to wait and see what the prototypes look like and how much the construction costs will actually be.
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