(NationalSentinel)Â Immigration:Â Donald J. Trump kicked off his presidential bid by announcing he would be the enforcer of all immigration laws and that he would build a wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border. It was one of the primary reasons why he won the presidency.
On Friday the first tangible measure was taken in the eventual construction of that wall, as reported byÂ Zero Hedge:
[T]heÂ U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Friday released plans for picking vendors for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, issuing a preliminary request for proposals saying it plans to release a formal solicitation around March 6 â€œfor the design and build of several prototype wall structures in the vicinity of the United States border with Mexico.â€Â
In a document on the federal government’s website for business opportunities, the CPB said it would release a request on or about March 6 asking companies for prototype ideas for a wall to be built near the U.S.-Mexican border. Vendors were asked to submit prototype concepts by March 10. After reviewing the ideas submitted by vendors, the agency will evaluate and select the best designs by March 20, then issue a request for proposals by March 24 in which vendors would be asked to price out the cost of building the proposed wall.
A spokesman for the CPB said in an interview withÂ Reuters that the solicitation had “everything to do” with Trump’s border wall proposal.
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At the Conservative Political Action Committee meeting on Friday, the president said of the border wall:Â “It’s going to start soon. Way ahead of schedule, way ahead of schedule.”
“Once we get feedback from the vendors, we’ll look at the ones that are most feasible,” the CBP spokesman said.
In January Trump signed an executive order to begin the process of having the wall built, which is estimated to cost around $21 billion and be completed three years after it begins, or by 2020. That’s higher than Trump has said, but the great negotiator hasn’t yet gotten to work on making that deal.
A majority of Americans favor Trump’s enforcement of immigration law, and this is despite an onslaught of negative coverage in the discredited establishment press. Most don’t have a problem with deportations, either, and the vast majority overwhelmingly oppose so-called ‘sanctuary cities.’Â On the latter, Trump has also issued an executive order instructing Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to find ways to cut off federal funding from those cities.
Whether you personally like the idea of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border or not, the fact is Trump can’t be faulted for carrying out yet another of his campaign promises. In fact, when you look at what Trump promised on the campaign trail and what he’s delivered thus far, he’sÂ been the most reliable, transparent chief executive in modern history.
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