Trump's promise of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border was one of his paramount campaign promises.
While there is no firm plan as to how or when the 2,000-mile long border wall will be constructed, or if it will be a “digital wall” as some have suggested, people living in the Mexican border town of Tijuana noticed something big on the horizon.
The Department of Homeland Security began building prototypes for the massive barrier just across the border this week. The enormous structures make the existing wall look tiny in comparison:
Multiple companies have submitted plans and contracts for the wall. According to The Hill:
The Trump administration has awarded contracts to build four border wall prototypes using non-concrete “other materials,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday.
The contracts came a week after the administration announced four companies that will build prototypes of concrete border walls. In all, the eight prototype walls will cost about $3.6 million.
Within days of taking office, the president signed an executive order authorizing the construction of the wall and ramping up border enforcement measures, though action on the ground has been slow coming.
The prototypes look enormous:
There it is.
We will see how the next step, funding the wall, will go in Congress.