During an interview on “Fox & Friends,” former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach revealed that the first privately funded border wall is being built.
The former state official explained how it was the first time that a privately funded wall had been built on the border, covering up a gap in the border that had been used for illegal border crossings.
“This is the first time in American history that a private organization called ‘We Build The Wall,’ this is the first time any organization has built border wall on private land. It’s happening right here in the El Paso area and it’s not just any piece of land. This piece of land is right where the El Paso wall separates Ciudad Juarez, where that wall ends, there’s been a half-mile gap between the existing wall and Mount Cristo Rey.”
We Build The Wall was founded by triple amputee veteran Brian Kolfage who saw a way to build fill in the gaps in the border with funding construction through private donations. Kobach pointed out that the specific gap they were closing up had been used to smuggle drugs as well.
“And it was a ridiculously large gap where the smuggling of both drugs and people would go through,” Kobach.
According to Kobach, they were originally told that they would be unable to build border security on the piece of land, but the privately funded project is almost complete.
“But get this, the Army Corps of Engineers said that piece of land is too rugged to build on, you can’t build there,” said Kobach. “Well, we built the wall and proved them wrong, and the wall has been going up over the weekend. We’re working 24/7 over the holiday weekend to give America a present on this Memorial Day.”
As IJR Red previously reported, many border patrol officials have requested more security for the wall due to the immigration crisis.