U.S. Border Patrol Announce Completion of Border Wall Prototypes…

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that construction for prototypes of the Border Wall has concluded in San Diego.

The prototype construction phase is complete. CBP will now test and evaluate the finished products, provided by industry, to determine which wall design elements meets our needs. This testing and evaluation period will last 30 to 60 days.

“Border security contributes to our overall national security and relies on a combination of border infrastructure, technology, personnel, and partnerships,” said acting Deputy Commissioner Ron Vitiello.

“Border walls have proven to be an extremely effective part of our multi-pronged security strategy to prevent the illegal migration of people and drugs over the years. Specifically, walls are part of a border enforcement zone, which includes patrol roads, lights and surveillance technology. These border enforcement zones give our men and women of CBP the best possible conditions to maintain a safe and secure border.”

These prototypes, will be evaluated on a variety of characteristics such as:

  • Anti-breaching capabilities
  • Anti-climbing capabilities
  • Anti-digging capabilities
  • Impedance and denial of traffic
  • Is it safe for BP agents

CBP is using an integrated Test and Evaluation (T&E) approach for evaluating the Border Wall’s contribution to the desired Impedance and Denial Capability.

Developmental/technical T&E planning and execution is being conducted by Office of Acquisition, Systems Engineering Division, Systems Analysis and Evaluation Branch, and operational/mission T&E planning and execution is being conducted by Operations Support, Capabilities and Requirements Division, Land Systems Operational Test Authority. Together they will plan and execute T&E for the vendor-provided mockup and prototype designs.

The six companies that built the eight border wall prototypes in San Diego were:

Caddell Construction Co. (DE), LLC, Montgomery, Alabama.

Fisher Sand & Gravel Co., DBA Fisher Industries, Tempe, Arizona.

Texas Sterling Construction Co., Houston, Texas.

W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company, Philadelphia, Mississippi.

KWR Construction, Inc., Sierra Vista, Arizona

ELTA North America Inc., Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Issued Jan. 25, Presidential Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, states that “the [Department of Homeland Security] Secretary shall take steps to immediately plan, design and construct a physical wall along the southern border, using appropriate materials and technology to most effectively achieve complete operational control of the southern border.”

On March 17, CBP issued two Requests for Proposals to acquire conceptual wall designs with the intent to construct multiple prototypes. One RFP called for concrete wall design and the other RFP called for Other than Concrete wall design. Prototyping is an industry-tested approach to identify additional solutions when considering a new product or methodology. Through the construction of prototypes, CBP will partnered with industry to identify the best means and methods to construct a border wall.

The prototypes will inform future design standards which will likely continue to evolve to meet the U.S. Border Patrol’s requirements. Through the prototyping process, CBP may identify new designs or influences for new designs that will expand the current border barrier toolkit that CBP could use to construct a border wall system. The border barrier toolkit is based on USBP’s requirements.

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161 Responses to U.S. Border Patrol Announce Completion of Border Wall Prototypes…

    • fleporeblog says:

      SD is the 150 ft enforcement zone elevated or actually at ground level?

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    • wheatietoo says:

      It makes sense to me, to be able to see through the wall…to see what’s going on, on the other side.
      So it would be great if that can be done and still maintain the structural strength & integrity that is needed.

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      • It would be easy to breach the wall with columns with a vehicle and T-bar. IMO

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        • wheatietoo says:

          Sure, but then the solid concrete ones could be breached with explosives.

          Anything that they build can conceivably be breached by determined doers.
          The main purpose of the Wall is to stop the thousands that are walking across the border right now.

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          • Blaze says:

            Exactly, there are YT clips showing a couple illegals creating a diversion and crossing at one point possibly attracting Border Patrol attention then the fake out comes with at least 30-40 will cross a mile or so away. Its all a set up.

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      • Sunshine says:

        It’s my personal favorite. I hope it fulfills all the requirements.

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        I like the ones with the tubes at the top. THOSE provide for two kinds of futuristic defenses:

        (1) active robotic sensors and defenses, invisible to the other side, that can move INSIDE the tubes at high speed to an attempted breach of the border (climb, ladder, etc.), and

        (2) gripper-based, wheeled, high-speed defensive robots that can move along the top of the wall and actually engage people attempting to breach the wall.

        Both can be much heavier than drones, and the externally mounted robots can be quite formidable.

        We don’t have to develop those technologies now, but they can be created and upgraded continuously, to make any kind of climbing obsolete.

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        • nimrodman says:

          (3) Airborne hunter-killer drones in the 8000 series with infra-red-targeted lasers for offender elimination.

          Warning – Keep Out
          Trespassers Will Be Violated

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        • Maquis says:

          That “tube” on the one is ingenious. No grappling hook known to man could gain a purchase on it to climb up. That feature should be adopted no matter which wall design is selected.

          As noted, it could carry utilities along the wall to serve personnel installations and systems. Lights can be mounted flush with its surface, with armored glass for the South facing lights, so they cannot be disabled or damaged. Sensors can be incorporated, and, down the road, retrofittted as new technologies come online.

          Vision serving utilities most certainly need to be there, as well as speakers that would act as PA systems, even from a mobile officer’s handheld radio. Vision can be served via video cameras with wired monitors and wireless feeds tapped into by Borxer patrol Agents near and far.

          Vision needs a non-power dependent back up system, and the tube atop the wall can incorporate what amounts to a periscope system. Armored tanks, back in the day, haven’t seen our modern ones up close, used solid prisms, one above the other, so that well directed, or lucky, gunfire, could not penetrate and even if it did it would be well over the head of the actual user. A similar system would work here.

          There would be a vertical tube on the North side, up to the Tube, where another couple of prisms and or mirrors could bring over and down a view from the top of the Wall overlooking the South side, from the base of the wall to the horizon to the Southern sky, fully Right and Left, no blind-spots permitted.

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        • wheatietoo says:

          That sounds really high-maintenance…and expensive.

          We need to cut out all the free sh-t that draws the illegals to come here.
          This would solve a lot of the problem.

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        • Maquis says:

          I don’t like gaps in the wall, be it columns or other openings.

          Stormwater can be addressed without creating straight-through openings that can be exploited to harrass, assault, injure or kill our People. No opening should allow a direct see through, piss through, shoot through, throw your damn anchor baby through openings. Water only, not even light otherwise.

          Any opening in the Wall can be exploited for various nefarious purposes. If my hopes are dashed, and we build a Two-Thousand Mile Perforated Piece of Toilet Paper you can expect to see what a mistake it is.

          Cannot many of the drugs being smughled be liquified, even if for transport through a hose, pumped from one bad guy’s truck to another?

          From hand tools, to to jack hammers, to bulldozers hooked into the wall to explosives: nothing makes the bad guys’ job easier than perforating your own Wall. Holes in such a wall is known as DEFECTS.

          Short serpentined sections of box steel incotpirated in the Wall at ground level can address water concerns. Imagine a “Z” on its side, one tail facing North, the other South. Water passes, nothing else. The actual passage would be made narrower than an actual “Z”, it would essentially be a short labyrinth, made easy to clear of the inevitable obstructions of Nature and Savages.

          NO GAPS!

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        • Steve says:

          I read a novel recently in which a facility had a wall around it with a 6′ pipe on top of the wall. The author described it as absolutely impenetrable because there was no way to gain purchase with grappling hooks, hands, feet etc. After reading it, I was hoping that one or more of the prototypes would include such a feature.

          This wall, once build will severely hamper the Mexican Triathlon Team and their run, climb and swim competitions.

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        • Maquis says:

          I’d love to brainstorm the development of those Wall Runners! We’d have a ball!

          Mexican bad guys? Not so much.

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          • wolfmoon1776 says:

            Yes, does sound like fun!

            The technology exists RIGHT NOW, and much of it is open-source. Common drone, Roomba, and game camera software, combined with standard industrial robotics, electric motors, and lawn implement-type tech, can create an army of the things at very reasonable prices. Multiple advantages, in addition to the moral advantage of pushing a defensive transition in military robotics (they can obey Asimov’s laws).

            – no fixed positions for tactical openings to the enemy

            – total mobility

            – ability to rapidly reinforce any point (particularly if they can unseat other stalled or damaged units, or move over them)

            – both autonomous and human override mode (for anything potentially violating Asimov’s laws)

            I think it would be even more fun to imagine ways to make them able to bypass each other along the top. That’s a real interesting challenge! 😀

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    • The prototype at 1:30 in the video is the only one that includes BP’s suggestion that it be see through. I like this one.

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    • Ono says:

      I live in Ca and have my whole life…

      The border is open, always has been. Three rows of coiled barbed wire would deter almost anyone if they saw their fellow comrades dying on the fence.

      The main problem is that Illegals come to America on a tourist visa and over stay. Without prosecution. Sanctuary cities.

      Build the wall and enforce visa limitations. If an American goes to Mexico and overstays his visit of 90 days…Prison…180 days before your case is heard, and your life savings to be freed. NAFTA…haha

      MAGA

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    • Trump said over and over again that there are natural barriers in some places and that we probably only need to cover half of the length of the border. I even have the hand gestures he uses every time he says “natural barriers” memorized. But, according to fake news CNN: “Trump wanted the entire border covered.” These guys are lunatics.

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      • Sayit2016 says:

        There was a really good documentary I saw a few years back which I think was called ” The Wall” it was very good and the visual shots by arial of the southern borders show exactly what the challenges are with the land and the Rio Grande. Worth watching.

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      • Magagirl says:

        I would even put a wall or a barrier there too. This criminals would do anything to come here, bring drugs, etc.

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    • Paul Revere says:

      For a nation as wealthy as the USA, the least we could do is make them interesting to look at. Think the great wall of China. In my humble opinion, these examples lack the kind of imagination our country is known for, and the beauty 20 billion should be able to buy.

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  1. lastinillinois says:

    I vote for …….
    ALL OF THEM !!!!

    Liked by 9 people

  2. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    Don’t care what CNN thinks, I think it is beautiful.

    Liked by 12 people

  3. Right Mover says:

    Ya hear that, Ann Coulter? Huh?

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  4. Gov Jay says:

    What about the mine field?… and the moat filled with hungry Mexican-… umm… man-eating alligators?…

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  5. freddy says:

    gee why would we need a wall… Maybe cause Mexico has gone into the abyss and on to the dark side…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

    Not even in the cruelest years of the war against drug trafficking were recorded such high homicide figures as those that have endured this 2017 . In the first nine months of the year, according to figures released by the Mexican Ministry of the Interior, up to 18,505 felony homicides – more than 68 a day – were counted.

    In Tijuana, the Sánchez Taboada, Presa, Presa Rural, Pinos and Zona Centro neighborhoods are identified as the areas with the highest sales of narcotics; they are also those that concentrate 50 percent of violent homicides. However, with the exception of the Zona Centro, the rest have a poor record for busting the narcomenudeo activity that according to the Coordination Group, causes between 80% and 90% of the homicides.

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  6. cyn3wulf says:

    All in all, it’s just another brick in the wall…

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  7. POP says:

    The one with the overhang is the only choice, the rest of the 30′ inadequates I’m up and over in 5 minutes with two standard 40″extension ladders.
    Are these people stupid.
    The “surveillance” means nothing in the desert boonies, response can be easily overwhelmed with false probes and will take a long time to arrive.

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    • Of course you can get over it with a ladder. But it is high enough that no one can accidentally wander across the desert claiming they innocently got lost.

      If they wind up in the no mans land between two walls, they obviously are asking to be met with force. They will not be given food, water, free doctor and taxpayer paid legal counsel.

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      The lightest 40′ ladder at home despot ways @ 80-100#. Collapsed, it’s @ 20′ long. Not getting to deployment without a vehicle and not feasible to haul up and flip to the other side to descend. Also, armchair quarterbacks never miss a receiver.

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      • POP says:

        Nonsense, vehicle deployment is obvious. You think people smugglers lack transport? I carry my 40′ up two stories to the mezzanine balanced in my left hand no problems.
        Alloy ladder weights nothing, easy flip over the top and drop…unless you’re a city handyman not used to anything but cleaning gutters.

        Without an overhang or more height 30′ is joke.
        The Jerusalem comparison is silly, that’s a short wall, heavily patrolled day and night, with instant attendance by the IDF…this wall is across remote desert, with much longer alarm attendance times.

        Go ahead, do your 30′ and watch in amazement as the ladder crossing techniques are refine to an art.

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  8. The Deplorable Tina says:

    BUILD THE WALL! I am stunned, amazed & so VERY proud of our president for this. It is phenomenal that it actually happened. Can you think of ANY other president in recent history that has followed through on such a huge campaign promise so quickly? Awesome 🙂 I’m also surprised that there are no pussy-hat protesters or Antifa goings-on. Would be really cool if some street artists were commissioned to decorate our side.

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    • JJ...the first one says:

      Oh, I thougth the same–there are real artist that can make that wall beautiful.
      Like contest in schools for participants??

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  9. Joe Collins says:

    “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” – Keats

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  10. georgiafl says:

    Here’s another video – 24 minutes long:

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  11. datagooroo says:

    The border patrol agents on horseback in the background are bad a$$.

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  12. datagooroo says:

    The border patrol agents on horseback in the background are bad a$$.

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  13. AZ18 says:

    Finally a REAL American competition! We need tshirts, hats and wavy things to support our favorite team! Oh I hope they show the testing of these walls. Who needs the NFL when we can have America’s Big Beautiful Wall playoffs! MAGA

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    • treehouseron says:

      They should hold a gameshow, and give citizenship to the 1 guy who wins the competition ‘how to get through the wall’. Have the Border Patrol play real hard ball with them and do whatever they can short of killing somebody to stop them from crossing. Let the 1 sad sack that actually makes it through the gauntlet and gets on U.S. soil stay…. then repair whatever method he used so nobody else can get over that way ever again.

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  14. MAGAbear says:

    I’d prefer a medieval castle type wall structure with rook like towers with archers armed with crossbow ready to strike down any wall climbers. Just my preference. 🙂

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  15. BeePee says:

    Once the wall is complete like maybe 2025, I’m going to travel down from here in Chicago to go see it. I am going to want to see this one.

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  16. rumpole2 says:

    My Fave…..
    The design combining classical neo-Georgian features with the efficiency of modern techniques. The immigrants arrive here and are carried along the corridor on a conveyor belt in extreme comfort, past murals depicting Mediterranean scenes, towards the rotating knives. The last twenty feet of the corridor are heavily soundproofed. The blood pours down these chutes and the mangled flesh slurps into these…

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  17. Sayit2016 says:

    Lets have some fun here…… Ok peeps– which wall do YOU like the best ? Pick one through six. Visually I like the blue one ; )

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  18. slegvold says:

    Smoke and mirrors to blind us. Congress will never pony up the dollars to build anything. The ‘wall’ being ‘built’ is actually renovations and improvements to existing walls. Once DACA amnesty gets passed, our votes won’t mean a thing forever more.

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    • Trump will never get to 270, absoutely no pathway;
      Trump will never be elected; no way he can beat PIAPS;
      No way Trump will survive ot 1/20/2017;
      No way ANY Trump nominated SCOTUS will be approved;
      No way a budget gets passed …

      Need I go on?

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      • indiamaria2020 says:

        Thank you. Some sincere folks are so accustomed to political blather, and broken promises that they forget one key thing: In America, The People Rule. The People snoozed a bit while The Swamp formed, but they awoke in 2009, and in 2016 they elected THEIR guy. Trump IS us, and WE can do ANYTHING we want……Oh, and WE are DOING it before the very eyes of the “It’ll never happen” crowd.

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    • indiamaria2020 says:

      Right on cue……..

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    • jmclever says:

      They shafted President Regan that way, but President Trump has been watching these Congressional Treasonists for decades. (It’s also why he wants tax reform to be retroactive so the boom happens under the current admin)

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  19. ray76 says:

    Double the height and add remote controlled 50 cals. That’s the first barrier. Then the mine field. Then psychotic wolves and lions. THEN the wall.

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  20. andi lee says:

    Bob Goodlatte went to the border …

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  21. KBR says:

    Need a strong law against border wall graffitti makers (US side too) to maintain the “beautiful” part of the big “beautiful” wall. Otherwise a lotta maintenance & $ goes toward constantly cleaning nasty graphic spraypainted graffitti off the wall.
    Did any of the wall designs include graffitti prevention or ease of maintenance?

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  22. nimrodman says:

    I guess all the hot guys came to the US already …
    Mars Needs Women,. I guess Mexico needs its men back, si ?

    Just not hot enough: Mexican ‘Mr Tabasco’ beauty pageant is cancelled after decidedly average contestants fail to meet ‘physical requirements’

    • Male beauty pageant in Mexico cancelled after the entrants were deemed ugly
    • The Mr Tabasco 2017 contest was launched with fanfare but attracted just 6 men
    • They were said to have not met the ‘physical requirements’ of the competition

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4895028/Mexican-beauty-pageant-cancelled-ugly-entrants.html

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  23. Posted before.. The contract for for “between wall ” back-up protection and enforcement has already been awarded. It will be an air force of medium sized attack drones at medium to low altitude. Camera and fire-power equipped with laser aiming capabilities. The Los Angeles firm is Skynet. For more information contact John Connor or his mother Sarah Connor.

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  24. cdnintx says:

    I think the one with small gaps would both allow patrols to see whats going on on the other side and aim and shoot through wall if necessary. Also, it would allow small ground animals to pass back and forth too. I know environmentalists had complained about species migration etc. I thought one wall was going to have solar panels? I liked that idea. Create it’s own energy grid to power up the drones on the top of the wall 😉
    .

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    • Maquis says:

      Solar in the Northern Hemisphere generally requires South facing arrays. Can’t put that on the wall or the Wetback Wannabees will wreck ’em and use them to climb up via a graplling hook.

      Ability to shhot South allows shooting North.

      Shooting South would be shooting into Mexico, not likely a good idea or justifiable, short of stopping an active wall demolition effort.

      Seeing South…hmmmm, we need to, but it needs be one-way only, and not present the risk of intentional damage or obscurement by filthy savages. I have just the solution for that, will be sending it to the President today.

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    • joshua says:

      solar grids are a total farce…cost of maintaining them for the small power developed and where to deliver it into our grid would be prohibitive for the economic value.

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  25. Maquis says:

    When a design is selected I want to hear President Trump say we will build two Walls. Gotta have that “dead zone” between, just to be sure.

    Oh, and put the Capital police on the South side of the Southernmost wall. Bastards.

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  26. Jim says:

    The smug, condescending tone from the CNN “reporter” on the video!

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  27. First Last says:

    I vote for the prototype with the round tube on the top. Impossible to hook and can carry utilities to support enforcement infrastructure.

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  28. indiamaria2020 says:

    Trumpers are CAN-doers. The rest are CAN’T-doers. CAN’T-doers are ALWAYD right. CAN-doers build a Nation.

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  29. Harlan says:

    The lame, cnn announcer couldn’t help himself. 20 MILLION dollars. 20 BILLION DOLLARS!!!

    As if that wasn’t chump change compared to the costs of illegal immigration and drug cartel activity.

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  30. joshua says:

    It’s been done already…..

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  31. joshua says:

    hmmmmm

    elon musk test out new border crossing technology post Southern Wall creation….

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  32. Prof. Woland says:

    I wish they would erect a double row concertina wire fence like Israel has. It would probably be just as effective as the ones the US is testing now and for less money. They won’t look as “beautiful” but when you consider that these will become graffiti murals 30′ high and 2,000 miles long, they won’t be all that pretty either.

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    • Maquis says:

      It must endure generations without fail, and merit restoration if it ever does. MAGA requires permanent accomplishments, those not easily reversed by malicious and short-sighted fools.

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      True and since we’re going to have to monitor anyway, extra-tall chain link with lots of concertina would probably be as or more effective, but much quicker to put up.

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      • Maquis says:

        And quicker to take down, easier to breach when fools put security lax open border criminals in the White House again, and they surely will. Spit.

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  33. Bendix says:

    Some of those windows for your face with funny pictures on the other side would be nice.
    I don’t know what they are called, people have their pictures taken behind them at carnivals.
    A nice old fashioned striped prisoner costume would be appropriate, for one.
    It could be a tourist attraction.

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  34. thesitrep says:

    I glad they are using slip-form technology.
    It’s the fastest way to build a road and what is a wall but a road standing on its side.

    Once they settle on the design, they should divvy up the contract between the contractors equitably, then give the one that finishes first a 1 billion dollar tax-free bonus.

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    • Maquis says:

      Also give that first completed the contract to complete the work the slowest team was tasked with.

      Getting a bonus, or avoiding the loss of your contract, both would be marvelously effective incentives.

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  35. Mark Richardson says:

    I’d prefer a 60′ pole every 200 yards with cameras and lasers.
    You could even stop drones with them

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