UNITED STATES—An Army Veteran, ranchers, and a CEO have all offered to assist in building a wall on the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Congress voted to allow for a border structure with $1.3 billion of the $5.7 billion that President Donald Trump requested.
In December 2018, U.S. Army Veteran and triple amputee, Brian Kolfage started the GoFundMe, “We the People will Build the Wall” campaign which has raised over $20 million.
“So many people don’t know we are moving ahead with this project. When we start breaking ground soon, it is going to go gangbusters again,” Kolfage told Fox News during an interview. “We don’t feel President Trump is going to get what he wants, and we are going to be the only option for people to have border security and border protection.”
At the end of January, Fox News showed footage of 75-year-old Texas rancher, Ruperto Escobar who was one of the several ranchers, that offered up his land for the wall to be built.
Tommy Fisher, the President, and CEO of Fisher Sand & Gravel Co. in North Dakota has reportedly offered to build 234 miles of border wall for $1.4 billion which is less than the government project and would include paved roads, border technology, and a warranty.
The funds allotted from Congress must go for 55 miles of border wall in the Rio Grand Valley. Fisher’s plan would allow for the other 214 miles to be built in other areas.
Senator Kevin Cramer of North Dakota said, “Great to see North Dakota’s Tommy Fisher on Fox & Friends. The Army Corps of Engineers has failed at building physical barriers along the southern border. The American people deserve a wall built on time and under budget.”