PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s border wall has taken another step forward after the US administration opened bidding.
The wall will supposedly be up to 30 feet at its highest point and no shorter than 18 feet to deter potential illegal immigrants.
And while the US side of the Texas-Mexico border will be made to look aesthetically pleasing, the other side will be designed to look imposing to potential migrants.
Documents released from Homeland Security said the wall must also be at least six feet under ground to prevent anyone form digging and tunnelling underneath.
And now officials from US Customs and Border Protection have revealed they have officially requested the first bids to begin building the barrier.
However the agency overseeing the project says it hasn’t yet decided on whether it will be concrete or some other type of construction, and i instead soliciting bids for various prototypes.
CBP officials said in contracting documents: “The wall design shall be physically imposing in height.”
While they said their goal is a 30-foot barrier, they revealed they would outright reject any plans that didn’t at least run 18 feet high.
The document claims the wall should be tall and difficult to penetrate – and they want it to be impossible to scale with grappling hooks.
And it must take at least an hour, and ideally more than four hours, for someone to puncture a hole in the wall — presumably enough time for agents to discover and chase away anyone attempting it.
But the wall must also “blend into the landscape” on the US side – though the document fails to mention how the wall will look to Mexicans.
And while the requests for proposals are loaded with the government’s requirement for the wall’s construction, they appear to be missing one important thing – as Trump promised Mexico would pay for the wall.
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