AND WORD ON AN­OTHER WALL

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

Pres­i­dent Trump’s pro­posed bor­der wall with Mex­ico has a start­ing point: the San Diego bor­der com­mu­nity of Otay Mesa, ac­cord­ing to U.S. Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion of­fi­cials. The fed­eral agency put out a re­quest for bids from builders in­ter­ested in vy­ing for the mas­sive project, and some 450 com­pa­nies stepped for­ward last week to ap­ply.

And the par­tic­u­lars? The pro­to­type walls must be 30 feet long and up to 30 feet high, ac­cord­ing to The San Diego Union-Tri­bune.

“Con­struc­tion of the mod­els, which will likely take place in June, may at­tract pro­test­ers, but law en­force­ment of­fi­cials said they were com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing 1st Amendment rights,” the news­pa­per noted. “Of­fi­cials de­clined to say if of­fi­cers or deputies would be on site while the con­struc­tion takes place, but made clear the lo­ca­tion will be mon­i­tored by law en­force­ment agen­cies and Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion.”

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