CBP Announces Contract Award for New Border Wall System in Texas

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  1. 4Rules

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    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has awarded a contract to construct approximately 14 miles of contiguous new border wall system within U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) Laredo Sector located in Webb County, Texas. Construction will occur where no barriers previously existed. This project will include a 30-foot tall steel bollard wall, all-weather roads, lighting, enforcement cameras and other related technology to create a complete enforcement zone. Construction is anticipated to begin in January 2021, pending availability of real estate. The contract was awarded to Caddell Construction Company, (DE) LLC for a total contract value of $275,454,100.00. This project is funded by CBP’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations. The Laredo Sector is an area of high illegal activity, with over 21,000 illegal alien apprehensions and over 19,000 pounds of drugs seized this FY to date. The majority of its activity is occurring in areas where Laredo Sector lacks infrastructure, access and mobility, and technology. These projects will improve Laredo Sector’s ability to impede and deny illegal border crossings and the drug and human smuggling activities of transnational criminal organizations. CBP continues to implement President Trump’s Executive Order 13767 – also known as Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements – taking steps to expeditiously plan, design and construct a physical wall using appropriate materials and technology to most effectively achieve operational control of the southern border.
    https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-announces-contract-award-new-border-wall-system-texas
     
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    Not cheap.
    There is a cheaper way of building the roads and barriers.
    It requires a bit of thought and free association in thinking.

    Algeria has one of the best road systems in Africa. Only about 12 miles along the coast is suitable for agriculture. Moreover, prior to WW2, there were no roads across the desert areas.

    What happened? When the French were kicked out, the new rulers kept the Draft. All the young men were delegated to build roads across the desert expanses.

    As I read it, the US government does not prosecute for illegal entry until the 7th arrest. Most of the captured people are simply processed through and given the option of being hauled to the border or going through a legal process wherein they are generally released into the US without bond and fail to appear in the administrative courts.

    Give them 60 days of road building, a medical examination, 3 square meals a day, a lot of exercise, new clothes and send them home physically stronger than when they arrived. This applies to the women as well.
     
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    bd,

    Great idea! We could also use this approach on a lot of the non-violent crime prisoners as well. Give them a way to speed up their completion of the time required to serve their sentence!

    Maybe even the unemployed pajama boys and girls around the country. All the parents have to do is get them out of their basements and to the border! Maybe even require all HS grads to spend 2 years building the wall and infrastructural messes in the country.

    Feed them, clothe them, house them, and give them a stipend, similar to the military!

    We could start with congress via making it a requirement to have gone through this process before being allowed to run.

    We could start with Nancy, Adam, Jerry, and Chuck! ................ great name for a band!