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Florida authorities investigating We Build the Wall

August 15, 2019

We Build the Wall announced after Memorial Day this year that it had substantially completed a half-mile to 1-mile section of border wall on private property in Sunland, New Mexico, during the course of the long holiday weekend. Contractor Fisher Sand and Gravel installed an 18-foot bollard-style fence for a reported cost of $6 million to $8 million using proprietary methods.

Although the wall section was built on private land, the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) determined that a gate installed with the wall blocked a government levee road and prevented USIBWC maintenance workers from accessing a nearby dam, so the commission broke the padlock and locked the gate into an open position.

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