Build the Wall

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Current Events
A portion of the new steel border fence stretches along the US-Mexico border in Sunland Park, New Mexico, Thursday, March 30, 2017. This fencing just west of the New Mexico state line was planned and started before President Donald Trump's election, adding to the 650 miles of fences, walls and vehicle barriers that already exist along the nearly 2,000-mile frontier.

A portion of the new steel border fence stretches along the US-Mexico border in Sunland Park, New Mexico. This fencing just west of the New Mexico state line was planned and started before President Donald Trump’s election, adding to the 650 miles of fences, walls and vehicle barriers that already exist along the nearly 2,000-mile frontier. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the focus is on newly submitted border wall proposals–and what needs to happen next to turn these designs into reality.

President Trump’s plan to build a wall along the entire 2,000-mile southern border of the United States has provoked fierce debate–and quite a lot of jokes from his opponents–since the early days of his campaign. One of the president’s first actions upon taking office was to sign an executive order authorizing the construction process to begin. As of last Tuesday, the bidding period officially closed, with more than 200 companies having put forward their designs for what Trump’s wall might actually look like.

To learn more about this story, click here to visit the Election Central Web site and read the full posting.

Credit: McGraw-Hill Education

Credit: McGraw-Hill Education