Written by: Tim Brown
Syndicated by: Montana News
On Friday, the Trump administration put forward the requirement of the border wall President Donald Trump pledged to build while campaigning for president. Solicitations have already been going out for contractors, and some of those responding are going to have liberals up in arms.
According to Homeland Security spokesmen, the border wall is to be as tall as 30 feet high, but no shorter than 18 feet, in order to deter illegal immigrants looking to cross the border. The wall is to also be at least six feet beneath the ground, allegedly to prevent tunneling underneath it.
Additionally, the structure must take at least an hour, preferably four hours, to punch a hole through the wall. In theory, this is to provide enough time for border patrol agents to respond and prevent them from breaking through.
The wall must also be able to withstand a “sledgehammer, car jack, pick axe, chisel, battery operated impact tools, battery operated cutting tools, Oxy/acetylene torch or other similar hand-held tools.”
On the US side, the structure must also be “aesthetically pleasing,” according to
“The wall design shall be physically imposing in height,” state the documents.
Proposals for the wall are being accepted for both concrete and non-concrete walls.