Border turns quiet under Trump amid steep drop in arrests

Bidding Closes For Building Trump's Border Wall

Despite their common goal, the companies submitting bids have followed some radically different paths in their approach.

A USA official with knowledge of the plans who spoke on condition of anonymity because the details have not been made public said four to 10 bidders are expected to be chosen to build prototypes for $200,000 to $500,000 each. The government meant to have successful bidders build prototypes in San Diego this year before selecting a final design.

A federal database showed around 200 companies responded to the government request, according to the Washington Post last week.

DarkPulse Technologies of Scottsdale, Arizona, proposes a concrete wall that can withstand tampering or attacks of any kind. The design would also reportedly be able to immediately detect a breach of the wall or intrusion via a fiber cable buried underground.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) asked Kelly if President Trump is okay with fencing instead of a solid wall. The finger of blame can be pointed at any number of people, including the Democrats (for running a highly unpopular candidate), the media (for reporting on every dumb thing Trump said, which is nearly all of it, like it was prime time entertainment), the honest-to-god racists, deadshits, and Pepe meme creators who populate 'The_Donald' subreddit, and, in all likelihood, Russia.

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Kelly's comment appears to be a reversal of earlier statements that his agency was considering separating children and parents caught crossing the border illegally to serve as a deterrent. The San Diego police and sheriff's departments said Monday they will respect constitutional rights to free speech and assembly for any peaceful, law-abiding protesters.

Enrique Morones, executive director of Border Angels, said his group plans to protest.

John McCain (R., Ariz.), Kelly said the wall could extend beyond a physical barrier and include a mix of technology including drones. 'We pray and hope that they're peaceful'. "Situational awareness is key", she said.

McCaskill called it "embarrassing" that Trump is insisting on a border wall that Mexico will pay for.

"We didn't enter this lightly".

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Kelly said the decrease is "no accident" and credits Trump's approach to illegal immigration.

The goal of the mock-up bids for Trump's wall is to get an idea of what it will take to build a barrier that can't be penetrated under, through or over.

"We're not going to build a wall where it doesn't make sense, but we'll do something across the southwest border", Kelly said.

As the Tuesday deadline for bids has already passed, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has declined to divulge the number of bidders as well as their identities in accordance with the standard practice of government contracting. A chain-link fence with barbed wire around the construction site is required.

The project also faces an assortment of environmental and other challenges, said Scott Fee, who signed up to get details for his construction management class at Minnesota State University in Mankato so they can build a mock-up.

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