Yesterday, Brian Kolfage told Breitbart News that the privately funded border wall was ready to break ground in the next couple of months. In fact, it’s simply weeks away from construction, supporting President Trump and circumventing the obstructionist democrats in Congress.
Kolfage stated, “We’re moving forward with the wall. I’ve got some land owners who are ready to rock and roll, and want us to start slapping up some wall.”
“We should be able to break ground in the next couple of months, we hope, according to our experts,” he said.
Kolfage founded We Build The Wall, Inc. earlier this month after his funding page quickly went viral.
The group is working with individual private land owners who welcome a way to stop illegal entry into the United States, using their land. Kolfage and his crew plan to employ local construction companies to perform the work.
“Kolfage said their wall will supplement President Trump’s plan to build a physical barrier along 238 miles of the border in strategic locations.”
“That’s not a lot, so we’re going to match what they’re doing, and we’re going to build another 238 miles,” he said. “We’re going to work alongside them and get the other part done.”
Kolfage also explained that the government is currently paying $18 or $19 million for every mile of fencing, and he thinks he can get it done for much less.
That actually makes sense, given that government waste is well-known.
“He said his group’s construction committee will build the wall according to the government’s request for proposal (RFP), so that their wall will meet its specifications.
“He said once they finalize the wall plan, they will hire local construction firms to build the wall. Some companies are willing to build the wall for free, except for the labor costs, he said.”
“We’ll be employing American companies to do the whole thing,” he said.
Kolfage said they have been keeping the White House informed of their work through one of their board members, Kris Kobach, who also told the New York Times that the president has personally blessed the idea and actions.
Kolfage explained that for materials, “We’re looking at every option, but we’re also going to do whatever the border patrol wants … whatever works for them.”
”We don’t want to be slapping up a wall and have it be mismatched,” he said. “What we’ve been learning is that … what’s needed in one area could be different from what’s needed in the next area.”
“If there’s a region with more tunneling going on, there might be technology for anti-tunneling detection.”
The veteran added that a visit to the border in Texas reaffirmed his mission. “We saw like 40 people come across the border,” he said. “Uncontested, just strolling into the country.”
He said he also got intelligence briefings on the drug cartels in the area. “Their primary focus is human smuggling.”
“It’s an endless cycle and having these open borders is funding these cartels, whether people want to believe it or not,” he said. “It’s not about them being refugees — it’s a criminal enterprise and our policies are enabling it.”
Kolfage said he and his team have been working non-stop since the GoFundMe campaign went viral.
“Twelve hours a day — I mean, I don’t think I’ve had a day off. Our whole team is the same thing — we’re just go, go, go. We need to get it done and get things moving, and show the American people that we can do this.”
“We’re just going completely fast and furious on this, and busting our butts because that’s what we need to do, and I think that government should be doing the exact same thing.”
Most Americans are with him, and think getting the wall done quickly is a top priority.