As we all know, Donald Trump wants to build a wall between the US and Mexico.
Well, folks, the time has come for this crazy dream to take another step towards fruition.
Out in the desert of California, eight giant structures ranging from 18 to 30 feet tall and almost equally wide, are casting daunting shadows across the landscape.
Of the eight prototypes, four are made with concrete and another four are designed with non-concrete materials which can also be seen through.
Credit U.S. Customs and Border Protection
According to this image, The US and Mexico border is a thriving jungle. Seriously though, Donald Trump’s vision for this project involves two sets of walls, with an open stretch in between. Allow me to explain, ‘B’ will be constructed using the non-concrete materials. They will allow border officials to see into Mexico, while ‘E’ will be constructed by concrete and be the secondary wall. The open stretch in between will become a monitoring zone about 150 feet wide and will alert border officials of any intruders.
Then comes the cost of the entire project and who will actually pay for it. Many times Trump has stated that Mexico will pay for the wall; many times Mexico has said fuck off.
The total predicted cost of this project would be between somewhere between $8 – $12 billion. But let’s be real for a moment, rarely has ANYTHING the government done been completed within budget. There are suggestions that the cost could actually be much higher, as much as $21 billion. Who will pay for the wall, is yet to be known, but it will definitely create a lot of jobs in the process.
Currently, White House has proposed a budget for 2018 for $1.8 billion to begin developing new and replacement of existing sections, in total 42 miles of wall will be developed or replaced.
Finally, the big question. Will it even fucking work? Many critics doubt this wall will be effective. Aafter all, criminals who are determined enough will succeed. It may slow down the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs, but criminals will always find a way.