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Brian Kolfage: Should Be Able To Break Ground On Border Wall In ‘Couple of Months’

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“Brian Kolfage, the Air Force triple amputee veteran who founded a non-profit organization to build the wall at the southern United States border with private donations, said he expects to break ground in the next couple of months.

Kolfage told Breitbart News in an exclusive phone interview on Thursday, “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 raising more than $21 million dollars on GoFundMe.

The group plans to build the wall by working with individual private land owners who welcome a wall on their properties, and with local construction companies who can build it.

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 said the government is currently paying $18 or $19 million for every mile of bollard steel fencing. He said he thinks it can be done privately for less than $3 million per mile.

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, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Kobach told the New York Times last week that the president has personally blessed the effort.

Asked what materials they are considering using for the wall, Kolfage said, “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.”

Kolfage said a visit to the border in Texas over the last week has reaffirmed his mission to build the wall. “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.”

He said the drug cartels will smuggle people across the border for as much as $15,000, and if they are not repaid, they threaten to kill their families.

“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.”

He said he also met with “Angel Parents,” such as Mary Ann Mendoza, whose children were killed by illegal immigrants.

“That solifies why we are doing this, and why we’re taking this action to at least show our nation that we can start building the wall,” he said.

“When you’re face-to-face, and they’re describing how an illegal alien killed their son, and hearing that tragic story about how they got a call in the middle of the night about their son’s death. How could any American just ignore what’s going on?”

Kolfage said he has been working non-stop since his 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.””

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VIDEO: Illegals Cross Border & Walk Past 5 Members Of Congress Unnoticed

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The congressmen were lucky they weren’t violent criminals.

The Washington Examiner is reporting:

“YUMA, Ariz. — Three women and one child recently went undetected as they illegally crossed from Mexico to Arizona through the Colorado River and walked past a group of five congressmen who had been there to see smuggling activity.

A Washington Examiner reporter was at the border during the Tuesday night incident when a group of four, who had just waded through the shallow water came up through the brush, walked up to a Border Patrol road less than a few hundred feet from the river.

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., was leading a tour for four Republican congressmen — Matt Gaetz of Florida, John Joyce of Pennsylvania, Pete Stauber of Minnesota, and Dusty Johnson of South Dakota — who were seeing the southern border for the first time.

During the hourlong excursion, the group of women waded across the water and was able to stay out of sight of lawmakers due to the overgrown water plants and brush on the edge of the water.

A retired couple who lives on the other side of the dirt road that separates their home from the river and brush said they were the ones who flagged down a nearby Border Patrol agent.

“I didn’t call anybody. I was sitting in there watching TV — knocking on the door. There’s four of them here. They wanted aqua so I went and got ’em a bottle of water,” said Dennis, who did not share his last name.

“I walked ’em out here — said they need to go up there,” Dennis said, pointing to the dirt road agents use to drive up and down the border. “Said they don’t want to go up there. Then Border Patrol came.”

His wife, Barbara, said she had been walking around by the road with their three dogs when the four people approached their home.

“I’m trying to motion them, ‘No, they gotta go up here to be picked up,’ because that’s where they usually get picked up. They usually turn themselves in,” said Barbara. “They were nice and smiling and all that, but they were bound to walk to Yuma.”

The woman said the four did not speak English and she could not determine where the four people were originally from. She said maybe El Salvador, since one was wearing a hat with the country’s name on it.

A Border Patrol agent pulled up right in front of the Washington Examiner reporter and spoke with the group for a few minutes before asking them to get in the back of his pickup truck.

“So my husband walked up there — normally law enforcement’s up there. The guy happened to be right where Dennis could motion him to come here and point down the road, they were right here heading down the [other] road,” she said.

Barbara said she and her husband have lived on the border in their current house for 5 1/2 years. They said incidents like the one on Tuesday evening were normal, but that most individuals or groups who come over the river illegally just stand on the dirt road and wait for agents to find them instead of knocking on their door.

“We had four of them that went down there the other day. We had one that was higher than a kite was out here yelling at things,” Dennis said.

“In the past several months, it’s getting to be more and more,” said Barbara. “It’s pretty much like a sieve right here because all we have are vehicle barriers and the river is very shallow right here. You can just wade across.”

Dennis estimated 50 to 500 people are coming across “right there” daily.”

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