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National Security & Border Experts To Convene “Symposium At The Wall” On US / Mexico Border

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Our advisory board members will be speaking at a 3-day symposium at our newly constructed border wall later this month.

Via BusinessWire:

“Three-day Agenda to Include Keynotes, Panel Discussions, and Workshops on Security, Sovereignty, Cartels, Human Trafficking, and Asylum

Speakers include: Sheriff Mark Lamb, Lou Barletta, Sheriff David Clarke, David N. Bossie, Adam Brandon, Congressman Louis Gohmert, Rosemary Jenks, Steven Camarota, Brig. Gen. Robert S. Spalding III (ret.), Kris Kobach, Raheem Kassam, Angel families, and Mike Cernovich.

SUNLAND PARK, N.M.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A coalition of experts from government, law enforcement, military, immigration, human trafficking, and victims’ rights organizations will hold a national “Symposium at The Wall: Cartels, Trafficking, and Asylum,” from July 25 – 27, 2019.

The event will be livestreamed from Sunland Park, New Mexico at the U.S. Southern Border Wall, which was built entirely with private funds from American citizens through a viral GoFundMe campaign. Situated at the intersection of Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico, the newly-erected segment of the wall is approximately 30 miles from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Station in Clint, TX.

Sponsors of the symposium include Numbers USA, Angel Families, Black Americans for a Better Future, Citizens of the American Republic, Citizens United, FreedomWorks, Human Events, and We Build the Wall, Inc.

We Build the Wall, Inc., which is providing the location for the livestream, was founded by triple-amputee Air Force Veteran Brian Kolfage.

Brian Kolfage is interviewed by local news media after completion of his border wall – Photo by Jeff Rainforth for WBTW

Some of the important issues that will be discussed and debated include: human and drug trafficking; border security; immigration; citizenship; asylum; detections centers; law enforcement and ICE; the role of Congress; foreign policy; and the economic implications of unfettered illegal immigration.

The symposium commences with a reception Thursday evening and features a full range of speakers, workshops, and panel discussions on Friday and Saturday. Speakers, media, and guests will be provided a full tour and technical briefing of the recently completed segment of the Border Wall. A host of leading digital influencers and experts including DC Draino, Fleccas, Fog City Midge, and more will offer special social media workshops for speakers and attendees.

Confirmed speakers include:
Sheriff Mark Lamb, Sheriff Pinal County AZ
Sheriff David Clarke, Former Sheriff, Milwaukee, WI
Congressman Louis Gohmert (R-TX)
Former Congressman Lou Barletta (R-PA)
David N. Bossie, Citizens United
Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks
Rosemary Jenks, Numbers USA
Steven Camarota, CIS
Chris Chemelinsky, Numbers USA
Mike Cernovich, Conservative activist
Raheem Kassam, Global Editor-in-Chief, Human Events
Mary Ann Mendoza, Angel Mom
Steve Ronnebeck, Angel Dad
Raynard Jackson, Black Americans for a Better Future
David Rodriguez, El Paso Native, Former Professional Boxer and Conservative Activist
Brigadier General Robert Spalding, Ret. Air Force Brig. General
Brian Kolfage, We Build the Wall
Kris Kobach, We Build the Wall
Tom Tancredo, Former Congressman (R-CO)
John Moran, CEO Moran Industries
John Catsimatidis Jr., Red Apple Group
Shalabh Kumar, Hindu Republican Coalition
Tommy Fisher, President & CEO Fisher Industries
Stephen K. Bannon, Citizens of the American Republic
With more to be announced

“We are at a breaking point. It is urgent for our nation to fully address the human and drug trafficking and reality of life on the border, the challenges to patriots in law enforcement who defend our borders, and the numbers of people crossing over our southern border illegally,” said Kris Kobach, General Counsel for We Build the Wall, Inc., “We the people of the United States must acknowledge this crisis. I challenge those leaders who oppose us to come join us and present their case.”

For more information about attendance, sponsorship, media registration, watching the livestream, or signing up for email or text notifications, please visit: http://thewallsymposium.com/

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Federal Judge Rips IBWC During Hearing Over Construction Of Our Second Border Wall

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The International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) has made it clear that they don’t like us, or that we’re securing our border by building walls. The IBWC is half controlled by Mexico. We have to get permission from them to build if we construct the wall near any waterways connected to Mexico. They’re making us jump through hoops that they haven’t made anyone else jump through. The federal judge ripped into them for that today. If you recall, the IBWC tried to stop us from building a gate at our first border wall in New Mexico because it ended at a dam on the Rio Grande River. We got the job done, though. This case will end the same way. We’ll get our wall in Texas built!

“McAllen, Texas — Despite District Court Judge Randy Crane’s befuddlement over the International Boundary and Water Commission’s (IBWC) treatment of Fisher Industries, contracted by non-profit We Build The Wall to construct a border barrier in Mission, TX in the Rio Grande Valley, the group still won’t be able to build for at least another week.

“I’m concerned that different people are being treated differently,” Crane said to Dr. Padinare Unnikrishna, the IBWC’s Chief of Engineering Services.

Unnikrishna testified for the federal government against Fisher Industries Friday in a hearing that was supposed to decide whether a previous injunction levied by the court would be lifted, allowing the group to build a crucial 3.5 miles of border wall in an area highly trafficked by cartel members and illegal border crossers. The venue for the hearing is the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Despite Fisher Industries’ compliance with every demand made by the IBWC, and the fact that the IBWC appears to be putting Fisher Industries through the ringer, the court was still bound by The Treaty of Nov. 23, 1970, which gave power to the IBWC to make the final say on who and what can be built in flood plain areas of the Rio Grande Valley.

After coddling by the federal government’s attorneys, Unnikrishna was torn to shreds by Fisher Industries’ lawyers, and eventually Judge Crane himself. Two main topics were at issue: why Fisher Industries was required to provide 1D and 2D environmental impact models for the IBWC to examine when other private organizations have not had to jump through such hoops, and why the IBWC seemingly delayed notifying Fisher Industries of those requirements for more than one month.

“No private organization has ever been required to [provide 1D and 2D models to the IWBC], to the best of your knowledge?” Crane asked Unnikrishna incredulously.

Unnikrishna couldn’t point to a single example, though he said it was common for government organizations like U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to provide such information to the IBWC.

The gate at the end of our first wall in New Mexico. IBWC tried to stop us from building it because it connected to a dam on the Rio Grande – Photo by Jeff Rainforth for WBTW

Crane pushed, demanding to know what guidelines the IBWC uses to decide what environmental modeling it requires of builders in flood plain areas. He asked about a local shopping mall, which apparently did not have to provide 2D modeling to the IBWC. Then he asked about local residents who build structures or fences on their own property, and whether they had to provide such environmental impact modeling to the organization. Unnikrishna couldn’t define the parameters, eventually agreeing that he does not know “where the line is drawn” by the IBWC.

Intermittently, Crane questioned Unnikrishna about his dealings with Fisher Industries.

Fisher Industries met with the IBWC in El Paso, TX, on Oct. 3, to discuss proposals for a border barrier at the current job site. It wasn’t until more than a month later, in mid-November, that the IBWC told Fisher Industries it would have to provide them with the environmental impact modeling. By that time, land was already being cleared, and the federal government sought an injunction against Fisher Industries and We Build The Wall. The latter organization was eventually dropped as a defendant in the case. Judge Crane seemed perturbed, noting that Unnikrishna and the IBWC likely knew Fisher Industries’ intentions to build a bollard wall on the land, and thus should have informed them of the requirements to build such a structure.

The totality of the testimony was quite suggestive, painting the picture that the IBWC might intentionally be building its own barriers to purposefully slow or halt Fisher Industries’ progress on securing the border at its current job site.

Judge Crane called it a potential due process issue, but was forced to defer to the Treaty, which only allows for building in flood plain arears once the IBWC signs a letter saying building is permitted. After a half-hour recess during which attorneys for all parties were called to Crane’s chambers, Fisher Industries decided to save its witnesses for a continuance hearing next Thursday. The temporary restraining order was upheld, though some land-clearing orders were modified.

The IWBC, which is half-controlled by Mexico, and half-controlled by the United States, has not exactly been friendly to Fisher Industries or We Build The Wall. Combined with the local social justice brigade, the private organizations looking to close the border for the good of the American people have been met with stiff resistance.

Also party to the lawsuit are the National Butterfly Center (NBC), a nature preserve run by an avid leftist by the name of Marianna Trevino Wright, and a second private company, Neuhaus & Sons. Part of the North American Butterfly Association, NBC owns property near Fisher Industries’ worksite, which is on land owned by Neuhaus & Sons. It is concerned with the environmental impact that a wall would potentially cause, and Friday called a witness to testify about those concerns.”

Story compiled by Jeff Rainforth for We Build the Wall, Inc. Follow Jeff on Facebook for live border videos & coverage.

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