Yesterday, I reported about the remarkable civil engineering achievement by the group We Build The Wall, Inc. that built, almost, one-half mile of border wall in what the Border Patrol said is the most critical section of the border that is unprotected.
ALMOST, being the key word! With reportedly 80% of the approximately one-half mile section complete, Sundland Park police showed up to the work site with a stop work order issued from the Sundland Park City Manager.
In my previous when I predicted that the project being "A Secret No More" certainly came true, as well as, the hell that came down on them, but I could not have predicted the speed in which they did it. Local ABC News affiliate KVIA reported that the project is "not in compliance with city ordinances".
Officials with We Build The Wall Inc. said they anticipated such a response by the corrupt local government of Sundland Park, who has had its past troubles with city officials being on the payrolls of drug cartels throughout it's past. They reported that they have attorneys and took every precaution to conform with all city, state, and federal guidelines for the project, and that the City Manager is just lying. The company has issued the following email statement:
"We Build The Wall has done everything they need to do to be in compliance with all regulations. We've had members from Sunland Park city government out to inspect the site and to witness the first concrete pour. We believe this is a last ditch effort to intimidate us from completing this historic project by a local government with a long history of corruption problems."
But, Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea says the city only allows a wall, or fence, six feet high.
"No site plan was submitted to the City and the application is incomplete. There was no survey submitted, no site plan and some contradictory information submitted to the City of Sunland Park. My understanding is City ordinance only allows a wall up to six feet tall so, at this point, it is not within City ordinance." At this point, it will be turned over to the courts for follow-up on the matter," said Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea.
Company founder Brian Kolfage has responded in a barrage of tweets following the shut down. He says, " It’s pretty bad when our legal team has to educate Sunland Park mayor on his own city ordinances. They don’t even understand their own laws. We’re about to embarrass them in from of the nation who is watching!" Kolfage said, "[We] planned for a battle, that's why we finished the wall in 3 days when the corrupt city was partying over the holiday! Only thing left is to pave the road for Border Patrol! BOOM!"
The Mayor responded to charges of corruption,
"Yes, there was corruption in the past in the city of Sunland Park, but we maintain clean audits with the city of Sunland Park," Perea said. "That image is a whole lot different than it was, six or seven years ago."
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham released this statement:
"A multi-faceted and strategic approach is required for establishing and enhancing border security as well as dealing with the humanitarian crisis on our southern border. No president, no federal administration has done enough on these fronts in recent decades, and certainly not in recent months.
But to act as though throwing up a small section of wall on private land does anything to effectively secure our southern border from human- and drug-trafficking or address the humanitarian needs of the asylum seekers and local communities receiving them -- that's nonsense. It takes us farther away from where we all need to be."
It seems some leftists were definitely "triggered". What other explanation is there when a Governor says that it's "nonsense" to think a wall will help stop the flow of drugs and human trafficking? The last part of her quote above clearly indicates that this is a political matter to her, not a regulatory compliance issue.
You will find contact information for Sunland Park City Officials Below:
Below is a series of tweets from Brian Kolfage that will get you up-to-date as of this morning.
Our wall is already working to deter illegals! A group came down to cross and saw the wall, immediately turned around and went back up mountain! Look closely at pic!@Rambobiggs @RyanAFournier @DonaldJTrumpJr @DRUDGE @FoxNews @GOPLeader @MarkDice @JudgeJeanine @TrumpStudents pic.twitter.com/n19iV6lchE— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) May 28, 2019
Here we go!! Liberals trying to intimidate us! SOUND THE ALARM. The governor trying to flex, city of Sunland park said we had no permits trying to shut us down- BULLSHIT! They were on site on Friday and gave us green light to build! @RyanAFournier @DRUDGE @Rambobiggs @MarkDice pic.twitter.com/C1L90Z0Lsa— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) May 28, 2019
What cartel paid off the Sunland Park City officials to lie and shut down our wall project?! THEY LIED! exactly why we kept it quiet. @Jim_Jordan @DRUDGE @gatewaypundit @DonaldJTrumpJr @GOPLeader @BreitbartNews @gehrig38 @cnnbrk @FoxNews @DeplorableChoir @TrumpStudents— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) May 28, 2019
SUNLAND PARK has a history of corruption and working with cartels— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) May 29, 2019
we planned on this to happen, we took steps to mitigate which is why the wall is done ✅ https://t.co/58KAqry5Xe@gatewaypundit @DRUDGE @brandondarby @sethweathers @RyanAFournier @DeplorableChoir pic.twitter.com/rAeJsjR23b
EVERYTHING happens for a reason, the corrupt actions of Sunland Park officials just shined an even larger spotlight on us- THANK YOU! almost $1 million dollars raised in 24 hrs!!! The perfect storm is brewing! Let’s get another $20 million @DustinStockton @Rambobiggs @gehrig38— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) May 29, 2019
It’s pretty bad when our legal team has to educate Sunland Park mayor on his own city ordinances. They don’t even understand their own laws.— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) May 29, 2019
We’re about to embarrass them in from of the nation who is watching!@Rambobiggs @gatewaypundit @RyanAFournier @DRUDGE @JudgeJeanine
.@WeBuildtheWall planned for a battle, that’s why we finished the wall in 3 days when the corrupt city was partying over the holiday! Only thing left is to pave the road for border patrol! BOOM! @cnnbrk @FoxNews @gehrig38 @foxnewsalert @ABC @NBCNews @politico @OANN pic.twitter.com/mb9H3Qbn2V— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) May 29, 2019
Facebook live videos from We Build The Wall, Inc.
They promise to keep live feeding until construction resumes. Here's a couple of feeds to get you started in the right place. The first is where it started, then they switched over to We Build The Wall Facebook page.
Local SunLand Park ABC affiliate KVIA contributed to this report.