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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 09:58 PM

Government agency forces open private border wall gate

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Source: MSN news

A federal agency has forced open a gate in the privately funded wall near the US-Mexico border, saying the group that built it didn't follow proper permitting procedures.

The US section of the International Boundary and Water Commission says the gate was blocking a government-owned levee road, and that the group known as We Build the Wall constructed the gate on federal land without authority.

"It's not the border wall that we have a problem with," spokeswoman Lori Kuczmanski said. "The problem is the gate is on federal property. You just can't come in and build a gate on somebody's property without asking .

"After repeated requests to unlock and open the private gate, the United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC), accompanied by two uniformed law enforcement officers from the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office, removed the private lock, opened the gate, and locked the gate open pending further discussions with We Build the Wall," the commission's US section said in a statement.

The dispute pits We Build the Wall, an organization that raised more than $20 million for border wall construction in a GoFundMe campaign, against the US section of the International Boundary and Water Commission, a federal agency charged with applying boundary and water treaties between the US and Mexico. The commission -- which has US and Mexican counterparts -- operates flood control levees, wastewater treatment plants and boundary monuments at numerous locations along the US-Mexico border, including the American Dam located near We Build the Wall's barrier. Its US section is headquartered in El Paso, Texas.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/government-agency-forces-open-private-border-wall-gate/ar-AACJjcA?ocid=spartandhp

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left-of-center2012 Jun 11 OP
trev Jun 11 #1
cstanleytech Jun 12 #2
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 12 #5
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 10:02 PM

1. Poor Brian Kolfage.

He's really getting beat up lately.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 01:01 AM

2. I wonder how much of the money they raised will really be spent on building the wall vs

how much will find its way into people that run the groups pockets.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:40 AM

5. Lawyers will win. Trumpanzees: Donate today and buy some Gucci loafers for a New York lawyer!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 01:45 AM

3. Kolfage likely badly wanted to show he was doing something with the $20M he bilked

from a crap-ton of suckers. So he had this piddly-ass little section of wall erected, over Memorial Day weekend, without any of the proper permits, hoping to make it look like he's 'really trying' to use that $20M for what he said it was for.

Now that this has failed, he has his excuse to run off with the rest. 'I Tried, but not even the Trump Admin wanted OUR help! What could I DO?!?'

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:22 AM

4. The illegal section is a half-mile long,

according to the ACLU: https://www.aclu-nm.org/en/press-releases/aclu-new-mexico-calls-ibwc-block-construction-private-border-wall-public-federal

If you were a reporter or news producer, wouldn't you think to ask that basic question, and publish the answer? Yes, CNN, I'm talking to you!

Gotta stop them Ille-walls.

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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 08:16 AM

6. Locking.

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