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Mon Dec 7, 2020, 10:58 PM

Armed Mexicans Were Smuggled In to Guard Border Wall, Whistle-Blowers Say

Source: NYT

WASHINGTON — Two whistle-blowers have accused contractors building President Trump’s border wall of smuggling armed Mexican security teams into the United States to guard construction sites, even building an illegal dirt road to speed the operation, according to court documents unsealed by a federal judge on Friday.

The two employees, who were both contracted to provide security at the sites, accused the company, Sullivan Land Services Co., or S.L.S. — as well as a subcontractor, Ultimate Concrete of El Paso — of hiring workers who were not vetted by the United States government, overcharging for construction costs and making false statements about those actions.

The whistle-blowers said Ultimate Concrete went so far as to build a dirt road to expedite illegal border crossings to sites in San Diego, using construction vehicles to block security cameras. An unnamed supervisor at the Army Corps of Engineers approved the operation, according to a complaint filed in February and released on Friday.

Mr. Trump may have failed to make good on his 2016 promise to make Mexico pay for the wall, but if the accusations prove true, the administration apparently did rely on Mexican workers for the project, potentially at the expense of Americans.


Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/07/us/politics/border-wall-mexico.html

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sabra Dec 2020 OP
sandensea Dec 2020 #1
burrowowl Dec 2020 #2
dutch777 Dec 2020 #3
JohnnyRingo Dec 2020 #4
rickford66 Dec 2020 #5
J Magarac Dec 2020 #6
not fooled Dec 2020 #7

Response to sabra (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 12:21 AM

1. Cheeto hiring mercenaries again

How Roman of him.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 12:45 AM

2. That really takes the cake!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 01:06 AM

3. Might have been a secret Mexican plot to keep the Americans out!

You don't want a bunch of MAGA whackadoodles getting into the good tequila.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 03:20 AM

4. Well, that's ironic, isn't it?

Look up ironic and you'll see this:

i·ron·ic
/īˈränik/

1: A popular song by Alanis Morissette
2: Mexicans smuggled in to guard a border wall built to keep Mexicans out.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 09:06 AM

5. Badges ?

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 09:33 AM

6. One more month an a half, and this ar least will be done. n/t

 

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 12:17 PM

7. red don's Potemkin wall

the ultimate monument to the stupidity of maggots.

Billions flushed down the drain for...not much of anything, other than assuaging the feelings of dumb, ignorant racists.


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