When news broke last year that U.S. Air Force Veteran Brian Kolfage started a GoFundMe page to build a citizen-funded border wall, reactions were mixed. Some thought it would never work. Other’s didn’t think they’d have the technical expertise to build a proper wall even if they had enough money to do so. There were even critics who thought any attempts by private citizens to get the necessary permissions, materials, and contractors would turn into a debacle that would cost too much and take forever.
But this is America, and as American citizens have been proving for over two centuries, private enterprise and determination to succeed drives us to accomplish more than expected. We Build the Wall Inc found an ideal location to build their first stretch of wall, a piece of land popular among human traffickers and drug smugglers. It wasn’t a good choice in the government’s eyes as the Army Corps of Engineers declared the terrain too difficult to build a wall.
Undeterred, We Build the Wall secured permissions. The found high-quality contractors and American materials. They built an incredible stretch of wall well under what the government would have paid to have it done. And they did it all in a matter of days.
But this isn’t about private versus public projects. This is about protecting Americans by securing the border in spots that are most heavily trafficked by illegal immigrants and drug cartels, and with that goal in mind, We Build the Wall had an immediate impact.
Four and a half months later, we’re getting to hear stories from Americans who were impacted by the project. This video released by Kolfage isn’t just heartwarming. It delivers hope to those who may also believe the government’s tendency towards politics over solutions has left them stuck in a bad situation.
“This is what border security is all about, protecting the American people,” Kolfage said. “It’s rewarding to see the project come full circle, however, this is just one project, one small section, but as you can see the impact is very large.”
As the Trump administration fights Democrats who are obstructing border security efforts, victories are slowly coming through. Some walls are being built. But it’s not enough. This is why We Build the Wall is such an important charity to support. They’re taking a strategic approach to locating the stretches of unprotected border that need their efforts the most.
It isn’t right that so many American citizens must worry about their property and their safety as thousands of illegal immigrants pour across the border every day. The last fiscal year ended with nearly a million border crossing apprehensions. This doesn’t take into account those who were not asylum-seeking migrants and evaded capture. There’s no telling how many made it into the United States undetected.
Enough is enough.
“We cannot neglect our fellow citizens any longer who are in need of basic security, and We Build The Wall will continue to fight for these people,” Kolfage continued.
As We Build the Wall ramps up its efforts, it’s imperative that Americans support each other in the fight against the crime and drugs flowing across the border. We cannot wait for DC to get its act together. We need the wall now.
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