ARIZONA : Figura entre las finalistas para el Muro Trump la "Fisher" de Tempe

Construction workers use a crane to place a new segment of border wall near Naco, Arizona.

Tempe, AZ.- Federal officials have picked four companies, including one from Tempe, Arizona, to build concrete prototypes of President Trump's promised wall along the Southwestern border. Tempe-based Fisher Sand & Gravel/DBA Fisher Industries was selected, along with Caddell Construction in Montgomery, Ala., Texas Sterling Construction in Houston, Texas, and W.G. Yates &Sons Construction in Philadelphia, Miss.

 The prototypes are expected to cost between $400,000 to $500,000 each, said Ronald Vitiello, acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, who announced the four companies during a press conference in Washington D.C. The four companies will meet with CBP officials to discuss timing and access issues, and then will have 30 days to complete their prototypes at a CBP location near San Diego, Calif.. 

Construction may begin in a few weeks, Vitiello said. 

 Trump threatens gov't shutdown over wall funding Last week in Phoenix, Trump announced that he would consider hamstringing the federal budget if congressional Democrats did not pass funding for the construction of a border wall. "And we are building a wall on the southern border which is absolutely necessary," Trump said. 

The crowd cheered and chanted, "Build that wall." "Now the obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it. But believe me, if we have to close down our government, we're building that wall," he said. Vitiello said the choices were a "significant milestone," while environmental groups in Arizona criticized the announcement.

 Concerned about keeping quality reporting alive in Tucson? A metro area of nearly 1 million deserves a vital & sustainable source of news that's independent and locally run. Support TucsonSentinel.com with a contribution today! "Trump’s border wall obsession is spinning out of control," said Brian Segee, a senior attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. 

"These prototypes are the first step toward a wall that will endanger wildlife and habitat, increase human suffering, sow division and become a monument to Trump’s hate and ignorance." "While people across the country are uniting to help each other following Hurricane Harvey, the Trump administration is pushing ahead its divisive plan for a wall along the U.S.- Mexico border," said Dan Millis, the Sierra Club's borderlands organizer. 
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"The wall prototypes will be literal concrete reminders of this administration’s harsh plot to target immigrant families for deportations that would shatter lives and shred the fabric of tight knit border communities," he said. Details of the prototype designs were not immediately available, a CBP spokesman said Thursday. The process had been delayed, said the spokesman, because of protests from two companies that were not selected. However, several days ago the Government Accountability dismissed the protest, he said. "Other plans on the way for other segments," Vitello said, "This is the first new initiative that ads to our bigger plans." "Prototyping is an industry-tested approach to identify the best solution when considering a new product or methodology," said Rob Daniels, a CBP spokesman...............................................mas en:

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