DHS Releases Images Of Border Wall Prototypes

Tyler Durden's picture

The White House wasn’t going to let minor details like the fact that Congress hasn’t appropriated any money to fund construction of President Trump’s promised border wall stop it from building eight prototypes in Otay Mesa, near San Diego.

And with few expecting the Democrats to accept the White House’s demands relating to a tentative deal that Trump struck with “Chuck and Nancy” last month to avert a shutdown and secure some border wall funding in exchange for enshrining DACA, it’s possible that the Trump administration will never secure the funds, given rumors that a handful of Republican lawmakers privately oppose it.  

Nevertheless, construction on the prototypes, which were selected by the Department of Homeland Security back in August, began two weeks ago. And now, DHS has released the first images of the partly finished designs.

Plans for the prototypes that were selected by DHS after a bidding process that began in the spring were published in late August.

The prototypes are meant to be a “menu of designs” that might be used for the wall, should it be built. Four of the prototypes are made of concrete, while the other four are made of other materials, the Blaze reports. They range from 18 to 30 feet high and are “designed to deter illegal crossings,” says the Border Protection office. They are expected to cost $3.6 million.

The money for building the prototypes came from $20 million that Congress has allowed the Department of Homeland Security to pull from other areas of its budget. That followed an executive order President Donald Trump signed in January directing the federal government to begin construction on the border wall as soon as possible.

While the final cost of a border wall would depend on which design is chosen, estimates range from the upper end of $70 billion from a report by Senate Democrats, to $21.6 billion estimated by the US Department of Homeland Security.

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VWAndy's picture

 I was thinking something with a yanked chain kinda look to it.

overbet's picture

Mine fields and bump stocks are cheaper and more fun. They can stream video for ppv. The illegal pinata show.

Bes's picture

looks like today was

"throw a bone to base day"

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 distractions from

while his goldmanite neocon

cabinet is pumping up wall street

the police state and

most definitely the MIC

which cumulatively are more dangerous than

a mexican painting your house

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or do you disagree?

 

overbet's picture

I live in a major city so a feral dindu or mexican pose a more imminent danger

NoDebt's picture

Where are the gun turrets and grenade launchers?  Even for a prototype you should be able to at least mock up something that looks like the final product.

 

erkme73's picture

Press 1 for English.  Press 2 for immediate deportation.

Kobe Beef's picture

"I see trees of green, and faces white,

Hispanics gone, along with their blight.

And I think to myself, what a wonderful Wall..

Yes I think to myself, what a wonderful Walllll."

JuliaS's picture

Calvera: New wall.
Chris: There's lots of new walls, all around.
Calvera: They won't keep me out.
Chris: They were built to keep you in.

libertyanyday's picture

chicano chain steering wheels all welded together with lots of hubcaps

Ignatius's picture

They forgot to include the aesthetic accent of 1500 miles of graffiti.

Juggernaut x2's picture

And the manned M60s in towers every 100 yards

HRClinton's picture

This means that the furthest an Illegal would be from a tower, is 50 yds.

At 50 yds, I can hit them with my compound bow. Don't even need a scope on the rifle. 

No, they need to be at every 500 m.

laser's picture

I hope those machine guns can't be turned in our direction.

Cman5000's picture

 "If you build it, they will stop coming."

Ignatius's picture

Throwing them that hire illegal workers in jail and dispossessing their assets is cheaper.

overbet's picture

Make the illegals build it to pay back the money and opportunity theyve stolen from Americans. 

Ignatius's picture

I'm not a big fan of slavery. 

Illegal immigration happens because the elitists make money paying substandard wages due to their illegal status.

overbet's picture

slavery/restitution, tomato/tomato

FoggyWorld's picture

And on the southern side of that border....  the elitists make money by paying sub, substandard wages due to their own illegal behavior.

Trogdor's picture

They could stop "illegals" in a heartbeat - just take the cheese out of the trap. You don't have an ID? No medical treatment. You don't have an ID? No food stamps. You don't have an ID? No help of any kind from the government.

Of course, companies like Tyson Foods would shut down over night - as would a lot of construction companies, landscaping companies, etc. Additionally, the illegals serve as a voting base for the Communists and one of the ingredients in the 'divide and conquer' strategy of the PTB.

They're here because they benefit the Government/PTB.

techpriest's picture

Also, don't forget the subsidized ag that killed a lot of independent farmers down there.

afronaut's picture

They still come. They shit out kids and get welfare instead of working.

max powers's picture

you always want the litlle people fighting those below ... that way they won't they all look up at fight those above

TheLastTrump's picture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1DzZ7oShl4

 

It's beautiful

 

Mugatu witnesses something spectacular and invokes the deity

chunga's picture

This is great but a major electric utility co where I'm at hires Guatamalans via a subcontractor to perform a lot of work.

I doubt any of them had to jump over or shimmy any walls.

Rusty Shorts's picture

Great Wall of China, Hadrian's Wall, Antonine Wall, Walls of Jericho, Walls of Constantinople, Walls of Babylon...what do they all have in common?

gramps's picture

I love how they are building the big beautiful protypes in front of the existing wall.

DavidFL's picture

I say we go with the vendor who has the U Haul trailer. This supplier does not have the equipment? Seriously, I bet money DHS picks that vendor and then will wonder why the project has 200% overrun!

 

TheMexican's picture

I like the first one.

Solio's picture

Hire the Chinese, they know how to build a big, beautiful wall!

Dode415's picture

None of them are elephant shaped and white in colour - surprising :)

gramps's picture

Everyone needs to ask themselves why the mestizos want to send all of their brown people over here? That slum behind the existing wall should help formulate your answer.

Kobe Beef's picture

If I and my pregnant wife could hop over the fence into Justin Bieber's backyard, have our baby in his gazebo, and then claim the baby is a Bieber, so we get to raid his fridge, live in his house, pee in his pool, and he has to pay for it...

then it's not a question why Mestizos are doing the same shit to the USA.

Rebelrebel7's picture

No no no! I keep saying that it should be mother of pearl, with gold finials.

apberusdisvet's picture

Just build a 100 yard moat and stock it with gators and pirhana; won't even have to spend money to feed the animals; there will be plenty of free range illegals to munch on.

historian40's picture

The US is looking more and more like the zionist state every day.  Why not?  The same cabal runs both.

Anteater's picture

Where are the gun turrets and 'Juden Only' stickers?

Twee Surgeon's picture

Dude . I was a kid in England in the 1960's and there were a lot of WWII comic book's floating around and we had to do a Diorama History project . So i did something out of a Comic book and it was a page in a Comic book about a Gestapo roadblock and I did it on a Cornflake box with Plastic soldiers and I had made little fence things. It turned out to not be a good idea. The signs in the comic book said ' Achtung Juden' i had no idea what the fuck that meant.

So I show up at school age 7 ? and the Teacher is Mrs Mc Millan who was a French lady who had married a Brit after the war who must have thought I was from a family of extremists or some shit, to hold such an opinion, that was not the case. I just did a Diorama of a road block. From a Comic book.

They beat the living shit out of me in the ensuing years and I a completely oblivious cunt took the wacks and called it normal. There was never a Man who might ask of things thought out, just Bitch Slaps from old hag's. I forgive them all. There were no Men involved in running that school.

Flankspeed60's picture

I've had some incredibly kind and brilliant teachers in my life, and a few mind-numbingly cruel, thoughtless and incompetent. Both leave a lasting impression. Never been in jail, but if it ever happens, it will likely be for obliterating some worthless f*k for beating a child. Sorry you had to endure that.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

"Juden only" stickers are on the USSA side. No gun turrets, just free bagels and lox when a dual-passport is shown.

Miss Expectations's picture

This is all for show.  Who the hell builds full scale models?  

Here's Donald with the traditional foam core prototypes:

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2016/10/31/nyregion/31trumpheights1/31tr...

Oh, and this is Spinal Tap

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iMFOKR1vtKk/Vm1TiznRgXI/AAAAAAAAmWQ/tBGlCpWZOM...

gramps's picture

Since Mexico is paying for it they had to present the options right on the border.

SHsparx's picture

DHS LOL? Isn't this the same agency that was taking bribes from cartels to let illegals in?

shimmy's picture

These are ugly. If they aren't completed then hopefully they'll get better. Hardly beautiful or aesthetically pleasing like president pumpkin says the wall would be. 

pawn's picture

Wtf what if Americans want 2 go to mexico climb over this wall. Look people vacation in Mexico. So can't get in can't get out. That's called a prison

gramps's picture

Who walks to Mexico. Fucking morons. 

samsara's picture

Took him literally did you? Do you Always look at the surface of a statement? I can see that CNN would make sense to you.

That's right Shimmy, complain about the esthetics of a wall in the middle of the fucking northern Sonoran desert. What you going to walk out there in 100 degree weather and look at it?