The mayor of a New Mexico city issued a cease-and-desist order to private contractors who have built a half-mile of border wall fencing between the U.S. state of New Mexico and Mexico.
The mayor of Sunland Park, New Mexico said the company didn’t have the proper permits to build the wall because the application filed was incomplete, according to KOAT news.
Private contractors were hired to build 1 mile of the border wall by an organization called We Build the Wall.
The We Build the Wall organization started as a GoFundMe campaign on Dec. 17, 2018, by triple-amputee United States Air Force veteran and Purple Heart recipient Brian Kolfage. By Dec. 31, the group had raised over $18 million in private donations. Currently, it has raised over $22 million.
The group broke ground on the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday, May 24, and by Tuesday, May 28, they had received the cease-and-desist order.
Dustin Stockton, co-founder of We Build the Wall told KOAT news, “Sunland Park sent out a building inspector to inspect the site before we started building. There was an inspector on site when we did the first concrete pour, and each time along the way we were given permission to continue to build while our application was processed.”
Orders to stop
However, Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea said at a news conference on Tuesday that the fence—on private property—did not get the proper city permit and that it’s higher than allowed. The 18-foot fence surpasses the city’s maximum allowed height of 6 feet.
Brian Kolfage and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach were at the construction site over the weekend as the wall went up. Kobach told The Gateway Pundit the reason that particular site was picked.
Kobach explained, “The gap is a half-mile wide corridor and it’s literally a parking lot on the Mexican side and then you walk five steps and you are in the parking lot on the American side. There’s no barbed wire. There’s not ANY barrier. You just walk from one parking lot to the other.”
In the past, groups of over a hundred in size on a typical evening would often come through this particular corridor. And while the Border Patrol is dealing with all the people down at the bottom of the gap in the flat area the cartels would be sending drugs up on the side of the mountain with no border control interference at all.”
On May 30, the We Build the Wall group is having a rally at the construction site. Perea has also scheduled a press conference.
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