51-year-old Tommy Fisher spent $ 30 million building a three-mile wall in Rio Grande, Texas.
It consists of 15,000 steel stanchions that run along the river that separates the United States and Mexico in the region.
Bloomberg reported that he is now looking for someone to buy it.
Last year, 51-year-old Tommy Fisher completed the construction of a $ 30 million three-mile private wall in Rio Grande, Texas, which separates the United States and Mexico.Now he is reported looking for someone to buy it Bloomberg..
And it’s going to be a tough sale, especially since it stopped building the Trump wall when US President Joe Biden was elected, but Biden’s Secretary of Homeland Security may try to do so in April. I said I couldn’t Fill the “gap” On the current wall.Just last month, the President of the United States returned home $ 2.2 billion To the army assigned to build a wall under the Trump administration, insider report.
According to Bloomberg, Fisher’s walls, which run along the Rio Grande River that separates the United States and Mexico, consist of “15,000 18-foot-high steel bollards” at 5-inch intervals.
Fisher told Bloomberg that when Trump was elected, he began to consider building a wall as a personal project.Republican donor and often Fox News contributors, Fisher told the outlet: “This will be really fun. It will be a memorable project like Hoover Dam,” I said.
2019, Make a wall Bloomberg is an organization dedicated to crowdsourcing funds to private sector efforts to build border walls, paying $ 6.9 million to Fisher’s North Dakota-based company Fisher Industries, New Mexico. Reported that he had built a half-mile wall.
We Build the Wall was founded by US veteran Brian Kolfage and co-led by former White House strategist Steve Bannon.
In late 2019, Fisher began building a second stretch after receiving an additional $ 1.5 million. He later broke up with the organization and continued to build walls. That cost eventually swelled to $ 30 million. This is 20 times the original estimate.
In 2019, Corfage, Bannon, and two others were charged with defrauding a $ 25 million donor in connection with the organization, according to court documents seen by. insider..Bannon was given Amnesty before trial Just before former US President Donald Trump resigns.Corfage later faced additional Tax fraud False tax return charges.
Fisher’s work at We Build the Wall helped him score more points $ 2 billion contract From the Trump administration-despite The Washington Post reported, Some of his builds are plagued by design issues and poor structure.
In addition to structural issues, Fisher’s project has been reported to be the subject of backlash from environmental groups and neighbors who oppose the wall. NPR.. They said it was built too close to the river and could exacerbate the flood.
last year, National Butterfly CenterHe sued nonprofit conservation groups WBTW and Fisher Industries, stating that walls could block the flow of the river and cause floods on both sides. AP.. on the other hand, U.S. Border and Water Commission also filed proceedingsSaid that the water diverted from the construction of the wall could change the border between the United States and Mexico.
Despite both proceedings, Fisher continued to spend money on the wall project, he told Bloomberg. He was building a “Lamborghini” on the wall and believed that someone would buy it.
He hopes that the federal government will be moved to take over his private wall, as border control remains an issue.
In May of this year, US authorities encountered more than 180,000 undocumented immigrants on the southwestern border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection -The best in 20 years.is more than 50,000 I came through the Rio Grande Valley, which has Fisher’s three-mile wall.
Fisher Industries did not immediately respond to requests for comment from insiders.
Read the original article insider