During a conservative political action on Friday, Trump hinted that construction on a border wall “was moving quickly“. Soon after leaving the stage in National Harbor, Maryland, a call for bids was posted by the department of Homeland security to “erect the wall”. The DHS is currently accepting bids from those interested.
The first round of submissions should be for “several prototypes of wall structures” in the “vicinity of the United States border with Mexico.” These prototypes will, likely, go on to provide real-life feedback of how a border wall would work, or whether it would function at all—as well as provide a blueprint for the final border wall Trump promised during his campaign.
The newly installed security chief John Kelly on Monday released a fact sheet and a memo detailing significant changes in customs enforcement, immigration as well as a possible border wall. The first phase of construction is expected to begin in September