With an unprecedented surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and migrant caravans marching towards America every month, one company is offering to build the wall right now.
As noted by The Washington Examiner, an Arizona-based company is making a formal offer to the Trump administration to build 218 miles of wall along the southern border for $3.3 billion.
For comparison, the Pentagon announced last month that it could allocate $1 billion for the wall, which would only build around 57 miles.
Arizona-based Fisher Industries President Tommy Fisher promises that it can be built and completed in 13 months, which is much quicker than the federal government has been moving.
Fisher is scheduled to meet with top Department of Homeland Security officials and lawmakers in Congress this week, where he will present his plans and make the case for getting the contract.
“DHS needs a contractor to build the border fence as fast as possible, without compromising the quality of the fence. The ideal contractor would build the border fence faster, of higher quality, and at less cost than any other contractor. Fisher Sand & Gravel Co. is that contractor,” Fisher Industries officials wrote in an official paper version of the proposal.
Fisher said it can build 218 miles of 18-foot steel bollard fence, along with paved concrete roads, lighting, and technology for $3.285 billion, a fraction of the $5.7 billion President Trump requested from Congress in December for a 234-mile project.
The fence’s steel is all made in-house and would be weathered to avoid rusting and the need for replacement for 75 years, Fisher said. The top of the fence would have spin cameras mounted to it with systems that use facial recognition technology.
The barrier would go up in four regions: 42 miles near Yuma, Ariz.; 69 miles near El Paso, Texas; 15 miles near El Centro, Calif.; and 91 miles near Tucson, Ariz.
The government would have to approve the project by May 1 in order to guarantee its competition by June 2020.
Fisher demonstrated for DHS’ top planners and project managers in Tempe, Ariz., last month how it could build 180 feet of wall in two hours. The company has said it can build one mile of fence per day, ultimately getting to two miles per day.
This offer is so good that it will be pretty hard for Trump and Congress to turn it down.
Fisher says he can build the wall for less money and much faster than the government is currently building portions of the wall.
This also comes days after U.S. Customs and Border Protection chief Kevin K. McAleenan revealed that apprehensions hit record highs in the month of March.
McAleenan said there is an “unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis all along our Southwest Border.”
By the end of the month, CBP expects to have apprehended more than 100,000 people attempting to cross the southwestern border into the U.S.
There’s more than enough proof showing that there is a crisis at the border.