The latest contract awards for border wall are being challenged by one of the firms who didn’t get the contract. At issue are items on the questionaire that included question of whether a firm had worked on the wall in the past five years
Two major projects to build President Donald Trump’s border wall using nearly $1 billion in Pentagon funds run the risk of being delayed due to a construction firm protesting the contracts won by two rivals.
Things are paused while this is reviewed.
In the meantime, DHS has waived environmental and other laws
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued two waivers, which will ensure expeditious construction of new bollard wall within the U.S. Border Patrol’s Yuma and El Paso sectors in Arizona and Texas. The projects covered by the waivers include up to approximately 53 miles of new bollard wall in place of dilapidated and outdated designs,…
These waivers are criticized
The Department of Homeland Security confirmed that it will waive dozens of environmental, health and other laws to clear the way for construction on about 58 miles of border barriers, including 12 miles of fencing near Yuma.