REPORT: GoFundMe border wall construction back in motion, crew threatened by armed cartel members

MAY 31, 2019

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Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of the story misstated the location of  Sunland Park. It is in New Mexico.

EL PASO, Texas – A non-profit group touted the progress on a privately funded border wall Thursday, two days after a  New Mexico mayor said the barrier was being built illegally.

The We Build the Wall group held a press conference Thursday to officially unveil the “first ever privately built border wall on US-Mexico border.”

The article goes on to state the following:

On Tuesday, Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea claimed that the wall was built illegally after the property owners did not obtain the necessary permits to erect the fencing.

Sunland Park city officials sent the property owners and the group a cease and desist letter to halt the construction. Construction stopped Tuesday, but quickly began again Thursday after the group got the go-ahead from the city.

U.S. Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage, founder of the group, reported in Twitter posts on Friday, “15 armed cartel members with rifles dressed in camo approached our border wall last night intimidating construction crews.”

Kolfage then reported another incident that happened last week, tweeting, “Last week before construction our security found 4 cartel scouts with rifles camped out on our property, they out gunned and pushed them back into Mexico. Our border agents now have the tactical advantage on the mountain in Sunland Park New Mexico thanks to @WeBuildtheWall.”

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