We Build the Wall is a privately funded organization that has begun work on building a section of a border wall near El Paso, Texas.
Kris Kobach, former Kansas Secretary of State, said that the project was undertaken because there is a large gap near Mount Cristo Rey that drug and human smugglers are taking advantage of.
The barrier is being built on private land. The Army Corps of Engineers previously stated that the strip of land was too rugged for fencing.
“We’ll keep on building as long as people keep chipping in. The average contribution has been only $67 but so many people have chipped in,” said Kobach. He also said plans are in works for a second project.
There are plans to start a second project according to Kobach.
This happened as U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. blocked President Trump from building sections of his border wall. The block prevents a 46-mile border wall in New Mexico as well as another 5 miles in Yuma, Arizona.