MAGA Scam Artist's Border Wall Hits A Wall

May 2019
Backatown, USA
Iraq war vet Brian Kolfage said he was going to get Trump supporters to chip in $1 billion to privately fund a wall across the US/Mexican border. He raised about 2% of that amount, illegally built a small portion of wall, and has now been ordered by the US government to leave its main gate open.

There are so many things wrong with this plan:

Kolfage's wall is 1/2 mile long. The border is 2000 miles.
Private citizens can't build a wall on public property.
They can't cut off areas that the government or public may need access to.
They can't build a wall on private property without landowner permission.

Kolfage has a history of fundraising scams. Reports say that he has been using some of the funds to buy himself an expensive boat , cars, etc.
He is still $980 million short of his goal. Get out your checkbooks, Trump fans!

<<The controversial half-mile wall constructed along the US–Mexico border near Sunland Park, New Mexico, was erected earlier this month after organizers raised more than $23 million on GoFundMe, the online crowdfunding site. But We Build the Wall organizers failed to obtain the required authorization to build the barrier on federal land, cutting off access to waterways and a public monument.>>
May 2019
Backatown, USA
The GoFundMe Border Wall Blocked Access To A Monument. It's Been Ordered To Keep A Gate Open Indefinitely.

OK, so apparently Kolfage knows that his little wall isn't legal.

In May, the city of Sunland Park issued a cease-and-desist order to the group stating that the proper permits had not been issued and that the wall's construction team had not submitted adequate plans to the city.

Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told BuzzFeed News the city was caught off guard by the wall's construction, but that the city had limited resources to address the issue.

Kolfage, meanwhile, claimed on Twitter that the project was in compliance and that construction had intentionally started during a three-day weekend "when corrupt city was partying over the weekend" because the group had "planned for battle."

While Kolfage has touted the project as the "Cadillac of walls," BuzzFeed News recently observed dozens of people crossing the border into the US in search of Border Patrol agents to request asylum just a short distance from the wall. City officials and local residents, even those who supported a border wall, also told BuzzFeed News they were concerned the half-mile privately funded wall will only direct migrants to other parts of town, creating a new host of issues.

We Build the Wall has come under increased scrutiny since its viral online fundraiser, most recently prompting an investigation by the state of Florida, where the group is incorporated as a nonprofit.
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