With the left threatening protests and violence for anything having to do with President Donald Trump, border wall contractors have asked the federal government to allow them to carry firearms when they are working on site.
The head of a general contractor in Fort Worth, Texas, says he has received several death threats since he publicly showed interest in bidding to work on President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.
As bids for the wall roll in by the March 4 deadline, interested companies are preparing for a violent backlash if they end up with the high-profile job. Some firms have asked the government if border patrol agents would come to their aid if they came under “hostile attack” or if employees can carry firearms in states with tight gun control restrictions, the AP reported.…
The Trump administration has made the border wall the linchpin of its border security and illegal immigration policies, but the project has garnered a diverse group of opponents. Immigrant advocacy groups, environmental activists, and many private landowners along the Rio Grande are opposed to the wall and are expected to protest at construction sites.
“There will be a lot of different activity — protests, prayer vigils — on both sides of the wall,” he told the AP. “We pray and hope that they’re peaceful.”
But it’s not just a matter of domestic security and keeping US-based social justice warriors at bay.
Companies involved in the construction of the wall have reason to be concerned because, as we reported shortly after the inauguration of Donald Trump, there is a strong possibility that heavily armed Mexican drug cartels could attempt to attack contractors:
Jorge Castañeda Gutman, former Secretary of Foreign Affairs in Mexico, took things a step further during an interview on CNN with Fareed Zakaria when he suggested that Mexico’s previous cooperation with the U.S. in curbing the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants could end.
Instead, the cartels could be essentially unleashed upon the U.S. – retribution for tough policies on Mexico and other immigrant-producing countries in the Latin American world.
These astonishing words could open up an economic gang war against the U.S. – very irresponsible words that reveal just how connected Mexico’s leadership is with the violent drug cartels who operate from their territories
We suspect that any attempt to stop construction of the wall through violence originating on the Mexican side of the border will lead to President Trump swiftly declaring the entire length of the southern border a national security zone.
While drug cartels have been able to move freely across the border for the last two decades, given Trump’s strong stance on national defense and border security, we suspect the response to any potential threat will come complete with armed drones and a heavy U.S. Border Patrol and/or military presence.